Carr & Carr Attorneys

Carr & Carr Attorneys

"Working for You" -- We help people who have been injured or treated unfairly.

Firm Overview

The Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys At Law represent individuals who have been hurt or treated unfairly. We believe that the protection of individual rights is absolutely necessary to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy. At Carr & Carr, each lawyer fights for the rights of the individual. We are dedicated to representing individuals and their families.

Our experienced Oklahoma and Arkansas attorneys have fought for our clients in courts throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and other states. We have successfully represented people who have suffered a wide range of devastating injuries including catastrophic brain and spinal injuries. These injuries occurred in car crashes, railroad accidents, oil field blowouts, plane crashes; due to defective medical devices, drugs or products; and slip and falls, to name a few. We have also successfully represented our clients in a wide variety of insurance claims.
Main Office
Carr & Carr Attorneys
4416 South Harvard Ave
Tulsa  OK  74135
  • 918-747-1000

Other Offices

1350 S.W. 89th Street
Oklahoma City,  OK  73159

2002 South 48th Street, Suite D
Springdale,  AR  72762
Personal Injury
We help people who have been hurt or treated unfairly.
Personal Injury
- Accidental Injury
- Torch Fuel Accident
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal, Neck, and Back Injuries
- Oil Field Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Dog Bites
- Airplane/Helicopter Crash
- Birth Injuries
- Child Care Abuse
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Automobile Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Road Construction Zone Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents

Medical Malpractice
Misdiagnosis Heart Conditions

Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Accutane
- Duragesic
- Kugel-mesh
- Nuvaring

Nursing Home Negligence

Defective Products
- Defective Drugs
- Dangerous Consumer Products
- Defective Medical Devices

Defective Medical Devices
- Artificial Knees and Hips

Insurance Bad Faith
- Disability Insurance Benefits Denial
- Health Insurance Denials
- Life Insurance Denial
- Homeowners Insurance

Premises Injuries
- Slip and Fall

Toxic Torts
- Chemical Exposure
- Natural Gas Explosions and Contaminated Water From Fracking Accidents

Class Action Lawsuits

Consumer Law

Workers Compensation
- Oil Field Injuries

Wrongful Death

Michael Carr

Michael E. Carr practices out of the Tulsa office of Carr & Carr. He graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration.

Thereafter, he earned a Master's degree in Political Management from George Washington University. He returned to Oklahoma to earn a Juris Doctor degree at Oklahoma City University School of Law where he graduated in the top 15% of his class.

He is currently licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Oklahoma. He works in all phases of litigation from pre-trial litigation to trial work.

Michael is a proud member of National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Michael and his wife married in 2006 and they happily reside in Tulsa with their daughter.

Laurie Koller

A. Laurie Koller is a trial attorney based in Carr & Carr's Tulsa office. However, she is licensed in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri with responsibility for some matters in all three states.

With Carr & Carr since 2002, Laurie has been the primary trial attorney for more than 70 jury trials in the state and federal courts. She works with individuals and families in the areas of medical malpractice, car wrecks, bad faith and product liability.

Raised in Tulsa, Laurie knew at eight years old that she wanted to be an attorney. She is a graduate of Booker T. High School, where her two sons also attended. She enjoys gardening, cooking and training her dogs.

Laurie has also been an adjunct professor at Tulsa Community College in the Legal Assistant degree program where she taught classes including Torts, Civil Procedure, and Advanced Research and Writing.

