Jeremy Ward

Jeremy Ward

Partner

Education

  1. J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law 2006 (with honors)
  2. BBA, University of Oklahoma Price College of Business 2001 (MIS & Finance)
  3. Jenks High School 1997

Practice Areas

  1. Product Liability
  2. Professional Negligence
  3. Interstate Transportation and Telecommunications Litigation
  4. Commercial, Business, and Real Estate Transactions & Litigation

Professional and Community Involvement

  1. American, Oklahoma, and Tulsa County Bar Associations
  2. Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF)
  3. Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) Board of Directors 2014, 2015, 2016
  4. Meals on Wheels, Arthritis Foundation, Emergency Infant Services, Nicholas Club (President 2015), Nicholas Club (Vice President 2016), Tulsa Boys Home (Board of Directors 2015), Ducks Unlimited, and Delta Waterfowl (President 2005)

Jeremy K. Ward

Jeremy routinely represents companies for claims based on product liability, catastrophic incidents and accidents, interstate transportation, commercial and business litigation, and professional negligence.

Jeremy was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in general litigation for 2011 and a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Personal Injury Defense (Product Liability) for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.  Jeremy was selected as one of Oklahoma’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2014 presented by Legal Leaders.  Jeremy is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer-review rating a lawyer can receive for legal knowledge and ethical practices.  He was elected to the Oklahoma Bar Associations’ House of Delegates as an Alternate for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.  Jeremy is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Oklahoma and Arkansas and is admitted to practice before the Northern District of Oklahoma Bankruptcy Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Publications & Presentations:

– Presenter, May 2016 to a national insurance carrier concerning various Oklahoma procedures, rules, and statutes applicable to claims handled by personal lines adjusters
– Author, 2014 Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel December 2014 Newsletter, “Codified Protections for Product Manufacturers, Sellers, & Distributors, 76 O.S. Section 57.2”
– Presenter, October 21, 2014 to the Tulsa County Bar Association Litigation Section concerning Oklahoma’s new and revised jury instructions and discovery statute amendments
– Author, 2014 Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel July 2014 Newsletter, “Oklahoma Legislature Amends Discovery Statute”
– Co-author, 2014 Oklahoma Construction Compendium for ALFA International
– Author, 2014 Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel July 2014 Newsletter, “Adopted New or Revised Jury Instructions”
– Author, 2014 Oklahoma Transportation Compendium for ALFA International
– Co-author, 2011 Oklahoma Product Liability Compendium for ALFA International
– Author, Jeremy Ward, The Manufacturer’s Duty to Defend and Indemnify Its Sellers-A Look at Two State Statutes on the Issue and the Problems Manufacturers Face Due to These Statutes, Oklahoma Portion, ALFA International Products Liability Perspective, Volume 4, Issue 3, Fall 2009
– Author, Jeremy Ward, If It’s Worth a Dam, It’s “Navigable Waters”; A Proposed Revision of Section 3(8) of the FPA Derived from Decisions Followed in FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC v. FERC.”  Energy Law Journal, Volume 26, No. 1 (2005).

Admissions:

– Oklahoma state courts
– Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Court
– Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Bankruptcy Court
– Western District of Oklahoma Federal Court
– Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Court
– Arkansas state courts
– Eastern District of Arkansas Federal Court
– Western District of Arkansas Federal Court
– 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

While at the University of Tulsa College of Law Jeremy was elected as an Articles Editor for the Energy Law Journal, president of the Information Technology Society, and vice-president of the Military Law Society.  Jeremy was a member of TU’s exclusive honors fraternity, Phi Delta Phi and he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Advanced Torts and International Petroleum Transactions. His case note was published, “If It’s Worth a Dam, It’s “Navigable Waters”; A Proposed Revision of Section 3(8) of the FPA Derived from Decisions Followed in FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC v. FERC.”  The published case note has been cited by several sources to date.  In particular, 17 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts 2d 133, Failure to Manage Dam or Reservoir to Prevent Flooding (2010), 19 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts 2d 75, Dam Failure As a Result of Negligent Design or Maintenance (2010), and Rapnos v. United States: The Supreme Court’s Failed Attempt to Interpret Wetland Regulation Under the Clean Water Act, 56 Cath. U. L. Rev. 1343, 1372 (2007).  Jeremy also received the Energy Journal’s “Editorial Excellence” award in 2006.  Jeremy previously interned for Federal Magistrate Judge Paul J. Cleary of the Northern District of Oklahoma.

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