On March 18, 2017, we lost attorney E. Lawrence “Barney” Oldfield. His real-life legal career was straight out of the TV show “Westworld” — he practiced cattle-rustling law.
Representing the Hartford Insurance Co., Larry defended unproved claims of rustling and also went after the bad guys who stole cattle after Hartford paid the ranchers. In the process, he made law in 26 states, 19 federal jurisdictions and even in the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a regular speaker for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.