James (Jim) Vogt was born in 1950 and raised on a wheat and cattle farm in Western Oklahoma near the small town of Corn. He earned degrees in accounting and political science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1972. He graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1975 and was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1975. Jim started as a legal intern with the firm in 1974 and is now the senior partner in the firm.
Jim's legal career has primarily been the representation of creditors in commercial litigation, commercial collections and business bankruptcies. Jim has been board certified in the areas of creditor's rights and business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification since 1994. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Certification. He is a member of the Commercial Law League of America.
Jim has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named an Oklahoma Super Lawyer for many years and also named in Best Lawyers in America for many years in the areas of creditor's rights and bankruptcy.
Jim has served as President of the Bankruptcy Section of the Oklahoma County Bar Association and has served on the Civil Procedure Committee, the Legal Ethics Committee and the Administration of Justice Committee of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
He is admitted to practice in all courts in Oklahoma, the Western, Northern and Eastern Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts of Oklahoma and the Northern Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts of Texas. He is also admitted to the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Jim has served as President of the Edmond Public Schools Foundation and as President of the Downtown Oklahoma City Kiwanis Club. He is an active member of New Covenant United Methodist Church in Edmond.
Jim has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 41 years. Debbie is a public school music teacher. They have three children and three grandchildren. Jim has served as a YMCA Youth Basketball Coach and as an assistant Boy Scout Leader. He has also worked with his youngest daughter and her passion of showing horses. She has won several world championships for which Jim claims partial credit. Jim enjoys mountain climbing with his son and climbed a 14,000 foot mountain in the Colorado Rockies at age 65.