Riddle & Wimbish
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Chief Operating Officer
Functional Area: Management
Year of Induction: 2004
5314 South Yale, Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74135
Judy Anderson, Chief Operating Officer at Riddle & Wimbish, P.C., Tulsa, OK, since 1979, is a Distinguished Member of the Association of Legal Administrators, having joined the organization in 1985. In 1995 Judy received ALA’s Volunteer of the Year Award; and in 2003 was awarded ALA’s prestigious Spirit of ALA Award. She has served ALA in a number of capacities including multiple terms as chapter president, as chair or a member of planning committees for chapter events, regional and national conferences; she chaired planning for ALA’s 1995 Orlando conference; has been an ALA regional officer and director on ALA’s board; and she served six years as a Foundation (FALA) Trustee, five of them as president. Her article, “Principles of Successful Small Firm Administration” in Legal Administrator magazine July/August 1988, was republished by The Florida Bar Association for its “Town Hall Conference for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners” program (and the theories remain relevant).
Judy has served on committees and boards of various other religious, educational, civic, health, and professional organizations. Judy is married, is the mother of two and grandmother of four. Actively involved in her church, she has chaired and served on various boards there and periodically teaches classes. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their friends, watches him golf, and is an avid high school sports fan.
CITATION UPON INDUCTION INTO THE COLLEGE
Judy Anderson would tell you she is living proof that even the smallest of law firms can benefit from professional law practice management. This is especially true in her case because of Judy’s unflagging commitment to caring, compassionate and ethical behavior in the workplace and, specifically, in the legal profession. She inspires similar commitment in others and, through frequent writing and speaking, Judy helps colleagues, support staff and lawyers learn how to put these concepts into motion. Judy believes in leading by example, which is demonstrated by her local, regional, national and international activities in legal management associations, as well as her advocacy work on women’s issues and Christian training. Her ready words of encouragement and support have been a motivating force to most people she encounters and have led them to skill improvements of their own. These are just a few of the reasons why Judy was selected as the 2003 recipient of the Spirit of ALA Award. Her induction into the College of Law Practice Management is further recognition of Judy’s more than twenty years of contribution to the legal profession and beyond.
— Introduced by Maggie Callicrate, 2004