Focus Areas of Practice

  • Design Professional Liability Defense – represent Architects and Engineers faced with claims of professional negligence including alleged design errors and project administration.

  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Defense – represent industry members, including energy companies, agricultural operators, and manufacturers faced with claims for environmental releases or contamination alleged to cause property, natural resource or personal injuries.

  • Construction Defect Litigation – represent property owners, contractors, suppliers and Design Professionals in matters involving claims of defective construction on residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial properties.

  • General Commercial Litigation – represent business and individual clients in disputes arising from contractual relationships and torts.

  • Family Law – represent individuals and families in domestic matters, including adoptions, guardianship, divorce, and custody issues.

  • Mediation Services – Certified Mediator and Adjunct Settlement Judge providing service as private mediator in professional liability, construction, environmental and commercial disputes.

Our Philosophy

Deliver Outstanding Results.   
There are two vital components to successful legal representation: superior legal analysis and effective, common-sense strategies. We apply our skill, resources and expertise to provide our clients the best possible outcome in each matter. We accept nothing less than giving our clients our utmost in order to achieve their goals.

Deliver Superior Client Service.
We recognize that our client satisfaction, effectiveness and fulfilling our ethical responsibilities depends on delivering superior client service. To assure that we consistently exceed our clients’ expectations, we have adopted a Code of Conduct that sets forth the core principles upon which we founded our practice and culture. We are different in that we deliver large firm experience that derives from our Members cutting their teeth in large law firms meeting the challenging demands of high stakes litigation, but we provide personal service as only a small firm can. By demanding that each of our attorneys and staff remain true to this Code of Conduct we deliver the best possible client experience.

Firm News and Information

Firm Obtains Significant Summary Judgment for client

The Firm obtained a significant victory for a manufacturing client recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. The Client is a multi-national manufacturing company that employs a staff of Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers to handle its capital projects from the design phase through bidding and construction management. The Client undertook a significant plant reconfiguration at its facility in eastern Oklahoma. During the course of the project, an employee of one of the construction contractors suffered catastrophic and permanently disabling injuries resulting from his fall from newly erected structural steel framing.

In addition to recovering workers' compensation benefits through his employer, the injured employee sued the Client alleging negligence and negligence per se based on the Client's alleged failure to cure and warn the plaintiff of dangerous conditions on its premises, conducting inherently dangerous activities, failure to train and supervise the workers, failure to inspect, and failure to implement an appropriate safety program. Had the case gone to trial, the evidence would have shown that the Client had in place a proper safety program, and that it took appropriate steps to require its contractors to fulfill their contractual and legal obligations to train their employees and to implement and enforce safety programs, including proper fall protection. The evidence also showed that the direct causes of the plaintiff's accident were his repeated refusal to heed his supervisors' directives and his failure to tie-off his safety harness.

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