Paul Kouri

Paul Kouri has a passion for justice. The desire to see justice, along with a healthy dose of compassion, led him to law school and into a career helping those who have been injured or wrongly denied insurance coverage.

Paul met Rex Travis when Paul needed help settling his own homeowners insurance claim. Impressed with Rex Travis and how quickly his claim was resolved, Travis Law Office was the obvious choice once Paul decided to pursue law school. Paul has been here ever since, first as an intern, then practicing alongside Rex, serving clients injured in car wrecks, truck wrecks, or falls, as well as those needing help with insurance claims, insurance disputes, insurance bad faith, and even legal malpractice.

Paul Kouri also teaches continuing legal education (CLE) courses to attorneys, presenting seminars on “Advanced Issues in Uninsured Motorists Coverage” and “Clarifying UM/UIM Coverage—Carrier Obligations Made Simple.”

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Reported Cases


Trial Court Orders
 
Fanshier v. Loftis, 2008 WL 4752973, (Okl.Dist., Sep 22, 2008)
 
Fanshier v. Loftis, 2008 WL 5597622, (Okl.Dist., Sep 22, 2008)
Boyd v. Service Management Systems, Inc., 2007 WL 5003807, (Okl.Dist., Dec 26, 2007)
 
James CUTTER, Plaintiff, v. THE OKLAHOMA PUBLISHING COMPANY, Defendant., 2007 WL 2348439, (Okl.Dist., Jul 02, 2007)
Miller v. Satca, Ltd., 2006 WL 5022472, (Okl.Dist., Sep 08, 2006)
 
Debra WILLIAMS, Plaintiff, v. Compsource OKLAHOMA, Defendant., 2006 WL 4584374, (Okl.Dist., Sep 05, 2006)
Trial Pleadings
 
(1)BUFOGLE & ASSOCIATES, P.C., Plaintiff, v. (2)FARMERS INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., Defendant., 2009 WL 1245619, Feb 25, 2009
 
Jonathan MORRIS, v. AMERICA FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., 2008 WL 5357826, Sep 22, 2008

Debbie BOYD, Plaintiff, v. SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC., The Macerich Company d/b/a Crossroads Mall, and Eateries Inc. d/b/a Garfield'S Restaurant and Pub., 2006 WL 5462707, Nov 08, 2006

James CUTTER, Plaintiff, v. THE OKLAHOMA PUBLISHING COMPANY, Defendant., 2006 WL 4709788, Aug 04, 2006
Trial Motions, Memoranda and Affidavits
(1)BUFOGLE & ASSOCIATES, P.C., Plaintiff, v. (2)FARMERS INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., Defendant., 2009 WL 1555821, Apr 20, 2009
Garrett VOWELL, Plaintiff, v. (1) ONTARIO INCORPORATED, (2) Dan Cline Transport (3) Jose Atilu Garcia, (4) Quick Run, (5) Lonnie Dale Climer (6) JKC Trucking, (7) Joseph Arrick, (8) Corry James Hearon (9) Jimmie Scott Craddick, (10) Baljit Singh (11) Chauncy Joseph Nottingham and (12) Parkview Hospital Commemorative Foundation., Defendants., 2007 WL 6386563, Dec 17, 2007

