Focus Areas of Practice

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

  • Professional Liability Defense – represent business and individual clients faced with claims of professional negligence.

  • Medical Malpractice Litigation – represent physicians, nurses, hospital, long-term care facilities and dentists faced with claims of professional negligence.

  • 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.

  • Family Law – represent individuals and families in matters involving divorce, child custody, child support, guardianships and other family matters.

  • Personal Injury – represent individuals suffering personal injury as a result of negligence and other torts.

  • 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.

  • Victim Restitution - represent crime victims by facilitating civil actions against perpetrators and responsible third parties for damages the victims suffered as a result of the crime.
 

    Professional Organizations and community involvement

    • Leadership Tulsa, Class 58
    • Tulsa Lawyers for Children
    • Tulsa County Bar Association
    •    Litigation Section Member
    •    Family Law Section Member
    • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • National Crime Victim Bar Association
    • University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Board
    • Council Oak / Johnson-Sontag Chapter of the American Inns of Court
    • Tulsa Junior League Member

    Education

    • Juris Doctor, with highest honor, University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK, 2009
      • Order of the Curule Chair
      • Certificate in Health Law, AMA/BNA Award for Excellence in Health Law
      • Executive Editor, Tulsa Law Review
      • Phi Delta Phi Honors Society
      • Robert C. Butler, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship and Writing
      • Recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation Fellows Scholarship
      • Recipient of several CALI Awards for Excellence in Achievement
        • M.H.R. in Human Resources Concentration, University of Oklahoma, 2003
        • B.A. in Psychology, cum laude, University of Tulsa, 2000
              • Honors Program Thesis on Victims' Rights

        Publications and Speaking Engagements

        • Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Are Not "OK": Why Oklahoma Needs to Amend the Sex Offender Registration Act, 44 Tul. L. Rev. 617 (2009).
        • National Organization for Victim Assistance, Speaker at 2004 Annual Conference.
        • Member of the RAINN Speakers Bureau