Practice Areas

 

COMPLEX LITIGATION

Our attorneys have a solid track record in representing clients in complex litigation and high-stakes matters. Within the arena of civil litigation, our attorneys regularly represent clients in litigation regarding breach of contract and contract interpretation matters, business separations, energy, breach of fiduciary duty claims, negligence, fraud, unfair trade practices, products liability, tortious interference, trademarks, and trade secrets, as well as franchise and health care law matters. 

Our lawyers have extensive and successful experience with civil and business litigation matters in both the state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration forums. We offer a unique combination of broad experience in handling business and civil litigation cases, combined with legal insight, industry knowledge and practical business sense, all working together to help our clients prevail in their most critical of cases. 


EMPLOYMENT LAW

The employment laws and regulations governing employees can be confusing and complex. We help our clients by crafting and implementing workplace policies dealing with sexual harassment, discrimination, family and medical leave, and drug and alcohol testing, and by responding to the myriad of issues that arise in the workplace. In addition to counseling employers, we also provide effective and cost efficient representation in the unfortunate event an employer is sued. We handle cases at every level, from writing position statements for submission to governmental agencies to handling all aspects of trial and appellate proceedings.


FRANCHISE COUNSELING AND LITIGATION

Our lawyers have more than two decades of experience in representing franchises across the country. The expertise of our attorneys comes from working with franchisors in numerous industries, including food-service, wellness, and pet services franchises. Our attorneys provide support in connection with daily operational issues, as well as representing franchisors in litigation or arbitration, should the need arise. 


SECURITIES ARBITRATION AND LITIGATION

Our attorneys have the legal knowledge and experience to represent and handle clients in all aspects of contested securities and enforcement matters. We regularly represent clients in federal and state court matters, as well as arbitrations before FINRA and state security enforcement matters.


PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

We have a broad range of experience in defending professionals against professional liability claims. In these cases, our lawyers draw upon their substantial knowledge of business and civil litigation matters to provide practical and effective representation of professional clients in the following areas: professional liability matters, securities fraud and regulatory matters, investigatory and disciplinary proceedings, as well as other complex multi-party litigation.


INSURANCE DEFENSE

Our firm represents insurers in coverage and claims disputes involving life, long-term care, accident/health, disability and property and casualty insurance.  We have successfully defended insurers against allegations of “bad faith” in federal and state courts throughout Oklahoma.  Additionally, we counsel insurers and their attendant entities on policy interpretation, risk management and claims handling issues in order to help them avoid litigation.