Category Archives: M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr.
In the 2016 State Delegate Elections, M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr. was once again elected American Bar Association State Delegate for a three-year term effective at the conclusion of the 2017 New York Annual Meeting. Mr. Crosthwait has served in the House of Delegates almost continuously since 1994. This is his second term as State Delegate and member of the… Read More »
M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr. has been chosen to serve on the Board of Directors for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children. Oklahoma Lawyers for Children “is a team of volunteer lawyers and citizen-volunteers protecting and supporting children in the foster care system…funded by private grants and donors, and each donor dollar provides over $13 in legal services.”… Read More »
In the 2014 Contested State Delegate Elections, M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr. was elected ABA State Delegate for a three-year term effective at the conclusion of the 2014 Boston Annual Meeting. The State Delegate chairs the twelve member Oklahoma Delegation to the ABA House of Delegates and serves on the Nominating Committee of the ABA.
On June 28, 2013, M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr., was chosen by the Oklahoma County Bar Association as the recipient of the 2013 Bobby G. Knapp Leadership Award. The Bobby G. Knapp Leadership Award is awarded for sustained and effective leadership in the Oklahoma County Bar Association, distinguished by stewardship and professionalism reflecting the highest values… Read More »
Lawsuits challenging the validity of wills and trusts based on undue influence have become increasingly more common. In many, if not most cases, the persons alleged to be exerting the influence are family members or trusted others who use their position to unduly influence the elder for their own greed or financial gain. In a… Read More »
M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr., has been chosen to serve on the Professional Responsibility Tribunal of the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Professional Responsibility Tribunal is a panel of Masters whose function is to conduct hearings on formal complaints filed against lawyers and on applications for reinstatement to the practice of law in the State of Oklahoma. You… Read More »
On June 22, 2012, M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr., a long time volunteer for the organization, was overwhelmingly recommended for immediate election to the 2012 Oklahoma Lawyers for Children Board of Directors. Oklahoma Lawyers for Children is the only 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in Oklahoma dedicated to providing legal services to abused, neglected and deprived children in Oklahoma County…. Read More »
Generally speaking, child support in Oklahoma is calculated based upon the gross income of the parents of the children. There are many sources of income that can be included in the gross income, including what is called “Earned Income” and “Passive Income”. The Oklahoma legislature has defined both “Earned” and “Passive” Income in the statutes… Read More »
The Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts has provided the following excellent resource, free of charge: A Handbook for Guardians (click link to download). This handbook provides general information about the laws and procedures concerning guardianship and conservatorships. Guardians have many duties, and this handbook sets them out in plain, easy-to-understand language. Before or after reviewing… Read More »
On April 20, 2010, in a ceremony in the courtroom of the United States Supreme Court, M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr., was admitted to practice before that court. You can learn more about the United States Supreme Court by visiting their site here: Supreme Court of the United States