Jody R. Nathan was born in Hugo, Oklahoma. She received a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she was also a member of the Oklahoma Law Review. During law school, she clerked for the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Jody has extensive experience in both federal and state appeals, and has an active motion practice. Since entering the practice of law in 1986, she has spent most of her time on cases involving personal injury and insurance coverage issues, including products liability, and professional liability. She is AV rated.
Jody is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Oklahoma, as well as the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. She has served as a judge on the Oklahoma Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals.
Jody has lectured on personal injury cases, discovery, legal research, and workers compensation matters. Her articles have appeared in the Oklahoma Bar Journal and The Brief (magazine of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA), on such varied subjects as ERISA, appellate practice, discovery and HIPAA.
She is quite active with the Oklahoma Bar Association. In 2004, she was presented with the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Earl Sneed Award. She is a past Chair of the OBA’s Law Office and Technology Section, and of the Member Services Committee.
Reported cases: Lester v. Smith, 2008 OK CIV APP 97, __ P.3d ___; Worsham v. Nix, 2006 OK 67,145 P.3d 1055; Bartlett v. Bartlett, 2006 OK CIV APP 112, 144 P.3d 173; Haddock v. Woodland Park Home, Inc., 2004 OK CIV APP 42, 90 P.3d 594; Tillman v. Shofner, 2004 OK CIV APP 40, 90 P.3d 582 ; Tisdale v. ITW Ramset/Red Head, 2003 OK CIV APP 83, 77 P.3d 609; Worsham v. Nix, 2004 OK CIV APP 2, 83 P.3d 879; Mustain v. Grand River Dam Authority, 2003 OK 43, 68 P.3d 991; Broken Arrow Partnership v. PBC Investment Opportunities, Inc., 2001 OK CIV APP 118, 33 P.3d 694; Bishop v. Takata Corp., 2000 OK 71, 12 P.3d 459; McDermott v. Sentry Life Ins. Co., Inc., 2000 OK CIV APP 115, 15 P.3d 508 ; State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Ass’n v. Stutsman, 1999 OK 62, 990 P.2d 854; Anderson v. State ex rel. Crawford, 1998 OK CIV APP 89, 964 P.2d 937 ; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Reinholtz, 1998 OK 11, 955 P.2d 223; First Bank of Turley v. Fidelity and Deposit Ins. Co. of Maryland, 1996 OK 105, 928 P.2d 298; Kaye v. Ronson Consumer Products Corp., 1996 OK CIV APP 57, 921 P.2d 1300; Max True Plastering Co. v. U.S. Fidelity and Guar. Co., 1996 OK 28, 912 P.2d 861.
- J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law (with honors)
- Insurance Coverage
- Appellate Practice
- Professional and Product Liability
- Personal Injury
Professional and Community Involvement
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Oklahoma Bar Journal
- Oklahoma Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals