AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Automobile and Trucking Negligence
Oil & Gas Law
Commercial and Banking Law
Real Estate Litigation
Whistle Blower & Qui Tam Actions
Attorney at Law
Norman & Edem, PLLC
127 N.W. 10th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Tel. (405) 272-0200
Cel. (405) 501-7846
One way to gauge experience is to consider the total settlements and
verdicts in which a lawyer has participated. I have participated in cases with
a total of more than $90 million worth of settlements, verdicts, and judgments. Another way
to gauge experience and reputation is through the comments of clients and
colleagues. Some of my cases were featured on The Learning Channel. Other cases have been the subjects of different
local and national newspaper articles. I hold a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating,
which denotes very high to preeminent legal ability, adherence to professional standards
of conduct and ethics, reliability, and diligence.
Admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court;
United States Circuit Court for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States
District Courts for the Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma. Member
of the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA); Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA);
Chairman OTLA Continuing Legal Education Committee (2000, 2002); OTLA Board of Directors
(2000-2002); Vice-chair OTLA Member Benefits Committee (1999-2000); Vice-Chair OTLA
Amicus Curiae Committee (1995); Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Advocate,
National College of Trial Advocacy; Oklahoma County Bar Association; Charter Member
of the National Air Traffic Controllers' Association (Chicago ARTCC -- Air Traffic
Controllers' Union); Former member of the United Aerospace Workers Union, Local
2130 (Gulfstream Aerospace Technologies; Bethany, Oklahoma).
J.D., with Highest Honors; University of Oklahoma; May, 1992 Oklahoma Law Review;
Order of the Coif; Graduated number 8 in a class of 224; Earl A. Brown Award (relating
to the law of Oil & Gas); Earl T. Warren Memorial Award (relating to the law
of Wills & Trusts); American Jurisprudence/Academic Achievement Awards in Property
II, Wills & Trusts, Oil & Gas, Remedies, and Conflicts of Law. B.A., University
of Oklahoma, Journalism/Advertising; May, 1984 University of Oklahoma Biological
Station Research Project; University Scholar; Department of Sociology Statistical
Research Assistant; Speakers' Bureau; American Advertising Federation; American
Marketing Association; American Advertising Federation Award for Excellence in Advertising.
PUBLICATIONS & PUBLISHED OPINIONS:
Kraszewski v. Baptist Hospital, 1996 OK 141,
916 P.2d 241.
Christian v. First Capital Bank, 2006 OK CIV APP 128, cert. denied.
Personal Injury Settlements: Subrogation, Rights of Recovery, Liens, Taxation and
Other Financial Issues, 74 Okla. Bar Journal 1 (September 6, 2003).
Principles Relating to Blood Alcohol Tests, 66 Okla. Bar Journal 995 (March 25,
Oklahoma Adopts the Tarasoff Doctrine, OTLA Advocate, Vol. 24, No. 6, p.
22 (November/December, 1991).
OTLA Advocate, Medical Malpractice Column, 2004-2006.
OTLA Advocate, Commercial Litigation Column, 2007.
The Learning Channel, Medical Mistakes, Winter 2006.
Discovery, Oklahoma County Bench and Bar Conference, Lake Texoma Lodge, April 6,
Moderator, Successful Deposition and Trial Testimony, OBA/OTLA Continuing
Legal Education Seminar, October 11, 2002, Tulsa and October 18, 2002, Oklahoma
Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget, OBA/OTLA Continuing Legal Education
Seminar, October 26, 2001, Oklahoma City.
Moderator, Business Torts, OBA/OTLA Continuing
Legal Education Seminar, October 6, 2000, Tulsa, and October 13, 2000, Oklahoma
Moderator, How to Hammer Allstate, OTLA Continuing Legal Education Seminar,
May 19, 2000, Oklahoma City.
Moderator, Effective Motion Practice in Civil Cases,
OBA/OTLA Continuing Legal Education Seminar, April 14, 2000 Oklahoma City, and April
21, 2000, Tulsa.
Effective Discovery and Winning Motion Practice in Civil Cases:
Written Discovery and Medical Issues, OBA/OTLA Continuing Legal Education Seminar,
February 12, 1999, Tulsa, and February 19, 1999, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Litigation Strategies: Technology and the Use of Demonstrative Evidence, Oklahoma
Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, December 3, 1998, Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, and December 10, 1998, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Personal Injury Practice
for Paralegals, February 27, 1998, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Technology and Psychology
of Modern Litigation, Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar,
December 6, 1996, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and December 13, 1996, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Using the Internet in a Personal Injury Practice, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
Continuing Legal Education Winter Seminar, December 1, 1995, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Handling the Protective Order, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal
Education Summer Seminar, June 16, 1995, Las Vegas, Nevada.