Bethany Whitfield, who will join the firm upon completion of the Oklahoma Bar examination later this summer, recently graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Her degree was conferred summa cum laude, and Bethany was awarded the Academic Achievement Award for finishing third in her class. In addition, she was recognized as the top student in Employment Law and Labor Law, and received recognition by the American Law Institute and American Bar Association award for outstanding leadership to the University of Arkansas School of Law. Bethany also received recognition as the top student at the School of Law’s legal clinic, and was selected by her classmates as the student who had contributed most to their class and law school activities during her three year career. Bethany is from Bryant, Arkansas, with an undergraduate degree from Ouachita Baptist University. She was a summer associate with McDonald Metcalf during the summer of 2013, and will join the firm in September, 2014. Congratulations Bethany!