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Terry Tippens of Edmond, Oklahoma, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from OSU in 1968 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma in 1971. Tippens, of counsel at Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey and Tippens, has practiced law for more than 52 years, trying some of the largest business cases in Oklahoma.


Super Lawyers named Tippens one of the top 10 trial lawyers in Oklahoma, and he was recognized by Best Lawyers as the Bet-the-Company No. 1 Litigation Attorney in the state. He was inducted into the International Society of Barristers, consisting of top trial lawyers and barristers in the U.S. and Great Britain. 


Tippens’ passion for agriculture continued throughout his career. He has represented OSU on several occasions, donating his legal services. Not only is Tippens a successful lawyer, but he also is known for his creative and compelling agriculture literacy poetry, educating the public with the story of faith and animal agriculture. In addition, his love of agriculture and ranching is evident in the cow/calf operation he manages. 


While at OSU, Tippens was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Zeta and Omicron Delta Kappa and has chosen to give back to the university that has benefited him so much.


Tippens is a major gift donor to the New Frontiers campaign and named the new agricultural economics department head office in memory of a mentor and former department head, James Plaxico. Also, Tippens and his family contribute to the Tippens Family Scholarship in OSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics, supporting students and advocating for agriculture.

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