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Kenneth T. McConkey

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Mr. McConkey has developed a practice that is focused primarily on transactional matters, with approximately twenty percent devoted to litigation as it arises out of the underlying transactions. His focus is in representing the client, in both their individual and business needs. It is a simple truth that many times a client's personal and business interests are intertwined and often inseparable. In providing insightful and effective counsel to his clients in both areas, Mr. McConkey has developed knowledge and experience in assisting in structured planning for future challenges, and resolving current conflicts. Among the types of guidance Mr. McConkey provides his business clients are services relating to business entity type selection and formation, formalizing of the relationships among the owners of a business through written agreements designed to minimize future conflicts and ambiguity, assistance with the ongoing maintenance of the business structure to include its evolution and potential conversion, and counsel on winding up a business at the end of its existence.

Prior to his years of private practice and joining Derryberry & Naifeh, LLP, Mr. McConkey served as the counsel and constituent representative for U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe, and as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge, Gregory K. Frizzell in the Northern District of Oklahoma. Prior to attending law school Mr. McConkey utilized his undergraduate degree as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) for Verizon Communications Corporation, as well as with The Hertz Corporation in its Information Technology Group.

Areas Of Practice

  • Business Transactional/Contracts
  • Business Entity Type Selection and Formation
  • Residential/Commercial Real Property Transactions
  • Tax Dispute/Protest Representation (state & federal)
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)
  • Governmental Agency Administrative Hearings Adjudication
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2005
  • University of Central Oklahoma
    • BBA-MIS - 2000
    • Honors: Presidential Honor Roll

Honors and Awards

  • Sue Lorenz Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the National Energy Environmental Law and Policy Institute

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe, Counsel and Constituent Representative
  • U.S. District Court Judge, Gregory K. Frizzell in the Northern District of Oklahoma, Law Clerk
  • Verizon Communications Corporation, Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • Hertz Corporation, Information Technology Group


  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Phi Delta Kappa
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