Judy Hamilton Morse

Director

Office: Oklahoma City
Email: judy.morse@crowedunlevy.com

Phone: 405.235.7759
Fax: 405.272.5242
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Morse, Judy Hamilton









 

Judy Hamilton Morse is a director in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and serves as chair of the Litigation & Trial Practice group. As an experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Morse focuses on litigation and trial practice, as well as bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

Ms. Morse has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of business litigation matters in various industries including securities, financial services, lending, consumer credit, franchising, real estate and energy. Ms. Morse has represented creditors, debtors, committees and trustees in bankruptcy cases in numerous jurisdictions throughout the country. Ms. Morse has represented approximately 40 oil and gas producers in the SemCrude bankruptcy pending in Delaware and has represented a public authority in the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers pending in the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Morse is admitted to practice in all state courts in Oklahoma, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, the Northern District of Texas, the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

She has been listed for more than 10 years in the Best Lawyers Publication and is recognized in Bet the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Creditor-Debtor Rights Law and Franchise Law. Ms. Morse was named 2014 Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year and 2010 Oklahoma City Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. Ms. Morse was named one of Oklahoma's Top 50 Lawyers in 2006 and was named one of the Top 150 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Plaintiff in 2013. She has been listed as one of Oklahoma's Top 25 Female Lawyers for the past seven years and is also recognized in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers and Chambers & Partners.

  • Benchmark Plaintiff Top 150 Women in Litigation
  • 2014 Best Lawyers' Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year
  • 2013 Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Top 25 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers' 2013 Oklahoma City Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers’ 2012 Oklahoma City Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers’ 2010 Oklahoma City Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Serves as a member of the Bench and Bar Committee for the Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Served as past president and trustee of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation
  • Member of Leadership Council and past member of Board of Trustees for the American Inns of Court Foundation
  • Master of the Bench in the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court

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Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Inns of Court (Member of Leadership Council and past member of Board of Trustees)
  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section) (10th Circuit Member, Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, 1999 — 2003)
  • William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court Master of the Bench (1990 — Present)
  • Committee on Admissions and Grievances, Western District of Oklahoma (Member, 1992 — Present)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Oklahoma Bar Association (Member and past Chair, Awards Committee)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association (Member, Bench and Bar Committee)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association (Member, Professionalism)
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation (past President and Trustee)
  • Merit Selection Panel for Bankruptcy Judge Selection for the Western District of Oklahoma (Member, 1998 and 2001)
  • Oklahoma Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Bet the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Creditor-Debtor Rights Law and Franchise Law
  • Listed in Super Lawyers and Chambers & Partners for Business Litigation
  • Benchmark Plaintiff Top 150 Women in Litigation
  • 2014 Best Lawyers' Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year
  • 2013 Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Top 25 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers’ 2012 Oklahoma City Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers' 2010 Oklahoma City Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2008
  • Mona Lambird Spotlight Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Legal Profession, 2001
  • Woman of the Year Finalist, 1997 and 2005

Classes Taught

  • Adjunct Professor in Bankruptcy Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Commodities Bankruptcies
  • Prepackaged Bankruptcy Cases
  • Ethical Considerations in Real Estate Transactions: Traps for the Unwary
  • Directors and Officers Liability

Community Service

  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
  • Leadership Oklahoma City (Class XVII)
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