Company: Rogers & Bell
Location: Tulsa, Okla.
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. Initially, Ms. Bell 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.
Ms. Bell 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, Ms. Bell 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.
Ms. Bell 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. Her greatest personal accomplishment to date is her son and wonderful husband of 30 years who she met in Law School. Her greatest professional accomplishment to date is serving as an individual trustee for non-profitable charitable trusts with 18 beneficiaries in three states. Also, Ms. Bell helped organized an interfaith conference in November of 2001, the first interfaith conference in the nation after 9/11.