- About the Commission
Robert Gilliland is a veteran trial lawyer whose prior practice concentrated in the area of business litigation in both state and federal courts. Following his admission to the Oklahoma Bar, Robert served four years as a captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the US Army in the United States and the Republic of Vietnam.
Robert holds the distinction of being one of only a handful of lawyers in the United States to be selected for continuous inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; energy law; environmental litigation; real estate litigation; securities litigation) since the publication’s debut in 1983. He was also perennially named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers.
He was appointed Chair of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission effective June 1, 2015.
• Oklahoma, 1966
• JD, University of Oklahoma, 1966; Board of Editors, Oklahoma Law Review; Phi Alpha Delta
• Oklahoma County Bar Association
• All Soul’s Episcopal Church
Mark Liotta most recently served as the Chief Deputy to the Tulsa Board of County Commissioners. He was appointed as a Commissioner to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission effective May 27, 2015.
He served seven years as an infantry officer in Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Brigade as a Platoon Leader, earning two Oklahoma Commendation medals.
Mark worked 18 years in the private sector for a pipeline services company in both construction and manufacturing, as a quality manager, and as a human resources manager.
From 1996 to 2006, Mark served five terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, where he served in six different leadership positions, including Chairman of the Republican Caucus and Presiding Officer of the House floor.
He also served as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation where he was responsible for 20 state agency budgets, totaling $490 million.
A native Tulsan, Mark and his wife Alice have five grown children, and have hosted three foreign exchange students from China.
Mark spends his free time as owner, operator and ranch hand of the L7 Cattle Ranch in Creek County, Oklahoma where he raises Black Angus/Simmental calves.
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Jordan K. Russell
Jordan K. Russell is an attorney who joined the Commission after serving three legislative sessions as policy director and counsel to Oklahoma Speaker of the House Jeffrey W. Hickman. Prior to his time at the State Capitol, Jordan had a successful law practice in the downtown Oklahoma City office of Gungoll, Jackson, Box & Devoll, P.C. Jordan also previously worked as a legislative assistant to Oklahoma’s U.S. Congressman Frank D. Lucas in his Washington, D.C. office where he worked on issues involving healthcare, labor, social security and disability and ERISA.
Commissioner Russell and his wife Jessica reside in Oklahoma City with their two children and enjoy attending their kids’ school and sporting events at Crossings Christian School and attending Oklahoma State University football and basketball games as a family. As a fourth-generation Freedom, Oklahoma native, Jordan enjoys spending time hunting, fishing and relaxing on his family’s cattle ranch in rural Woods County, Oklahoma, and volunteering and providing pro bono legal advice for economic development efforts and philanthropic organizations in his hometown.
Jordan was appointed to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission by Governor Mary Fallin effective October 4, 2016.
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Contact information: Commissioners@wcc.ok.gov