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Our law firm represents individuals who have been hurt or treated unfairly. We believe that the protection of individual

Main Office

Carr & Carr Attorneys
4416 South Harvard Ave
Tulsa  OK  74135

Phone
  • 918-747-1000
Fax

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
- Tiki-style 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.

Raymond Allred

Raymond Allred has been a practicing attorney for over twenty years. Born in El Paso, Texas, and blessed with a keen sense of competition, Raymond excelled in sports at Odessa High School, lettering in football and golf. He was also Student Body President and member of the National Honor Society. In college at McMurry University, he served as an officer in his fraternity and was consistently on the Dean’s Honor Roll. During law school, Raymond served on the Law Review, was Vice President of the Student Council, and won the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, Evidence, and Civil Procedure.


In private practice, Raymond has tried a number of large successful cases with other notable attorneys in Oklahoma and Texas, both as lead and co-counsel. Raymond specializes in litigation as a plaintiff’s attorney. Raymond is married and has two children in school in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he makes his home. Mr Allred, is an avid golfer and plays in many charity tournaments. He and his family are members of Boston Avenue Methodist Church.


Office Location:


Tulsa, Oklahoma


Education:



  • 1983 – Bachelor of Science, Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences, McMurry University, Abilene, Texas.

  • 1986 – Doctor of Jurisprudence, O.W. Coburn, School of Law, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Professional Associations:



  • Iota Eta Rho, Legal Fraternity

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association

  • Tulsa Trial Lawyers Association

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Laurie Koller

Laurie Koller is a trial attorney based in Carr & Carr

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.


Education:


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

Guy Thiessen

Guy Thiessen manages the Tulsa office. He concentrates his practice in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, with emphasis in nursing home litigation, commercial trucking accidents, product liability and insurance bad faith. He primarily handles and manages litigation for the Tulsa office and has successfully concluded many cases by jury trial and settlement.


He has been licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma since 1989 and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and all United States District and State Courts in Oklahoma.


He has been a speaker at several continuing legal education seminars in Oklahoma to teach other lawyers how to handle nursing home cases. He is a member of the Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America.


Education:



  • 1985 – Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Finance, School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

  • 1989 – Juris Doctor, School of Law, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Professional Associations:


Oklahoma Association for Justice, formerly Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association


President, 2008
Vice President, 2006
Board of Directors 1996 to present
Member since 1989
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member since 1989


American Association for Justice, formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America


Significant Cases:


Mr. Thiessen has handled many cases resulting in significant settlement or through trial. He has litigated many nursing home negligence cases over the past several years with a total settlement value in excess of $5 million

Brent Berry

Brent Berry joined the law firm of Carr & Carr in March of 2001. He was formerly associated with the law firm of Denney & Barrett, P.C. His practice is primarily focused on personal injury litigation. He is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma and in the Western District of Oklahoma. He has significant experience in cases involving injuries caused by defective products. In the past year he was co-counsel in cases in which settlements or jury verdicts were reached totaling in excess of ten million dollars.


Education:


1995 – Bachelor of Arts, History, College of Arts and Sciences, Southeastern State University, Durant, Oklahoma.
1998 – Juris Doctor, School of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.


Professional Associations:



  • Oklahoma Bar Association

  • Cleveland County Bar Association

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

  • Board of Directors, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association

  • Association for advancement of Modern Professionals


Significant Cases:



  • Glass v. Cross Country Freight Services, Inc. Jury awarded $750,000 in a case involving a low speed rear-end-collision.

  • Johnson v. Ford Motor Company. Jury awarded $5,000,000 in a case involving a torn seat belt.

  • Sexton v. Ford Motor Company. Jury awarded $1,800,000 in a case involving a defective seat belt buckle.

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.


Education:



  • 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


Publications/Presentations:


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.


Education:



  • 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

Susan Carns

Susan K. Carns practices in Carr & Carr'

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.

Education
- 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

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