Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Contracts, Business/Corporate Law, Construction Law, Personal Injury, General Civil Litigation, Foreclosure/Loss Mitigation; Products Liability, Corporate Governance, Receiverships & Liquidation*, Administrative Law, Regulatory Compliance, Class Actions, Property Loss, Real Estate**, Family Law (* - outside counsel to the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner; ** - Oklahoma Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Since 1999, has directed and/or assisted with the receivership, liquidation or rehabilitation of the following insolvent insurance companies:
1. AmCare Health Plans of Oklahoma, Inc.
2. American Standard Life & Accident Insurance Company
3. Eagle Life Insurance Company
4. Eagle Insurance Agency Holdings, LLC
5. Fairway Employment Services, Inc.
6. Frontier Insurance Company
7. Heritage National Insurance Company
8. Hospital Casualty Company
9. MCA Insurance Company
10. Mid-Continent Life Insurance Company
11. Pegasus Insurance Company, Inc.
12. Provider Medical Trust
13. Security General Life Insurance Company
Education: Juris Doctor, with Honor, 1999 - University of Tulsa (Public Policy and Regulation Certificate); Master of Business Administration, 1996 - University of Oklahoma; Bachelor of Science (Business Admin.), 1994 - Oklahoma State University
Court Admissions: Oklahoma Supreme Court; U.S. Supreme Court; Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Reported Cases: Graves v. Mazda Motor Corp., 675 F.Supp.2d 1082 (W.D. Okla. 2009); Graves v. Mazda Motor Corp., 598 F.Supp.2d 1216 (W.D. Okla. 2009); C-P Integrated Services, Inc. v. Muskogee City-County Port Authority, 215 P.3d 835 (Okla. App. 2009); U.S. v. Redcorn & Frost, 528 F.3d 727 (10th Cir. 2008); State of Oklahoma, ex rel. Holland v. Heritage National Insurance Company,184 P.3d 1093 (Okla. App. 2008); International Asset Management, Inc. v. Holt, 487 F. Supp.2d 1274 (N.D. Okla. 2007); Eakle v. Grinnell Corp., 272 F. Supp.2d 1304 (E.D. Okla. 2003); Clark v. Mazda Motor Corp., 68 P.3d 207 (Okla. 2003); Hanover Insurance Company, et al. v. Honeywell, Inc., et al., 200 F. Supp.2d 1305 (N.D. Okla. 2002).
Bar/Professional Activity: Super Lawyers Magazine - Oklahoma Rising Stars (2011, 2010, 2008); Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rated; American Bar Association; Oklahoma Bar Association (Strategic Planning Committee, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, Civil Procedure & Evidence Code Committee, Young Lawyers Division Liaison to OBA); Tulsa County Bar Association (Community Outreach Committee); Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel (Oklahoma Bar Association Committee; Amicus Committee; Legislative Committee); Defense Research Institute; Supreme Court Historical Society; International Association of Insurance Receivers
Community Activities/Service: Tulsa County Board of Adjustment; Owasso Community Resources - Board of Directors; City of Owasso Planning Commission; City of Owasso Annexation Committee; City of Owasso Board of Adjustment; Rotary International, Owasso Professional Resources Group; Tulsa Lawyers for Children, Inc.; Special Olympics of Oklahoma; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Representative Clients: Centurion Communications, LLC; Centurion Health Systems, Inc.; Cleveland & Associates, Inc.; DSE-Coffee Creek, LLC; DSE Properties, LLC; DSE-OSS, LLC; Excel Title & Closings, LLC; Frontier Insurance Company, in Rehabilitation; Heritage National Insurance Company, in Receivership; International Asset Management, Inc.; Isuzu Motors America, Inc.; Marianna Homes, Inc.; Mazda Motor Corporation; MCA Insurance Company, in Receivership; MurrCompanies, LLC; Muskogee City-County Port Authority; Providence Homes, LLC; Security General Life Insurance Company, in Receivership; The MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company