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Mary Jo Lockshin Interview

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Mary Jo Lockshin is a partner at Stark & Knoll in Akron, Ohio in its Estate Planning & Probate Group.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in English with honors, and her Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University.

Mary Jo brings a wealth of experience to the firm's estate planning and probate practice which enables her to assist clients with estate planning, probate, charitable gifting, probate litigation, trust and guardianship administration, and asset protection. Her previous experience includes serving as Vice President and Trust Officer of FirstMerit Bank where she served as manager of the trust division probate department.

Shannon Davies Interview

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Davies is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, and a member of the Employment Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. She has been listed as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer and A Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel. She is also a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section, the Litigation Section, the Women in Law Section and the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association. She is a former member of the Employment Management Association, a Professional Emphasis Group of the Society for Human Resource Management, and was formerly active in the Oklahoma Society of Human Resource Managers.

A 1999 graduate of Leadership Edmond, Davies served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Leadership Edmond Alumni Association. Davies was a member of the Board of Directors of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman of the Board of the Edmond Chamber in 2005. She served as co-creator and also co-chair of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce’s Task Force on Women in Business creating a network of women business owners. Davies also served as Chairman of the Chamber’s Finance Committee. She previously served as a Trustee of the UCO Foundation. Davies is a former member of the Executive Women’s Forum International. Davies has served on the Children and the Law Committee of the OBA Young Lawyers Division and the OBA Women in Law Committee. Davies served on the Board of Directors for the Terry Neese Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the Center for Excellence. She also served on the Board of Citizens for Edmond, Inc.

Davies’ law practice emphasizes labor and employment litigation and business litigation. She consults with corporate clients in virtually all areas of employment law, including non compete agreements, the Fair Labor Standards Act, civil rights litigation, OSHA compliance and litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issues, and employment contract disputes. She works with business and not for profit clients advising them on business matters including contracts, corporate duties and board of director compliance matters. In addition she practices in the area of constitutional law.

Davies holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. with honors from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Davies is married and lives in Edmond.

About Lester Loving & Davies
Lester Loving & Davies offers vast experience in virtually every area of the law — from complex multi-district litigation to uncontested divorces or simple wills. The Firm practices in state and federal courts throughout Oklahoma and is also licensed in Colorado, Texas, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In addition to the Firm’s trial practice, they regularly appear and argue before the various appellate courts, which have jurisdiction over Oklahoma cases.

Since their founding in 1996, Lester Loving & Davies’ success has been built on a philosophy of loyalty, leadership, and respect. They strive to earn each client’s trust through diligent representation that takes into consideration both the client’s legal needs and the most streamlined, cost-effective way to achieve success.

Lester Loving & Davies is an A-V rated law firm – the highest rating available to law firms in the United States. Additional information may be found at

Lisa Devlin Interview

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Lisa Sommer Devlin has practiced law since 1984, and has concentrated in hospitality law since the early 1990’s.  She drafts standardized contracts, provides legal training for sales staff and handles convention and meeting related litigation nationwide for major hotel chains, and was named one of the 25 most influential people in the meeting industry by Meeting News magazine in 2002 and 2006.  The State Bar of Arizona and meeting industry groups like Meetings Professional International regularly ask her to speak and write on legal related issues. 

Lisa attended the University of Iowa where she received her B.S. in 1981 in Anthropology and Journalism with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa; and her Juris Doctor in 1984, also with High Distinction, and Order of the Coif. 

 She is married to Matthew Devlin and has four children.