Richard M. Fogg
Richard was born and grew up in El Reno, Oklahoma, and represents the third generation in his family to practice law here. A graduate of El Reno High School, he earned his B.A. from Oklahoma University and his J.D. from the Oklahoma University School of Law. A former Army intelligence officer (Captain, US Army Intel, 4th Div., Pleiku, Vietman), Richard earned an Army Commendation Medal and a Vietnam Campaign Medal before returning home to enter the family law practice.
Oklahoma’s 1971 Outstanding Young Lawyer, Richard is a former Oklahoma State Bar Examiner and chair of the Board of Bar Examiners, prior President of the Canadian County Bar Association, and also previously a temporary Judge of the Oklahoma Supreme Court Division 88 Court of Appeals. He is a founding member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a member of its Board of Directors, and chairman of the Accreditation Committee. Richard is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma, the Western District Court of Oklahoma, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He currently serves as Trial Counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and has served as Counsel for El Reno Public Schools and Park View Hospital. In August of 2015, Richard Fogg received his 50-year pin from the Oklahoma Bar Association to commemorate his 50 years of devotion and dedication to the legal profession.
An experienced lecturer and motivational speaker, Richard is active in El Reno’s First Christian Church as an elder and 4X chairman of the church board, and has been involved with the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the B.P.O.E. He has also been an El Reno City Councilman, President of the El Reno Chamber of Commerce, CEO of Pinnacle Promotions, and chairman of the Board of Regents at Redlands Community College. Richard’s personal hobbies consist of photography, woodworking, and playing golf. His passion for taking pictures has opened many opportunities for him to instruct others, and his work has been shown in many art’s festivals, earning him Best of Show awards. Richard is also the staff photographer for the El Reno Living Magazine, an Oklahoma Art’s Institute Member, chairman for the Carnegie Library and a fundraiser for El Reno War Memorial projects. Richard enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynda, and being a General Contractor for the many construction projects they work on together, both personally and for the community.
Richard Fogg has great passion for his community, and truly has a heart for helping each and every one of his clients through the legal process, whether it involves preparing a tailored estate plan, or intense litigation.
Chance L. Deaton
Chance Deaton grew up in Marlow, Oklahoma and lives in El Reno with his wife, Davee, and their two dogs. Outside of the office, Chance enjoys reading, playing guitar, golfing, and watching sports. Chance focuses his law practice on estate planning, trusts, probate, property law, condemnation law, oil and gas, and wrongful death.
Chance attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and graduated with distinction in 2011. Chance attended law school at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and received his J.D. in 2014. While in law school, Chance was a member of the Oklahoma City University Law Review and published an article with the Law Review in 2013.
Chance was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 2014, and he is licensed to practice law in all Oklahoma state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Canadian County Bar Association.
Chance is an active member of the community. He volunteers for El Reno Public Schools’ Students Striving for Success Mentoring Program. Chance is also the attorney coach for the El Reno High School mock trial team and President of the El Reno Rotary Club.
Jennifer K. Bridgforth
Jennifer Bridgforth grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma and currently lives on a small hobby farm in Mustang, Oklahoma. Jennifer attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and graduated magna cum laude in 2008. She attended law school at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and received her J.D. in 2011. After being admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 2011, Jennifer began her career at Chesapeake Energy and has worked in private practice as an oil and gas attorney since 2014. Jennifer enjoys all areas of practicing oil and gas law, including, drafting drilling title opinions, negotiating oil and gas leases and surface use agreements, assisting in the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas interests, and quiet title litigation.
Jennifer grew up listening to her family in Yukon, El Reno and Calumet talk about their mineral interests and wondering when the next well was going to be drilled. As a result, Jennifer views oil and gas law as a family matter and recognizes the importance of providing quality legal representation to individual mineral interest owners and companies alike. She also enjoys helping her clients with matters before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as well as clearing title and obtaining the release of royalty revenues for mineral interests that are held in suspense due to title issues. Jennifer also looks forward to expanding her law practice into the areas of estate planning, condemnation, and probate law.
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