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2013 Franden Woodard Super Lawyers

Eleven Franden Woodard lawyers (85% of the firm’s practicing lawyers) are among Oklahoma’s Super Lawyers for 2013. “Super Lawyers” in Oklahoma are nominated by their peers, evaluated by researchers who review online databases and legal publications, and information supplied by lawyers. Candidates are grouped according to their practice areas, and a point system is used to …

Why You Should Consider Hiring Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight

  High caliber and intelligent lawyers, paralegals, and staff that have practical and common sense knowledge of best litigation practices; Well respected ethical lawyers with substantial experience in high profile and large loss matters; Services performed by lowest hourly rate personnel qualified for the task when appropriate; Technology such as video conferencing used to avoid …

2014 Best Lawyers of America

The 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers of America recognized Joe Farris in Legal Malpractice Defense and John Woodard in Personal Injury Defense & Product Liability Defense.  Congratulations to Joe and John!

Oklahoma Amends Discovery Statute

OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE AMENDS DISCOVERY STATUTE House Bill 3375 becomes effective November 1, 2014.  It is procedural in nature, so it will immediately apply in all cases on November 1, 2014, regardless of when they were filed or when the cause of action accrued. House Bill 3375 amends 12 O.S. § 3226(A)(1) by including that parties …

Amended and Revised Oklahoma Civil Jury Instructions

On March 23, 2014 the Oklahoma Supreme Court, based on recommendations by the Oklahoma Supreme Court Committee for Uniform Civil Jury Instructions, adopted 43 new or revised uniform civil jury instructions. In Re: Amendments to the Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions, 2014 OK 17.  The Opinion was not immediately released for publication to allow 30 days …

Sisemore Named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List – Southwest Region

Alexander J. Sisemore, an associate at Franden Woodard, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners.  The list is comprised of attorneys from Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Arkansas.   Franden …

Fellows of Litigation Counsel of America

John Woodard and Paula Quillin were recently named Fellows of Litigation Counsel of America which is comprised of only about 50 other Oklahoma lawyers.  LCA is an honorary society composed of less than one half of one percent of American Lawyers. LCA’s mission is to advance superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of …

Oklahoma’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2014

Jeremy Ward was selected for inclusion as one of Oklahoma’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2014 presented by Legal Leaders.  Congratulations to Jeremy.

Rational Use of Product Act – Proposed Oklahoma Legislation

Proposed legislation is before the Oklahoma Senate pertaining to product liability claims in Oklahoma. The proposed legislation, if enacted, would provide further protections for product manufacturers. The “Rational Use of a Product Act,” would include the following provisions: A seller is not liable in a civil action for harm caused by unreasonable misuse of its …

Jeremy Ward 2014 OADC Board of Directors

Jeremy Ward was recently elected to the Oklahoma Association of Defense Council’s Board of Directors.  He will serve a three year term from 2014-2016.  Congratulations to Jeremy!

Joseph Farris 2014 Power Attorney Award

Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, PLLP is honored to announce managing partner, Joseph R. Farris, has been chosen to the 2014 class of Power Attorneys & Legal Professionals.  The Tulsa Business & Legal News recognizes professionals who excel in their area of law and give back to their community.   Joe is a Fellow …

Sarah Buchan | Partner

Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, PLLP is pleased to announce Sarah E. Buchan as partner.   Mrs. Buchan concentrates her practice in general civil litigation, insurance defense, worker’s compensation subrogation and product liability.  She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar and the Tulsa County Bar Associations, Defense Research Institute, and Oklahoma Association of Defense …