Joseph SvetlicBoard Member Board of Trustees
Joseph Svetlic is currently Underwriting Counsel for First American Title Co. in Tulsa. He also currently serves as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 90th Troop Command in the Oklahoma Army National Guard (OKARNG). Mr. Svetlic was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002 and a J.D. from the University of Tulsa Sturm College of Law in 2005, writing for the Energy Law Journal. Following law school, he began his career as a real estate attorney, primarily focused on title insurance for real estate transactions. He is a product of public schools in Kansas City.
Mr. Svetlic deployed to Ukraine in 2017 as the Command Judge Advocate, where his practice included Military Justice, Administrative Law, Fiscal Law, Claims, International & Operational Law, and Legal Assistance. He had the distinct pleasure of directly training battalion-size Ukrainian units as to operational and domestic law.
Mr. Svetlic celebrated his 11th Anniversary with his wife Beth in December 2018. He has three children: Luke, 8; Liz, 6; and Jake, 3. He makes his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and enjoys coaching his son’s baseball teams, doing horticulture on his yard, snow skiing in Colorado, and the KC Royals and Chiefs.