Oklahoma City University mourns the passing of J. William Conger who joined the university in 2003 as general counsel and was a faculty member in the Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Dr. Conger taught courses in trial practice, law practices management, legal profession and complex litigation. Conger received his bachelor of arts in history from the University of Oklahoma and his juris doctor from Oklahoma University School of Law. In 2005 the Oklahoma City University School of Law named him Professor of the Year.
"We are deeply saddened by Bill’s passing," said OCU President Robert Henry. "He was a mentor and close friend to me, as well as to many Oklahoma City University law students; he was also a beloved member of the OCU family and the Oklahoma City and Oklahoma legal community. He inspired many of us and will be missed tremendously."
Conger was a founding partner of the Oklahoma City law firm of Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville where he was chairman of the firm’s litigation department. He served as a past president of the Oklahoma Bar Association, was a past member of the Board of Governors of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and a former trustee of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. Conger was also a past president of the Oklahoma County Bar Association and past president of the William J. Holloway Jr. Inn of Court. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Law Institute.
Conger received numerous professional honors and awards including the Oklahoma Bar Association’s John E. Shipp Award for Ethics and the Professionalism Award from the Oklahoma County Bar Association. In the William J. Holloway Jr. Inn of Court, he received the President’s Award on two occasions, and the Service Award and the Professionalism Award.
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