Administration - Judy A. Anderson, Chief Operating Officer
Mrs. Anderson supervises the Firm's business administration and its staff. Having been with RIDDLE & WIMBISH, P.C. since its inception in 1979, Mrs. Anderson's contributions allow the lawyers to better focus their attention on the needs of clients. Her responsibilities include quality control for the Firm's legal services rendered to clients, assistance in the Firm's strategic planning and practice area development, staff training in areas of skills enhancement and ethics adherence, as well as management and supervision of the Firm's staff, finances and office operations.
Mrs. Anderson has done studies in the Administrative Management Program of Tulsa Community College (TCC); holds a Certificate in Management from the University of Tulsa; and has participated in and conducted extensive continuing educational training since 1984.
She has served in leadership capacities in the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) at the local, regional and national levels, having served two terms on the National Association's Board of Directors and as Trustee and President of the Foundation of that Association. She served four years on the Advisory Board for the Tulsa Junior College (now TCC) Legal Secretary Program, and has been active in the Professional Council of the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce and the Owasso Chamber of Commerce. She served on the Board of Directors for Rejoice Christian School and on the General Board for Rejoice Church both in Owasso, as well as on committees and boards of various other religious, educational, civic and professional organizations.
Mrs. Anderson has authored numerous law office management articles in several publications including the Florida Bar Association. She served three years on the Publication Committee of the Tulsa County Bar Association, and co-authored sections of the Career Resources Manual and the Sample [ADA] Job Descriptions on File published by the national Association of Legal Administrators. She is credited with founding the original Tulsa Chapter ALA Newsletter, and developing the Chapter’s electronic newsletter winning multiple first-place awards in international competition for both. As Chairman of the 1995 Planning Committee for the Association of Legal Administrators' National Annual Educational Conference, she led a group of volunteer professionals from across the country in program planning for nearly 100 educational sessions. In 1995, she received ALA's national Volunteer of the Year Award and in 2003, the Spirit of ALA Award, the Association’s highest honor, in public recognition of her many years of service to the Association, which service continues. She is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management; and she was named 2008-09 Woman of Achievement by Business & Professional Women/USA.
She has lectured on topics of small firm administration, professional development, skills development, time and resource management, legal management career planning, personnel administration issues, leadership, and ethics for such groups as the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Conference, the Administrative Management Society, classes and organizations at Tulsa Community College, the Tulsa Chapter of Legal Secretaries, and for a number of local, regional and national ALA groups.
Administrative & Legal Support
The para-professional, administrative, secretarial and support staff of the Firm encompasses several decades of total legal support, executive assistant and secretarial background. The Firm is committed to the staff’s continual training and pursuit of excellence. In order to qualify for membership on the Riddle & Wimbish, P.C. Team, client service must be of paramount importance to each person as they adhere to a code of personal and professional ethics, respect, honor, and integrity. The Riddle & Wimbish, P.C. Staff meets that challenge daily.