1100 ONEOK Plaza
100 W. Fifth Street
Tulsa, OK 74103, United States
Phone: (918) 595-4800
Fax: (918) 595-4990
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Oklahoma
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Hixon: Medical records and privacy

Many people mistakenly believe that their medical files maintained by their physicians are 100 percent private. However, there are legal scenarios in which those files are under subpoena and that require physicians to comply and…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Q&A with Sheppard F. Miers: Federal tax reform could affect state tax determinations

Q: Would tax reform at the federal level affect the taxes we pay at the state level? A: Oklahoma state income tax generally conforms to the federal income tax imposed under the Internal Revenue Code. In general, income and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Securing Your Firm or Business Before (And If) an Employee Betrays You

Imagine that several months ago, you hired an energetic employee that originally had a lot of ideas for the growth of your company, but now just has a lot of excuses for poor performance. You can't prove it, you've heard through…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA delays new online injury reporting requirement

Q: Is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) changing its reporting rules for employers regarding workplace injury and illness? A: Partially. While the obligation to report doesn’t change, OSHA is delaying…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

2017 Oklahoma Tax and Fee Legislation

The following are some of the changes in Oklahoma law on state taxation and fees enacted by the Oklahoma Legislature in 2017. Income Tax - Oklahoma Standard Deduction Decoupled from Federal Standard Deduction. For…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Re-establishing production after mechanical failures to save a lease

A recent trend in oil and gas litigation is top lessees seeking termination of base leases. While these lawsuits typically target marginally producing leases, operators may be equally “termination conscious” when a profitable…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Residential

Gavel to Gavel: Preventing pregnancy, maternity, paternity discrimination in workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continues to prioritize “accommodating pregnancy-related limitations under the Americans with Disability Act Amendments Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act,” according to its…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Director: Agencies need to collaborate to help end family violence

Work continues to develop programs that will help end family violence in Tulsa. Deborah Shallcross, who served as chair of the Family Safety Center for two years and now is a board member, said a group is working to develop…more
 /  Administrative Law

EEOC increases pregnancy discrimination enforcement

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is making pregnancy discrimination a priority. Since 2017 started, the commission has settled four lawsuits, totaling more than $400,000 in plaintiff relief. It’s become one of the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Tobacco companies sue state for cigarette fee

The tobacco fee’s critics warned that the state might get sued because of the measure, and they were right. Tobacco companies filed a lawsuit Wednesday to argue the measure is unconstitutional. Tobacco giant Phillip Morris…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Federal Tax Reform and the Oklahoma Income Tax

Tax reform is being proposed in Congress and by President Trump to make major changes to the federal income tax imposed under the Internal Revenue Code. Oklahoma imposes a state income tax on individuals, corporations, and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The Continuing Attack on Tribal Sovereign Immunity at the Supreme Court

Immunity of tribal officers and employees from suit in state and federal court for tort liability should concern tribal governments engaged in gaming operations. Often, because of historical antecedents and general belief, the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Indigenous Peoples, Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: What to know about disaster relief statutes

With Oklahoma’s storm season approaching, businesses should be aware of the Oklahoma Disaster Relief Materials Price Stabilization Act and the Emergency Price Stabilization Act. When Oklahoma’s governor or the president of the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Business Viewpoint with David Woodral: When seeking a patent, communication is key

Businesses whose revenue streams depend at least in part on developing new or improved products are generally aware of the importance of protecting their intellectual property. Most also have a grasp that the utility patent,…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Gavel to Gavel: OSHA Rule Impacts Drug, Alcohol Testing

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule in effect as of December, should prompt employers to re-evaluate their post-accident drug and alcohol testing policies and practices. Originally published in The…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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