Company: Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Michael Lee Nemec, Counsel at Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in trust and estates law.
Driven by his lifelong desire to help people, Mr. Nemec decided from an early age that he wanted to pursue law, having been inspired by his grandfather, a bailiff, as well as by Perry Mason, a show he used to watch a lot as a child. After graduating from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1971 and a JD in 1976, he has been admitted to practice in the state of Oklahoma. Mr. Nemec found his niche in trust and estates law, and has since garnered experience with estate planning, probates, living wills, and advance directive. He is currently using his background in his position as counsel with Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC. Additionally, he remains a member of Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers and the TU College of Law Alumni Association board of directors.
Previously, Mr. Nemec has lent his services to Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC as a shareholder and associate, his private practice as a lawyer, the Bank of Commerce and Trust Company as a vice president and trust officer, The Bank N.A. as an assistant vice president and trust officer, and the Oklahoma State University Foundation as the associate director of deferred giving. He was also a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee at TU College of Law, the ABA, the Major Gifts Council of the American Heart Association, Inc., the Boy Scouts of America, the president of the Tulsa Tax Forum, and the secretary of the tax section of the Tulsa Bar Association.
The highlight of Mr. Nemec’s career has been meeting such a wide variety of people. He hopes to be remembered for how hard he worked for his clients; they made him want to be a better lawyer. He came to realize that every case is different and that he must rise to the occasion each time, and he feels he has succeeded thus far. Another standout moment in Mr. Nemec’s professional journey was being a participant in the U.S. Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference in 1971. He was invited to present at the Naval Academy in a week of a long series of conversations, debates, seminars, and speeches. He chose to go to the Middle East, and received a college credit for his efforts. To prepare, he spent a great deal of time researching his topic.
As a testament to his hard work and dedication, Mr. Nemec was named an Outstanding Senior Alumnus of the TU College of Law in 2013, a recipient of the Golden Rule Award by the Tulsa Bar Association in 2006, and Family of the Year by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1985. He also received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been included in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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