Debbie BOYD, Plaintiff, v. SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC., The Macerich Company d/b/a Crossroads Mall, and Eateries Inc. d/b/a Garfield's Restaurant and Pub., Defendants., 2007 WL 4998720, Nov 30, 2007
Garry Lee KIRKPATRICK, Plaintiff, v. PENSKE TRUCKING LEASING CO. LP, Defendant., 2007 WL 4746220, Oct 05, 2007
Garry Lee KIRKPATRICK, Plaintiff, v. PENSKE TRUCKING LEASING Co. LP, Defendant., 2007 WL 4746221, Oct 05, 2007
Mary L. DAVIS, individually, and as personal representative of the Estate of Samuel W. Davis, deceased, Plaintiff, v. ALADDIN INDUSTRIES, LLC, Alh, Inc, Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, Defendant., 2006 WL 814362, Feb 14, 2006
Mary L. DAVIS, individually, and as personal representative of the Estate of Samuel W. Davis, deceased, Plaintiff, v. ALADDIN INDUSTRIES, LLC, ALH, INC, Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, Defendant., 2006 WL 814361, Feb 07, 2006
Mary L. DAVIS, individually, and as personal representative of the Estate of Samuel W. Davis, deceased, Plaintiff, v. ALADDIN INDUSTRIES, LLC, ALH, Inc, Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, Defendant., 2006 WL 497503, Jan 31, 2006
Trial Filings
Joy a. FERRALES, Plaintiff, v. AMERICAN INVESTORS LIFE INS. CO. INC., Defendant., 2009 WL 2392430, Jun 30, 2009
(1) Jonathan MORRIS, an Individual, Plaintiff, v. (2) AMERICA FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant., 2009 WL 867857, Feb 03, 2009
Garry Lee KIRKPATRICK, Plaintiff, v. PENSKE TRUCKING LEASING CO. LP, Defendant., 2007 WL 4746217, Feb 20, 2007
James CUTTER, Plaintiff, v. THE OKLAHOMA PUBLISHING COMPANY, Defendant., 2007 WL 2344483, Feb 08, 2007
Verdicts, Agreements and Settlements
Joseph BARNHILL, Plaintiff, v. M.H.F. INC, Defendant., 2007 WL 4892133, Dec 27, 2007
(1) GARRY LEE KIRKPATRICK, Plaintiff, v. (2) PENSKE TRUCK LEASING CO., L.P., Defendant., 2007 WL 4892167, Dec 06, 2007
Verdict and Settlement Summaries
TITLE: Without Necessary Elements of Negligence, Court Finds in Defendant's Favor, 2008 WL 5732803, (Verdict and Settlement Summary) (Okl.Dist. Sep 22, 2008) (NO. CJ-2007-6798)
TITLE: Jury Sides With Mall, Restaurant on Plaintiff's Slip, Fall Allegations, 2007 WL 5122721, (Verdict and Settlement Summary) (Okl.Dist. Dec 12, 2007) (NO. CJ-2006-9216)
TITLE: Jury Denies Worker's Negligence Claim After Fall From Conveyor Belt, 2007 WL 2806013, (Verdict and Settlement Summary) (Okl.Dist. Jun 20, 2007) (NO. CJ-2006-2378)
Appellate Briefs
TITLE: NATIONAL AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff/Appellee, v. Clyde VALLION, Defendant/Appellant., 2008 WL 657580, (Appellate Brief) (Okla. Jan 24, 2008) Brief of Amicus Curiae Oklahoma Association for Justice (Formerly Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association) (NO. 105017)
TITLE: SHELTER MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff, Appellee, v. Elaine WHEAT, Defendant/Appellant., 2007 WL 2210647, (Appellate Brief) (10th Cir. Jun 18, 2007) Opening Brief of Appellant, Elaine Wheat (NO. 07-6065)
Cases
Miller v. David Grace, Inc., 212 P.3d 1223, (Okla. Jun 30, 2009)
Bernal v. Charter County Mut. Ins. Co., 209 P.3d 309, (Okla. May 12, 2009)
Graves v. Mazda Motor Corp., 598 F.Supp.2d 1216, (W.D.Okla. Feb 26, 2009)
Knight ex rel. Ellis v. Miller, 195 P.3d 372, (Okla. Sep 16, 2008)
Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Wheat, 313 Fed.Appx. 76, (10th Cir.(Okla.) Jan 04, 2008)
Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Dennis Clark, 2007 WL 2177904, (W.D.Okla. Jul 27, 2007)
Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Dennis Clark, 2007 WL 427942, (W.D.Okla. Feb 05, 2007)
May v. Mid-Century Ins. Co., 151 P.3d 132, (Okla. Dec 19, 2006)
