M. Courtney Briggs

M. Courtney Briggs

M. Courtney Briggs combines her primary work as a literary agent with expertise in intellectual property, entertainment law and estates and probate. Her clients are published authors (exclusively), theatres, and a variety of small businesses and individuals.

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

  • Leadership Oklahoma City, Graduate, Class XIX (2000-2001)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association ‑ Governor (1997); Delegate (Oklahoma County), Alternate Delegate (1998-2001); Chair, Disaster Response and Relief Committee (1998); Chair, Young Lawyers Division (YLD), 1997; YLD Director (1995-1998) Chair, YLD Disaster Legal Assistance Comm.; Chair, YLD Long-Range Planning Comm.; Chair, Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Program; Chair, New Attorney Orientation Comm.; Vice-Chair, Women in Law Comm. (1997-2000); Member, Awards Committee, Women in Law Comm. (2000-2001); Member, AIDS Legal Resources Project Pro-Bono Panel
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association ‑ Chair, Young Lawyers’ Division (1997); Chair, Community Outreach Committee (date); Chair; Awards Committee (2000); Member, Pro-bono Panel, Disaster Legal Assistance
  • American Bar Association ‑ Speaker, National Affiliate Outreach Project, “Disaster Legal Assistance: The Oklahoma City Bombing Response”; Speaker, National Affiliate Outreach Project, “Oklahoma Senior Citizens Handbook”; Liaison, Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly; Co-Chairperson, Western Caucus, Young Lawyers Division; Member, Publications Committee, Young Lawyers Division; Delegate, Young Lawyers Division Assembly; Member, Sections on Intellectual Property Law; Entertainment Law; and General Practice (1995-2001)
  • Board of Advocates, 1989-
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, National and Regional Member, Speaker (1994-2001)
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Parish Life Board Member (1997-2001)
  • Junior League of Oklahoma City, Member and Committee Chair (1993-2001)
  • Mental Health Association in Oklahoma County, Board Member, Committee Chair (1999-2001)
  • Oklahoma City Bond Advisory Committee, Member, Ward 2 Representative (2000-2001)
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater OKC, Member and Advisory Board Member (1995-2001)
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild, Member (1990-2001)
  • Rose State College, Adjunct Professor (1995)
  • Managing Editor, 1990-1991, Assistant Managing Editor, 1989-1990, Oklahoma Law Review

HONORS

  • OBA Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer (1997)
  • OBA Award for Outstanding Service to the Young Lawyers Division (1995 and 1996))
  • OBA Golden Gavel Award for Outstanding Committee (xxx Committee) (1998)
  • Award for Outstanding Program, Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court (1998-2001)
  • Hardin Ballard Memorial Award for Outstanding Student in Appellate Advocacy
  • American Jurisprudence Awards; Dean’s Honor Roll
  • Academic Achievement Award

AUTHORSHIP

  • Note, “Securities: Statute of Limitation for 10b-5 Actions,” 43 Okla. L. Rev. 391, 1990

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

  • Wesleyan University (B.A., 1982)
  • University of Oklahoma (J.D., with distinction, 1991)
  • Admitted to bar, 1991, Oklahoma and U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • LANGUAGES: French and Italian