Recent Cases

-- Laurie helped a little girl and her family after the little girl was seriously abused at a church daycare. A Tulsa County jury returned a verdict of $2 million for the girl and her family.
-- Laurie helped a former Marine who was badly injured when a tow truck crossed the center lane and hit his SUV head on. A Creek County jury returned a verdict of $5 million in favor of Carr & Carr's client who sustained serious, permanent injuries.
-- Teaming up with attorneys in our Oklahoma City office, Laurie is helping six families whose children have suffered injury because of ingesting torch fuel. The families are from Florida, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Delaware.
-- In Arkansas, Laurie was able to secure a significant settlement for the parents of a young girl who was killed in a car wreck that occurred in a construction zone.
-- Laurie helped a woman whose insurance company had denied her request to have knee surgery. Acting contrary to Oklahoma law, the insurance company alleged that the client had completed the insurance application improperly. This bad faith case resulted in a significant settlement for Carr & Carr's client.
-- Working alongside Pat Carr on this Oklahoma City case, Laurie was able to assist a severely disabled woman and her family because the woman was twice denied life-saving care by emergency department physicians. In this medical malpractice case, because doctors did not recognize her heart attack symptoms, the woman suffered a massive heart attack which caused permanent, debilitating brain damage.


1988 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, cum laude with distinction, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
1991 Juris Doctor, School of Law, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Professional Associations

Oklahoma Association for Justice
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Oklahoma, Missouri & Arkansas Bar Associations
Tulsa County Bar Association
National Crime Victims Bar Association

Patrick Carr

Patrick E. Carr co-founded the firm with his father, Eugene Carr, in 1973. He has been the principal attorney in the firm since his father’s passing in 1992. His practice is concentrated in cases involving brain injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith. He has tried and argued cases in every United States Federal District Court in Oklahoma, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and numerous Oklahoma District Courts.

Pat is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He has successfully represented the firm’s clients in a number of states. He has served as a Judge on the Oklahoma Temporary Court of Appeals, as a member of the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee of the Oklahoma Bar Association, on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association as well as its Vice-President (2001) and President (2002). He has also authored numerous articles in the area of tort law and has lectured and taught for both the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. He has been involved in a number of published legal opinions.

He served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, as an enlisted man, an infantry platoon leader and a station commander. He also served in the United States Army Reserves as an officer in a Civil Affairs unit. He has coached little league baseball, is interested in distance running and swimming, he plays the violin and studies biographies and history. Pat and his wife married in 1975 and have three adult sons.


1970 – Bachelor of Arts, History, (Special Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Top Ten Senior Men), College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
1973 – Juris Doctor, School of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association

    • Vice-President (2001)

    • President (2002)

  • Tulsa County Bar Association

Tye Smith

Tye is the managing attorney for our Oklahoma City office. He concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith litigation. Tye handles most of the jury trials for our clients in Oklahoma City and the remaining western half of Oklahoma. He has obtained significant jury verdicts in the central, western and southeastern areas of Oklahoma. He has persuaded major insurance carriers to change their claims-handling procedures through his pursuit of bad faith litigation.

In 1999, Tye obtained a ruling from the Oklahoma Supreme Court in Burch v. Allstate that was a major victory for clients seeking uninsured motorist benefits. This decision continues to cause an uproar in the insurance industry. In 1998, he sued Allstate for bad faith because of the company’s policy of requiring insured’s to sign a release in exchange for payment of undisputed benefits due under the insured’s uninsured motorist coverage. After obtaining a favorable ruling from the court on the issue, the case settled for a confidential amount. Immediately after the settlement, Allstate changed its claim-handling procedure on this issue.

When not practicing law and spending time with his family, Tye enjoys fishing in bass tournaments at the state and national level.


  • 1989 – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Carl Albert Political Studies Center, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

  • 1992 – Juris Doctor, (with Distinction), School of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

Professional Associations:

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)

  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Past Member of Board of Directors and Past Co-chair of Public Education Committee

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma – Northern, Eastern & Western Federal District Courts of Oklahoma; and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals – and the State of Missouri


Author of Torts Section in quarterly publication of Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocate
Lecture: Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association’s Rising Stars CLE – Focus Groups, 2003
Lecture: Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Insurance Law Update CLE – Tort Law Update, 2003-Present

Lecture: Oklahoma Bar Association’s CLE Basics of The Automobile Accident Case – 2004
Lecture: Oklahoma Bar Association’s CLE Auto Accidents – Perspectives from Both Sides – Litigating the Case for the Plaintiff – 2007

Significant Cases:

Burch v. Allstate Ins. Co., 977 P.2d 1057, 1998 OK 129 (Okla., Dec. 22, 1998). This decision requires all uninsured motorist carriers in Oklahoma to pay their insured’s the full amount of their UM claim without allowing the insurance company to deduct the available liability coverage.

