The University of Oklahoma is a special place to the attorneys at Laird Hammons Laird, and that’s why we’re proud to sponsor OU Homecoming 2016.
If you walk through the Laird Hammons Laird offices, you’ll notice plenty of OU diplomas on the walls — 14 altogether.
Founding partner Jeff Laird has had season tickets since 1973 and has attended 43 OU/Texas games. “I love to be a part of the crowd,” he said. “The atmosphere when the team makes a big play and the enthusiasm is something to experience.”
The firm’s newest attorney, Amanda Everett, comes from a long line of Sooner fanatics, and she loves attending football games. “There are so many things I love about being a Sooner,” she said. “One of my favorite parts of attending the home games is when the whole crowd holds up one finger and we do the OU chant. It is a great part of being an OU alum, and it is always a special moment for Sooner grads.”
Employment attorney Colby Addison said his favorite OU tradition is simple: winning. He also likes to point out his favorite stats: Seven national championships, forty-four conference championships, eight Big 12 titles, and five Heisman Trophy winners.
But for Colby, OU means more than a winning tradition. His education there helped shape him into the attorney he is today.
“The University of Oklahoma laid the foundation for me to pursue my dream: helping those who have fallen victim to injustice in the workplace,” he said. “From the leadership of the university down to the students and organizations, OU seeks to personify the good in the world by teaching the values of tolerance and acceptance. These values have driven me into this profession and fundamentally shaped my personal and professional endeavors.”
The Sooners take on the Kansas Jayhawks at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Norman. We’ll be there, rooting for the Crimson and Cream.