William C. Searcy
William “Bill” Searcy is an associate attorney with Barber & Bartz. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and later earned a Master of Arts degree in Germanistik from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. He studied European history, politics and literature at the Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet in Mainz, Germany, for one year and later taught German and German literature from 1993 to 1996 as a full-time faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. In 1999, Mr. Searcy attained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma and was admitted into the practice that same year. His practice has been focused primarily on employment and labor law, workers’ compensation litigation for both claimant and respondent, general civil litigation and consumer law. Mr. Searcy has also taught at Tulsa Community College as an Adjunct Instructor of German since the summer of 1992. Currently, he teaches Human Resources Management, Business Law and Employment Law at the University of Phoenix, Tulsa Campus. He was a featured speaker on the topic of Sarbanes-Oxley at the Advanced Employment Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar sponsored by the Tulsa Bar in fall 2004.
Mr. Searcy is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. He focuses his practice in the areas of employment and labor law and general civil litigation.
I am a native Oklahoman, born in Oklahoma City on June 22, 1968. After my father completed his medical training, our family moved to Tulsa in June 1970 where I have continued to reside. While in high school, I was one of two Oklahoma students awarded a year-long scholarship to study at a German school through the Congress-Bundestag youth exchange program. I graduated from Tulsa Edison High School in 1987 and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana for one year before transferring to Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Pursing degrees in foreign language, I have always enjoyed foreign cultures, history and architecture. I have studied, worked and traveled extensively abroad, primarily in Europe. My love of spoken and written language has translated into my love of practicing law.
In addition to passion for language, I also enjoy the outdoors and camping and earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 20 in 1984.
But by far my greatest accomplishments are my son, Evan, age 9, and my daughter, Livia, age 7. I spend most of my free time with my children and helping them with their many activities, including school work, soccer, karate and Cub Scouts. We have an awesome dog, Boomer, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and two cats. I am a parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church but occasionally attend services at Boston Ave. Methodist Church with my dad.