DAVID POARCH, Past-President of the Oklahoma Bar Association (2015), obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma and began his legal career as a federal prosecutor in Oklahoma City. Upon leaving the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Oklahoma, Poarch entered private practice where he represented individuals, businesses, and lending institutions in a broad range of civil and criminal matters. After joining as general counsel and chief operating officer for a privately held bank services company that was subsequently acquired by a Fortune 500 company, he was appointed Assistant Dean at the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he oversaw all external matters for the College and taught courses in law, professionalism, and trial practice to law students. He is an active member of a number of professional organizations and committees, elected to membership in several select professional organizations, and has twice served as an elected Governor on the governing board of the Oklahoma Bar Association. David Poarch is rated AV®Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating available for both legal ability and ethical integrity. He assists the firm actively in litigation and in business and estate planning as well as other matters.