Jim Roth, an attorney in the Transactional Department, is a member of the Firm’s Energy & Natural Resources practice group and Chair of the Alternative “Green” Energy practice group. He represents individuals and both publicly-owned and private companies in a range of business, energy and environmental matters.
Hand-selected by Governor Brad Henry to serve as Corporation Commissioner on June 1, 2007, Jim held the office through January 2009. He was first elected county commissioner in 2002 and, in 2006, was the first re-elected county commissioner in over a decade. Prior to serving as County Commissioner, Jim served eight years as a chief deputy and attorney to the Oklahoma County Clerk and a previous administration for District One of the county commission.
The focus of Jim's practice continues to grow in the directions of clean energy and all public policy and environmental implications. He often lectures on these related issues and currently serves on the Advisory Board for The Institute for Energy Law, a division of The Center for American and International Law and has served as Project Director for the Oklahoma Sustainability Network's Green Building Code grant project, an effort funded by Oklahoma's State Energy Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Jim is also a weekly columnist for Oklahoma's statewide business newspaper, The Journal Record, where he explores energy and environmental matters and has recently been named among the "Best Lawyers in America".
Born in Prairie Village, Kansas, Jim has called Oklahoma City home since 1991. An avid outdoorsman, Jim enjoys boating, water skiing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. A devoted community advocate and public servant, Jim says, "public service feeds my soul."