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  • Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?

    by Michal Lusk and Paul Kouri So you’ve been hurt. How do you get compensated for your injury? Lawsuits are hard-fought, time consuming, and expensive.   Read More...

  • Bill Pipkin - Established First Party “Bad Faith” Law in Oklahoma

    by Rex Travis, originally published in the Oklahoma County Bar Association May Briefcase. Used by permission. William A.   Read More...

  • Small Claims Court FAQs

    ​Small Claims Court FAQs By Kelly Cook and Paul Kouri; copyright 2014 Travis Law Office What is Small Claims Court? The Small Claims Court is a less formal, quicker court system for cases involving relatively small amounts of money. Anyone who has watched daytime court television shows has at least some familiarity with the concept.   Read More...

  • Retroactive Application of Statutes

    Retroactive Application of Statutes By Rex Travis  Copyright 2014 Rex Travis             The “default” rule is that statutes apply prospectively only. If the statue creates, enlarges or diminishes vested or contractual rights then it applies prospectively absent clear legislative intent. Statutes that are merely procedural can be applied retroactively and can apply to pending actions or procedures.   Read More...

  • 7 Steps to Protect Your Rights After a Wreck

    by Kelly Cook and Paul Kouri     What to Do if You have a Car Wreck 1.  Safety First Before you do anything else check for injuries and call for an ambulance if needed. Put out reflective triangles or flares if appropriate. Once you and your passengers are safe, look around for any indicators that can help you picture exactly where the vehicles stopped.   Read More...

  • Tech-savvy or Old Dogs and New Tricks

    New article on LinkedIn by Rex Travis: Tech-savvy or Old Dogs and New Tricks   Read More...

  • Open Letter on Oklahoma Senate Bill SJR-21

    Family and Friends, I’m writing to ask you to contact your state representatives and urge them to vote no on SJR-21, which is coming up for vote tomorrow, April 24, 2014 (go to http://www.okhouse.gov/index.aspx and, at the home page, look to the right side of the screen for “Find my Representative” based on your home address). If you believe in the checks and balances of three-branch government, you do not want this bill to pass. I have been a life-long Republican, but I am thoroughly disgusted ...  Read More...

  • Forum Selection for Fun and Profit

    New article on LinkedIn by Rex Travis: Forum Selection for Fun and Profit   Read More...

  • Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff Strategies

    Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage-Advanced Issues (9:00 am-10:00 am) CLE presented by Paul Kouri on May 16, 2014, at Embassy Suites Hotel (1815 S. Meridian, Oklahoma City, OK 73108), hosted by NBI. Need CLE credit?   Read More...

  • Dave Robert's Workers’ Compensation Act

    Workers' Comp attorney and friend, Dave Roberts, died on Monday, January 6, 2014. When Dave Roberts died, he had submitted to me a draft of an article summarizing the new Workers’ Compensation Act.   Read More...

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