About Frederick Cabell Cornish
Fred's counseling and transactional practice encompasses every phase of a business's life and includes entity formation and organization, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiations, mergers and acquisitions,...
Fred's counseling and transactional practice encompasses every phase of a business's life and includes entity formation and organization, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financing, construction and development and real estate.
His litigation practice experience is equally diverse and includes the areas of administrative proceedings, complex commercial disputes, condemnation, construction, directors' and officers' liability, oil and gas, insurance, intellectual property, medical malpractice, professional liability and real estate. He also counsels clients on workplace matters arising from the employer-employee relationship.
In addition to having extensive experience as a commercial litigator in state, federal and appellate courts, Fred has developed special expertise in the niche areas of higher education law and forestry-related litigation. Most recently, he has served as lead litigator responsible for protecting the forestry operations in southeast Oklahoma of Weyerhaeuser Company and Oklahoma Timber, LLC.
A portion of Fred's practice is also devoted to representing clients in probate, estate planning and guardianship matters.
Throughout his long and distinguished legal career Fred has served as the Oklahoma commissioner to the National Conference on Uniform State Laws (1986 - 1995), as chairman of the Oklahoma Board of Mental Health (1980 - 1982) and as a temporary appointed judge to the Oklahoma Court of Appeals.
Fred is also a founding member and past president of Tulsa CASA, Inc., an organization which provides guardiansad litemfor abused and neglected children and advocates for the best interests of deprived children assigned to the Juvenile Division of Tulsa County District Court. Fred's efforts to advocate for children's legal rights run deep. In 1980, he prevailed as lead counsel in a landmark case before the Oklahoma Supreme Court. As a result of that decision, Oklahoma children requiring court-appointed counsel became entitled to free legal representation either by a public defender or an independent attorney compensated by county court funds.
Civic Involvement and Leaderships
•Tulsa CASA, Inc. (Founding Member and Former President)
•Girl Scouts Magic Empire Council (Board Member)
•Catholic Charities - Adoption Services (Legal Adviser)
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•The Attorney/CPA Working Relationship
Tulsa Chapter, Oklahoma Society of CPAsTulsa, Oklahoma March 15, 2012