Legal Counsel Staff

Office of Legal Counsel

Administration Building, Room 114
100 North University Drive
Campus Box 130
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
General Office Line: (405) 974-3377
Fax: (405) 974-3807

Dr. J. Brad Morelli, Senior Legal Counsel

-Affirmative Action/Equity Officer & NCAA Compliance
(405) 974-3377

"Dr. Brad Morelli received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1977) from the University of Central Oklahoma and his Juris Doctor Degree (1980) from Oklahoma City University. Dr. Morelli’s career includes 35 years of experience in the law field, including 15 years in private practice prior to arriving at UCO. During his 20 years of service at UCO he has served as Equity/Affirmative Action Officer, Legal Counsel, and, currently, Senior Legal Counsel. He has also served 15 years as an adjunct professor in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Business Administration, 6 years on the Guthrie City Council, and 8 years on the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Board of Review and was Logan County Commissioner in 1981. Dr. Morelli graduated from the 2012 Leadership Edmond Class XXVII."

Dr. Elizabeth H. Kerr, Legal Counsel

(405) 974-3377

"Dr. Elizabeth Hixon Kerr graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and later earned her Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University.  Dr. Kerr’s career includes 30 years of experience in the field of law., including serving as an Assistant Municipal Counselor for the City of Oklahoma City, practicing in both the civil and prosecution divisions, General Counsel of the Oklahoma City County Health Department and before coming to UCO, serving as the Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Edmond from 2001 through 2008.  She is the first woman to serve on the bench for the City of Edmond. Dr. Kerr has been involved in numerous civic and charitable activities both in Oklahoma City and Edmond. She has also been the recipient of several honors including University of Central Oklahoma Empowerment for Excellence Third Annual Women Who Inspire award  2015; Journal Record’s one of 50 Women of the Year in 2011, 2013 and Circle of Excellence 2014; Byliner Award for Law in 2011; Named one of the most influential women in the history of Edmond ,OK in 2007; Leadership Award from Miss Oklahoma USA, in 2004."

Adrienne Martinez, Title IX Coordinator

(405) 974-3377

"Adrienne Martinez serves as the Title IX Coordinator at the University of Central Oklahoma. Martinez oversees and guides the University’s efforts to comply with Title IX and related legislative regulations, including gender-based discrimination and harassment policies, grievances and investigations, and prevention and awareness efforts. An alum of UCO, Adrienne Martinez received her bachelor’s in Forensic Science with a minor in Psychology and her master’s in Forensic Psychology. She is currently pursuing a juris doctorate at the Oklahoma City University School of Law."

Brandi C. Smith, Legal Assistant II

(405) 974-2664

"Brandi Smith graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in English (Technical Writing) and was awarded the Legal Assistant Certificate from the University of Oklahoma Law Center in 2009. Brandi also graduated from the Leadership UCO Class XII in Spring 2015. Brandi is the mother to an energetic, future Broncho named Gideanne Grace (“GiGi”)."

Lisa Kozlowski, Legal Assistant I

(405) 974-2573

"Lisa Kozlowski is a graduate from the University of Tulsa. She has been employed in the Office of Legal Counsel since 2009.”