STILLWATER, OK, March 04, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present John Thomas Severe, Esq., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Severe celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Severe has distinguished himself as a private practice attorney in Stillwater, Oklahoma, for more than four decades. His full-service law firm, which provides an array of services to clients, concentrates on civil and criminal legal counsel, and ranges from criminal misdemeanors and felonies to family law issues, such as divorce and child custody, as well as personal injury matters. He and his team are also experienced in matters of wills, trusts and probate matters. Mr. Severe notably excels as a criminal defense, family law and divorce lawyer, and brings superb skills to his practice as a former prosecutor.
Mr. Severe formed his law firm in 1979 and was an assistant district attorney of Payne and Logan Counties in Oklahoma and served as the city attorney for both Stillwater and Yale, Oklahoma. Apart from his legal commitments, he taught as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State University. Involved in an abundance of charitable and civic causes, Mr. Severe serves on the Advisory Board for the Stillwater Corps of the Salvation Army, He recently concluded his time on the advisory board of Valley Hope Association, a nonprofit organization that provides care to those impacted by drug and alcohol addiction. Likewise, he distinguished himself on the board of directors of Stillwater LIFE Center, as the vice president of the Stillwater United Way, with the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Friends of Scouting, Boy Scouts of America. Greatly involved in sports, he enjoyed volunteering as a coach for youth baseball, football and wrestling, and assisted in establishing the Stillwater Sox Baseball Association, as well as the Stillwater Wrestling Club. Mr. Severe is a member of Sunnybrook Christian Church.
Mr. Severe was born in Perry, Oklahoma, and later graduated from Perry High School in 1970. He subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University in 1974 and a Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1978. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Oklahoma State University and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity at OCU Law. Mr. Severe has been admitted to practice law by the Oklahoma Bar Association, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma and the Supreme Court of the United States.
In support of his legal career, Mr. Severe was elected as a fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Noble County Bar Association, the Pawnee County Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers. Furthermore, he is a former chairperson and vice president of the Payne County Bar Association. Mr. Severe was the recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award and is an AV Preeminent attorney of Martindale-Hubbell.
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