For many, the holiday season signifies a time of giving. Whether that means volunteering at a shelter, donating food and clothes or just spending additional time with a friend or family member, it is important to understand the importance of giving back.
Fry & Elder trial lawyer Katie Egan recognizes the importance of giving back and, for the second year in a row, the accomplished Tulsa family law attorney served as the Chair for the annual Champagne and Chocolate Gala. Sponsored by Living Arts, the event was staged November 18 and is the organization’s major yearly fundraiser with all proceeds going to support the local arts.
“It’s a great event and one that is highly anticipated by many in the Tulsa arts’ community,” Egan said. “The turnout was bigger than last year, and we continue to improve the gala each year. We were able to showcase talented local artists and raise money for the arts education. It’s a wonderful event to be a part of, and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside so many talented and dedicated people.”
As Egan said, the event was well attended and was well publicized by the Oklahoma media. Tulsa CBS affiliate KOTV Channel 6 aired a segment previewing the event which spotlighted Egan and Laura Echols.
The event was held in the Tulsa Arts District and featured the work of several Tulsa artists, including Chris Mantle, who is well known for his paintings of Buffalos.
“We have so many talented and dedicated artists in Tulsa,” Egan said. “It is important that we promote their work and the arts as well.”
Egan’s legal practice at Fry & Elder is focused on family law and criminal law issues. She became the first female trial lawyer at Fry & Elder when she joined the prestigious Oklahoma law firm in 2015 and is also licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York.
Not the Only Fry & Elder Trial Lawyer Giving Back
Egan’s work as the Champagne and Chocolate Gala Chair has been exemplary, but she is far from the only accomplished Fry & Elder trial lawyer giving back to the community.
Fry & Elder’s Lorena Rivas has coached the Union Alternative High School mock trial team for a number of years and was featured in the October issue of Tulsa Lawyer Magazine. Fry & Elder partner M. Shane Henry has also been involved with the team.
Fellow Fry & Elder immigration attorney Ruth Calvillo spoke to the University of Tulsa College of Law’s incoming class of law students in August and stressed the importance of giving back to the community.
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