James C. Orbison has more than 50 years’ experience with assisting clients in the areas of banking, business, commercial and governmental law. Additionally, he serves as a member of the firm’s executive and management committees.

Mr. Orbison represents banks and financial institution and has been involved in nearly every aspect of banking including lending, restructures and workouts, corporate and individual trust matters, bond financings and regulatory matters. Mr. Orbison is lead counsel for the firm’s representation of the Tulsa County Criminal Justice Authority, Emergency Medical Services Authority, Tulsa County Industrial Authority, Rogers County Criminal Justice Authority, Rogers County Educational Facilities Authority and Rogers County Enhanced 9-1-1 Trust Authority.

A graduate of The University of Tulsa College of Law, Mr. Orbison is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Oklahoma and currently serves as a board member of the Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission, the Oklahoma State University Lew Wentz Foundation, and the Tulsa Children’s Coalition.

Board Service

Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission – Chairman (2005-07), Board Member (2005-Present)
Tulsa Children’s Coalition – Board Member (2018-Present)
Oklahoma State University Lew Wentz Foundation Trustee (2004-Present)
Parent Child Center of Tulsa – Advisory Board Member
Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka – Vice Chairman and Director
Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority – Vice Chairman (1990-2013)
Tulsa Historical Society – President (2008-10)
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority – Past Chairman (1991-95)
The University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association – Former Director
Center for Legislative Excellence – Former Vice Chairman and Member
Tulsa Boys’ Home – Former Director

Office: 918-587-3161
Address: Riggs Abney
502 W. 6th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119-1010
Email: jorbison@riggsabney.com