Kane named new City attorney

November 6, 2018

Local attorney Jess Kane has been selected by the City Council to serve as the City’s new attorney, following the retirement of long-time City Attorney Jerry Maddux.

Maddux announced several weeks ago that he will retire effective Jan. 1, 2019. The council accepted resumes/letters of interest from those interested in the position and met recently in executive session to discuss the two applicants. City attorney is one of four positions, along with city manager, treasurer and municipal judge, that are appointed and overseen directly by the City Council.

Kane attended the American School in Switzerland (2001) and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of the South in 2005. He studied ranch management at the Texas Christian University and obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is a member of the¬†Washington County Bar Association, Osage County Bar Association, and Oklahoma Bar Association. His areas of practice include¬†agricultural law; oil and gas, real estate, commercial transactions, and general civil litigation. He also serves on several Bartlesville-area boards and committees.

Kane will begin serving as City attorney on Jan. 1, 2019.