Sharon J. Bell
Sharon J. Bell is managing partner of Rogers and Bell. Her practice focuses on charitable organizations and estate planning. With Bank of Oklahoma, she serves as individual trustee for the Chapman-Walter-Cowles charitable trusts, as well as co-trustee with J P Morgan Chase of the Lane Memorial Trust.
Sharon began her legal career with her late father, William H. Bell, in 1984. Prior to attending law school, she worked as an urban planner with The Benham Group, the City of Oklahoma City, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Research Foundation.
Sharon was born in Tulsa, OK, in 1951. She earned her J.D. from the University of Tulsa, in 1985; her M.C.P. from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1978; and her B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Urban Studies, from Connecticut College, New London in 1975. She is licensed to practice in the State of Oklahoma. Sharon has extensive civic, corporate, Bar and community involvement, and is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa, Class XII and Leadership Oklahoma, Class VIII. She was awarded the W. Thomas Coffman Award for Community Service from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2010, received the Distinguished Alumna for the University of Tulsa in 2012 as well as the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice Award.
Sharon is married to Gregory Allen Gray and they have one son, John Gregory Gray. Her personal interests include interfaith understanding, choral singing, home canning and reading.
Gregory Allen Gray
Gregory Allen Gray has been a member of Rogers and Bell since 1987, and practices in the areas of estate planning and administration and charitable organization law. A native of Muskogee, OK, Greg received his J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1985.
Greg also works with numerous charitable organizations in Oklahoma. Currently he is a trustee of St. Simeon's Episcopal Home, Chairman of the Tulsa Botanic Garden, and Director of Planned Parenthood of of the Heartland. He also serves on the National Board for Gilcrease Museum. Greg previously served as an officer or director of many other institutions, including Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, the Day Center for the Homemless, and Town and Country School.
Greg is a member of Leadership Oklahoma, Class XVIII, Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers, and was an Outstanding Senior Lawyer of the University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association in 1997.
Greg is married to Sharon J. Bell and has one son, John. Greg is a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.
Robert S. Farris joined Rogers and Bell in 1990 after serving nine years as a Special Judge in the Tulsa County District Court. He served as a Probate Judge during the last five years of his judicial career. His practice focuses on estate planning and the administration of wills and trusts. Bob has been an adjunct professor at The University of Tulsa College of Law since 1992 where he teaches classes on Wills and Trusts, Elder Law and clinical classes at the Boesche Legal Clinic.
Bob is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Council as well as a member of the National College of Probate Judges. In addition, he is a member of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association, Estate Planning Forum and Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers Association.
Bob was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1950. He and his wife Pam have two sons and three grandchildren. His education includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a J.D. from the University of Tulsa.
Bob is a past President of the Tulsa County Bar Association as well as the Tulsa County Bar Foundation and has served as the Tulsa County Bar Association’s Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. He has also served on the Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors and the Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. He serves on the boards of St. John Health System, Parkside Psychiatric Hospital, Tulsa Psychiatric Center, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services and the Tulsa County Historical Society. Bob has been recognized on the Oklahoma Super Lawyers list every year since 2007.