Law Reviews & Journals
IN RE M.J.J., J.P.L., & J.P.G: THE "QUALIFIED EXPERT WITNESS" REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT, 29 Am. Indian L. Rev. 403
Andrews
18 Andrews Ins. Coverage Litig. Rep. 7, HOMEOWNERS POLICY DOESN'T COVER SHOOTING OF CLASSMATE'S MOTHER, (Jan 18, 2008)
Dockets
PASSARELLI v. UNITED AIRLINES INC, W.D.Okla., Jun. 19, 2009 5:09cv00651 (Torts/Negligence - Airplanes/Aviation KNOS 430.05; NOS 310)
FERRALES v. AMERICAN INVESTORS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY INC, W.D.Okla., May 15, 2009 5:09cv00515 (Contracts - Insurance KNOS 130.25; NOS 110)
BUFOGLE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. v. FARMERS INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., N.D.Okla., Feb. 24, 2009 4:09cv00091 (Contracts - Insurance KNOS 130.25; NOS 110)
MORRIS v. AMERICAN FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY, W.D.Okla., Sep. 22, 2008 5:08cv01000 (Contracts - Insurance KNOS 130.25; NOS 110)
WANGRUD v. BANNER LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, W.D.Okla., Feb. 8, 2008 5:08cv00141 (Contracts - Insurance KNOS 130.25; NOS 110)
GRAVES ET AL v. MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, W.D.Okla., Jan. 11, 2008 5:08cv00035 (Torts/Negligence - Product Liability - Motor Vehicle KNOS 430.85.10; NOS 355)
BOLD v. FEDERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, W.D.Okla., Aug. 23, 2007 5:07cv00947 (Contracts - Insurance KNOS 130.25; NOS 110)
KENNEDY v. FEDERAL EXPRESS FREIGHT EAST, INC., N.D.Okla., Jun. 22, 2007 4:07cv00353 (Torts/Negligence - Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle KNOS 430.75.15; NOS 350)
SHELTER MUTUAL INS. v. WHEAT, C.A.10, Mar. 23, 2007 07-6065 (Contracts - Other Contract KNOS 130.55)
AMERICAN GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE CO v. DANIEL, W.D.Okla., Oct. 27, 2006 5:06cv01195 (Contracts - Insurance KNOS 130.25; NOS 110)
KIRKPATRICK v. PENSKE TRUCK LEASING CO LP, W.D.Okla., Oct. 24, 2006 5:06cv01178 (Torts/Negligence - Product Liability - Personal Injury KNOS 430.85.15; NOS 365)
WHOLESALE CLOTHING COMPANY v. MASSACHUSETTS BAY INSURANCE COMPANY, W.D.Okla., Sep. 29, 2006 5:06cv01069 (Contracts - Insurance KNOS 130.25; NOS 110)
SHELTER MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. CLARK ET AL, W.D.Okla., Jul. 13, 2006 5:06cv00753 (Contracts - Insurance KNOS 130.25; NOS 110)
MCWILLIAMS v. NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL, W.D.Okla., Apr. 12, 2006 5:06cv00414 (Contracts - Insurance KNOS 130.25; NOS 110)
BARNHILL v. MHF LOGISTICAL SOLUTIONS ET AL, W.D.Okla., Feb. 2, 2006 5:06cv00110 (Torts/Negligence - Personal Injury - Other Federal Actions KNOS 430.75.25; NOS 360)



Paul Kouri CV

Born: Lawton, Oklahoma (raised in Southern California)

Admitted to Oklahoma Bar: 2005

Also admitted to practice before: U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma

Preparatory education: San Diego State University (B.A., History, 1993)

Legal education: University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2005)

Author: In re: M.J.J, J.P.L, and J.P.G: The "Qualified Expert Witness" Requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act, 29 Am. Ind. L. Rev. 403 (2005)

Presentation: "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage-Advanced Issues," National Business Institute, Oklahoma City (May 16, 2014); “Clarifying UM/UIM Coverage—Carrier Obligations Made Simple,” National Business Institute, Oklahoma City (December 10, 2015);

Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations; Oklahoma Lawyers Association; Oklahoma Association for Justice; American Association for Justice;

Pro-Bono: Oklahoma Lawyers for America's Heroes