Nichols v. Allstate Ins. Co., CIV-98-22-M (U.S. Western District Oklahoma). Bad faith case resulting in Allstate changing claims handling procedure (see above).

Quiver v. Emerson, CJ-95-240 (Grady County District Court, Oklahoma). Jury trial resulting in significant damage award for man accidentally shot by ex-wife.

Phares v. Kelly, et al., C-95-400 (Pittsburg County District Court, Oklahoma). Persuaded court to allow case to proceed against motor carrier lessee despite truck being on personal mission of driver/owner at time of accident. Obtained directed verdict at trial on liability and significant jury award for damages.

Tatum & Underwood v. City of Oklahoma City, CJ-97-2621-63 (Oklahoma

Greg Smart

Greg Smart joined the firm of Carr & Carr in 2006. Before joining the firm, he was associated with the law firm of Brady, Schaulat & Falsetti in Oklahoma City, where he concentrated his practice on personal injury and negligence litigation, which included semi and auto accidents, premises liability, products liability, nursing home negligence and insurance law disputes. He was responsible for all phases of civil pre-trial and trial preparation matters and has appealed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Mr. Smart continues to focus on all types of personal injury and negligence litigation for Carr & Carr. He is licensed to practice in all state courts in Oklahoma and the United States Federal Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Greg is married with one child. Greg and his family reside in Oklahoma City.


  • 1986 – Bachelor of Science, Organizational Business Administration – Bachelor of Science, Hotel and Restaurant Administration, William S. Speers School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

  • 1992 – Juris Doctor, School of Law, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Professional Associations:

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Bar Association

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Stephen Dotter

Stephen A. Dotter started working with Carr & Carr in 2010 in our Oklahoma City office. Stephen works with clients primarily in the areas of civil litigation, representing families in cases that deal with personal injury, truck collisions, wrongful death, defective products, premise injuries, and insurance bad faith issues.

Previously associated with another local law firm for 14 years where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants, Stephen understands what defendants and their insurance companies look for when evaluating cases and will use this knowledge to maximize the value of your case.

Additionally, Stephen knows first-hand the legal needs of small business owners from nearly a decade of business management experience with the Merritt Sonic Restaurant Franchise in New Mexico.

Stephen is licensed to practice in all state courts in Oklahoma and the United States District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma.

When not practicing law, Stephen and his family enjoy trout fishing and time at the beach.

- 1995, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (Magna Cum Laude), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
- 1998, Juris Doctor, School of Law, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

Professional Associations
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Oklahoma County Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Oklahoma Association for Justice
- Oklahoma Lawyers for Children

Significant Cases
- 2010: Received $425,000 for client in municipality defective product/negligence action
- 2009: Received $450,000 for his clients from rehab facility on negligence claim
- 2000: Received $27,000 in jury verdict and fees award for client who was in minor car wreck with less than $2,000 in medical bills

Thomas Ventura

Thomas K. Ventura began working at Carr and Carr's Oklahoma City office in 2013. An experienced personal injury attorney, he spent the previous eight years of his career working for another local law firm.

Thomas has focused his entire legal career on helping people injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog attacks and other injuries. He has negotiated with insurance companies and tried cases to juries resulting in millions of dollars recovered on behalf of his clients.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Thomas moved to Oklahoma to attend college. By the time he graduated from law school, Thomas knew Oklahoma was where he wanted to live and raise his family. Thomas has three children, Victoria, Samuel and Olivia. His wife, Jennifer, is also a practicing attorney in Oklahoma City.

When not working, Thomas loves to spend time with his family, play basketball with his son and, of course, root on the Thunder.

2000 Bachelor of Science, Forensic Science, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma. Thomas received the inaugural Forensic Science Student of the Year award.
2005 Juris Doctor with Distinction, School of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Bar Association
Oklahoma Association for Justice
Admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma Western & Eastern Federal District Courts of Oklahoma