About Hugh M. Robert
While at the University of Tulsa College of Law, he served as Articles Editor for the peer-reviewed Energy Law Journal. He was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors fraternity. He was on the Dean's honor roll and held several offices in the Law & Medicine Society. He received a number of awards including the Outstanding Service Award from the Law & Medicine Society, Ph...
While at the University of Tulsa College of Law, he served as Articles Editor for the peer-reviewed Energy Law Journal. He was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors fraternity. He was on the Dean's honor roll and held several offices in the Law & Medicine Society. He received a number of awards including the Outstanding Service Award from the Law & Medicine Society, Phi Delta Phi Professional Responsibility Award, and CALI Awards (highest grade) in Mental Health Disability Law, Civil Procedure, Pre-Trial Practice, and Professional Responsibility. He also received the Martin H. Belsky Award in Public Interest Law for his demonstrated commitment in the areas of public service, diversity, religious respect and promotion of constitutional values in 2008. He has published Lessons of Prudhoe Bay: An Examination of Low-Stress Pipelines Regulations in the American Bar Association Energy Committee Newsletter (Vol. 5, No. 3, p. 10-13, June 2008).
He has also published "Election 2010: How and Why to Be Involved?" in the Advocate (the Journal of the Oklahoma Association for Justice), vol. 40, no. 1, Winter 2009 and "A Thumbnail of Prospective v. Retroactive Application" in the Advocate, vol. 41, no. 1, Spring 2010. He presented his paper on "Involuntary Representation" to the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group (Sept. 2010) and presented to the Oklahoma Bar Association Nursing Home Litigation CLE on "proving Common Nursing Home Claims- Pressure Ulcers, Falls, and Wandering" (Nov. 2010). He founded and served as Executive Director of the non-profit organization Oklahoma Center for Consumer & Patient Safety, now OK Watchdog, a 501(c) (3) organization. He was responsible for the identification of policies and practices that impact consumer and patient safety and bring about change in those areas. He was awarded the Consumer Advocate of the Year by the Oklahoma Association for Justice in 2007. Prior to founding OK Watchdog, he worked at MCI Telecommunications as a manager over international service delivery teams in Chicago, Tulsa, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He currently serves on the advisory board of Iron Gate, board of directors of The Living Green Network, Community Service Committee Chair for the Young Lawyers Division for the Tulsa County Bar Association, on the community service committee for the Oklahoma Association for Justice, and University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Board. He was awarded The University of Tulsa College of Law Distinguished Young Alumni in 2010. He also serves as the Second Vice President on the International Board of Directors of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Hugh is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, and Hudson Hall Wheaton Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He also serves the Tulsa County courts as an adjunct settlement judge.
Phi Delta Phi; Kappa Sigma (President) Articles Editor, Energy Law Journal. VP and Treasurer, Law and Medicine Society. OAJ Student Member. Recipient: CALI Awards in Mental Health Disability, Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Pre-Trial Practice; Martin II Belsky Award in Public Interest Law; Certificate in Legal Studies, University of Tulsa. Listed: Top Twenty Senior; Dean's Honor Roll; Leslie Rogers Scholarship; Thornton Memorial Scholarship. Author: Lessons of Prudhoe Bay: An Examination of Low-Stress Pipelines Regulations, American Bar Association, Energy Committees Newsletter, Vol. No. 5, Issue No. 3, June 2008. Member, NCAA Certification Committee. Student Body President. Student Representative to Board of Trustees. Christmas for Kids Chairman. ODK Greek Honor Society. Vice President, TU CARES. Formerly with: Supreme Court Justice for Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature. Attorney, Sherwood & McCormick, Nov. 2005—. Executive Director, Oklahoma Center for Consumer and Patient Safety, Nov. 2005-July 2008. Law Clerk/Intern, Public Defender's Office and Patient Safety, Sept. 1994-Sept. 1997. COO/Executive Vice President Business Development, Enact Net Inc., Aug. 2003-Oct. 2005. Manager, MCI Wholesale Service Delivery Implementation, Jan. 2004-Oct. 2005. Supervisor, MCI Service Delivery, Carrier International Customer Service, May 1999-Jan. 2004. Board Service Volunteer, University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Board, SMW Consulting and OK Watchdog. Kappa Sigma Volunteer Advisor, May 2000—.