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The Rotary Club of Edmond welcomes Jim Priest

by Andy Lester
9/8/2010 11:39:00 AM

     Our special guest this week, Jim Priest, is known throughout the community as an excellent lawyer and a man with a passion for family issues. Jim came to Oklahoma over 30 years ago after completing his legal education, and currently practices with the Whitten Burrage law firm in Oklahoma City.

     He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Houghton College, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University. In his law practice, he has handled hundreds of civil lawsuits involving claims of police misconduct, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge.

     Jim has taught numerous seminars on employment law and litigation, and received the Earl Sneed Award for Excellence in Continuing Education from the Oklahoma Bar Association. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Southern Nazarene University, both in the undergraduate political science department and teaching business ethics in the MBA program.

     An active part of his community, Jim has served on the boards of diverse organizations including the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Bethany Public School Foundation. He is a member of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene where he teaches Sunday School.

      A co-founder of Marriage Network Oklahoma, Jim has regularly appeared on television and before groups speaking and writing about employment law, workplace issues, ethics, marriage and family issues. For ten years he was a volunteer weekly columnist for The Oklahoman writing a column called "Family Talk" that addressed issues relating to marriage, parenting and families.

     Jim and his wife, Diane, have been married for 31 years. They have two children, Amanda and Spencer. Amanda lives in Tulsa with her husband Lee.

     Please welcome Jim Priest to the Rotary Club of Edmond.

Andy



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