Meet our team

Our
Team

Our partners, associates and paralegals feel strongly that practicing law is a privilege. We view our profession as a lifelong commitment to serving others and that our clients deserve only our most steadfast attention.

James E. Weger

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Mr. Weger has been practicing law since 1982 with Jones Gotcher. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1979 and his law degree in 1982. He also attended the University of Oxford, Queens College, in 1980 as part of his law school curriculum. He has served as president and managing partner of Jones Gotcher since 1994.

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Thomas L. Vogt

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Mr. Vogt has practiced law with Jones Gotcher since 1984, and was named a partner in 1989. His law practice includes real estate and commercial transactions, business and real estate litigation, labor and employment practices, construction law and education law. Mr. Vogt’s experience in litigation disputes provides him with insights on how to best structure and document transactions to either avoid litigation or to put his clients in a winning position.

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Jack L. Brown

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Jack has been practicing law for over thirty-five years. Mr. Brown’s practice areas are litigation, including complex and class action litigation, transactional law, estate planning and disputed estates. He has long been active in the Tulsa County Bar Association, having served as a board member for 12 years. The association awarded him for Outstanding Service to the Bar in 1989 and as Tulsa’s Outstanding Young Lawyer in 1990.

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C. Michael Copeland

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Michael has been with the firm since being admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1988, and was named a partner in 1995. Mr. Copeland concentrates in a number of practice areas, including complex and class action litigation, commercial and general civil litigation, securities litigation, construction, products liability, and intellectual property matters. He received a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Finance in 1985.

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John W. Cannon

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John is a shareholder and director to Jones Gotcher, has been practicing law for almost twenty years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Oral Roberts University, magna cum laude, in 1989, and his Law Degree from the University of Tulsa, with Honors, in 1993. He was admitted to practice law in 1993 and was admitted as a member of the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts and Bankruptcy Districts of Oklahoma, including the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

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Maren Minnaert Lively

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Maren Lively has extensive experience in the areas of family law, probate and estate planning, guardianships, general litigation, and appellate work. Originally from South Dakota, Ms. Lively earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC in 2004. Prior to law school, Ms. Lively attended Oklahoma State University, where she double-majored in economics and political science.

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Patrick G. Colvin

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Mr. Colvin joined Jones, Gotcher & Bogan as a law clerk in May 2012, as an associate attorney in September 2013 and was promoted to shareholder of the Firm in September 2018. Mr. Colvin received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas and a Juris Doctor with Highest Honors from the University of Oklahoma.

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Tadd J.P. Bogan

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Mr. Bogan joined Jones, Gotcher & Bogan in 2006, and practiced with the firm until 2014. After leaving the firm Mr. Bogan served as General Counsel for a large heavy-haul trucking company from 2014 until 2017, and was promoted to President of that company in 2017. Mr. Bogan rejoined the firm as an Of Counsel member in June of 2020.

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Morgan T. Smith

Associate

Ms. Smith joined Jones, Gotcher & Bogan as an extern in May 2018, and as an associate attorney in April 2019. Ms. Smith obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University, where she was selected as an outstanding Orange Book senior, and received a certificate in Customer Employee Interaction.

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Patrick O. Waddel

Of Counsel

Mr. Waddel has been practicing law for nearly 50 years and joined the firm in 2016 as an Of Counsel member. He attended the University of Pittsburgh as well as University of Tulsa, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1964.  He went on to receive his law degree in 1967 from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.

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Annie C. McDonald

Paralegal

From the time we opened our doors, the partners at Jones Gotcher have insisted on practicing law with integrity. More than fifty years later, we still insist on high standards.
A mid-sized Tulsa firm, we’re large enough to accept any assignment – but never at the expense of personal attention. We treat our clients with the same respect that we have for the law.

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Terri L. White

Legal Administrator

From the time we opened our doors, the partners at Jones Gotcher have insisted on practicing law with integrity. More than fifty years later, we still insist on high standards.
A mid-sized Tulsa firm, we’re large enough to accept any assignment – but never at the expense of personal attention. We treat our clients with the same respect that we have for the law.

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what our clients'/peers say

"I highly recommend Tadd Bogan and the team at Jones, Gotcher, and Bogan. I’ve found Mr. Bogan to be a tenacious litigator, who is able to walk the fine line of..."

- W. White

"Tadd Bogan was so caring, completely honest and forthcoming as he walked me through the whole process. He provided constant updates on the case and he was always one step ahead..."

- Shauna W.

"If you need a lawyer for a Trust issue then look no further call Jack Brown, he's an expert in Trust disputes etc. A real gentleman who comes to court prepared..."

- Joey D

"[Patrick] went above and beyond. Thank you for taking on our case and getting some sort of justice for us. You and your firm are so appreciated!"

- Anonymous

"I was very impressed with Morgan. She appears to me to be a very bright, hard-working and dedicated young lawyer."

- D. Mann

"Ms. Lively is extremely knowledgeable and a highly effective Family Law trial attorney. I highly recommend her and have personal knowledge of her abilities as I have had cases against her."

- anonymous
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