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Jeremy Ward

Practice Areas

Jeremy practices in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas handling complex litigation along with business and real estate transactions. He has tried more than 15 cases before judges and juries.  Since 2018 he has served as Special Outside Counsel for the Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority (TMUA), Regional Metropolitan Utility Authority (RMUA), and Tulsa Utility Board (TUB). As Special Outside Counsel Jeremy provides legal guidance regarding corporate and trust governance, commercial, construction, and real estate transactions, and environmental law.

Jeremy is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. He has attained the highest peer-review rating a lawyer can receive for legal knowledge and ethical practices. In addition, since 2011 he has been a Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Publications & Presentations

– Presenter, May 2019, AT&T, “Risk Management Presentation About Oklahoma Law Changes”
– Presenter & Author, February 2019, ALFA International Transportation Practice Group, “Emergency Response and Data Collection”
– Presenter, January 2019, ALFA International Hospitality Practice Group, “Cybersecurity Issues in the Hospitality and Retail Industry”
– Presenter, November 2018, LMIC, “Oklahoma Procedures and Statutes Applicable to Personal Lines Adjusters”
– Presenter, September 2018, ALFA International, “Hot Legal Topic Presentation”
– Presenter & Author, July 2018, ALFA International Construction Practice Group, “Cybersecurity Breach Reporting Requirements”
– Presenter & Author, May 2018, NBI Advanced Personal Injury CLE, “From the Defense Perspective”
– Presenter, February 2018, Tulsa County Bar Association, “Panel Discussion About Expert Discovery Best Practices”
– Presenter & Author, May 2017, LMIC, “Oklahoma Procedures and Statutes Applicable to Personal Lines Adjusters”
– Presenter & Author, May 2016, LMIC, “Oklahoma Procedures and Statutes Applicable to Personal Lines Adjusters”
– Author, December 2014, OADC, “Codified Protections for Product Manufacturers, Sellers, & Distributors, 76 O.S. Section 57.2”
– Presenter, October 2014, TCBA Litigation Section, “Oklahoma’s New and Revised Civil Jury Instructions”
– Author, July 2014, OADC, “Oklahoma Amendments to the Discovery Statutes”
– Co-author, July 2014, ALFA International “Oklahoma Construction Law Compendium”
– Author, July 2014, OADC, “Oklahoma Adopted New and Revised Jury Instructions”
– Author, March 2014, ALFA International “Oklahoma Transportation Law Compendium”
– Co-author, September 2011, ALFA International “Oklahoma Product Liability Law Compendium”
– 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).

Law School

While in law school, Jeremy was a member of TU’s honors fraternity Phi Delta Phi for academic success in law school. He was awarded CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Advanced Torts and International Petroleum Transactions for receiving the highest grades in the courses. His Energy Law Journal 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.”  Jeremy also received the Energy Journal’s “Editorial Excellence” award in 2006 and previously interned for Federal Magistrate Judge Paul J. Cleary of the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Education

  • J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law (with honors)
  • BBA, University of Oklahoma Price College of Business (MIS & Finance)
  • Jenks High School

Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial, Business, and Real Estate Transactions & Litigation
  • Professional Negligence Litigation
  • Construction Transactions and Litigation

Admissions

  • Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas State Courts
  • All Federal District Courts in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas
  • Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma Bankruptcy Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 8th Circuit, and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal