M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr. Elected to American Law Institute
Midwest City attorney M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr., has been elected as a member of the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and, otherwise, improve the law.
The organization is made up of about 4,000 lawyers, judges and law professors of the highest qualifications and drafts, discusses, revises and publishes restatements of the law, model statutes and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and accomplished individuals to the American Law Institute,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “The serious problems that our country now faces have made the work of law reform at the highest levels even more important.”
Crosthwait, who is the immediate past president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and a past president of both the Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and his juris doctor from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security.