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Blaine Nice

Blaine Nice

Shareholder/Director

Blaine Nice has experience representing municipalities in zoning/planning, contracts, labor matters and workers’ compensation cases. He has worked extensively in development areas such as zoning matters, preparing planned unit developments (PUDs), board of adjustment applications, closing and vacating public easements, and other related municipal topics. He also has handled claims and lawsuits against cities.

Prior to joining Fellers Snider, Nice spent nearly 25 years practicing law as a municipal attorney at the city of Norman. He was responsible for handling all areas of municipal law, including acting as police legal adviser and advising city staff, the city council, boards and commissions on a variety of legal matters.

Nice has served as the municipal judge for the city of Del City, Oklahoma, and currently serves as presiding judge. He also serves as a municipal judge for other Oklahoma communities, including Moore, Noble, Valley Brook and Spencer.

Education

  • Juris Doctor (The University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1986)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Prelaw (Oklahoma State University, 1981)
  • Oklahoma City/Metro Police Academy (1981)

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland County Bar Association, Oklahoma
    • President, 1996-1997
    • Board member, 1991-1997
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys
    • President, 2011-2012
  • Luther L. Bohanon American Inn of Court
  • Downtown Oklahoma City Exchange Club

Awards & Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019
    • Labor Law - Mangement

Community Leadership

  • Meals on Wheels, a community-based program providing meals to shut-in residents of Norman, Oklahoma
    • Director
  • Thunderbird Clubhouse, a nonprofit organization aiding mentally challenged adults
  • Leadership Norman, 2008
  • Bradley Breakfast

Representative Matters & Clients

Nice has worked with a Fortune 100 company on zoning issues as it expanded its retail locations. His other clients include:

  • Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group
  • City of Norman, Oklahoma
  • City of Moore, Oklahoma
  • City of Del City, Oklahoma
  • Noble Public Schools, Oklahoma

Speaking Engagements

  • Oklahoma Municipal Judges Association, 2012 fall conference, “Legislative Update”