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
Phone
  • 918-747-1000
Fax
Websites

Other Offices


1350 S.W. 89th Street
Oklahoma City,  OK  73159
Northwest Arkansas
2002 South 48th Street
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.

Education

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.


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

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

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.

EDUCATION
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.

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

Wilson White

Wilson White is a native Tulsan who has practiced law in Oklahoma for more 26 years. He is an experienced trial lawyer in all types of personal injury and workers' compensation matters. In his first 13 years of practice, he defended corporations and large insurance companies. In the last 13 years, he has represented injured people, which has provided him tremendous satisfaction and peace of mind.

Wilson is admitted to practice in all Oklahoma state courts and the three federal Oklahoma District Courts. Wilson has also prosecuted multiple cases and completed oral arguments in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. In his free time, Wilson enjoys the outdoors and especially spending time at the lake. He is the proud father to his favorite son and his favorite daughter.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Oklahoma Association for Justice
Oklahoma Bar Association
Tulsa County Bar Association
Leadership Tulsa
Education
  • Southern Methodist University; Dallas, TX
    Bachelor of Business Administration, , 1983
  • The University of Tulsa; Tulsa, OK
    Juris Doctor , 1990

JOHN "JACK" BEESLEY

A native Texan and devoted Dallas Cowboys fan, Jack Beesley has dedicated his life to helping injured Oklahomans. Jack holds a Juris Doctor from The University of Tulsa College of Law as well as a bachelor's degree in journalism from The University of Oklahoma. While in law school, Jack served as an articles research editor for the Tulsa Law Review.He's also been the lead counsel (first chair) at jury trials across the state in the Tulsa, Creek, Cleveland, and Canadian Counties.

Admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar in 2011, Jack is licensed to practice before all State and Federal Courts in Oklahoma. Jack's abilities have led him to successfully settle commercial trucking, motor vehicle, rear-end collision, auto-pedestrian collision, slip and fall, and insurance bad faith cases, to name just a few. He can proudly say that throughout his career he has never represented insurance defense companies, instead choosing to serve those who need it most: the people of his community.

Outside of the legal world, Jack is an accomplished musician and avid sports fan. While in college, he covered both the OU football and OU baseball teams for his college's newspaper. Nowadays, he gets his sports fix rooting for the Cowboys and coaching youth basketball at his son's school. A drummer since the age of 10, Jack has been in rock, country/western and jazz bands, and he currently plays in a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Admitted to practice before all Oklahoma State and Federal Courts
Tulsa County Bar Association
Oklahoma Association for Justice
Education
  • University of Oklahoma
    Bachelor of Arts, Journalism with a Minor in History , 2005
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2011

Alberto Franco

Alberto "Albert" Franco has been a practicing attorney for more than nine years. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2007 where he served as Chief Justice of Student Bar Association's Supreme Court. As a student, Alberto worked as an intern in the Tulsa County District Attorney's office assisting the Major Felonies division. He earned CALI Awards for earning highest grades in both "Family Law in the World Community" and "Law and Literature."

Alberto earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before making Tulsa his home, he enjoyed successful careers with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and GEICO. Prior to joining Carr & Carr, Albert worked for Tulsa law firms specializing in civil litigation, insurance defense, serious personal injury, and workers' compensation. His bilingual skills allow his practice to emphasize helping members of Tulsa's Hispanic community.

He is admitted to practice in all Oklahoma state courts. He is also admitted in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He is a member in good standing of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association.

Alberto and his teenage son are avid fans of Chicago professional sports. They love exploring Tulsa, going to Oilers and Drillers games, and attending rock concerts. Alberto also has the distinction of being the worst golfer in the state of Oklahoma.


Alberto Franco ha sido un abogado por ms de nueve aos. Se gradu de la Universidad de Tulsa College of Law en 2007, donde se desempe como Presidente del Tribunal Supremo de la Asociacin de Abogados Estudiantiles. Como estudiante, Alberto trabaj como pasante en la oficina del Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Tulsa, asistiendo a la divisin de delitos graves. Gan los premios CALI por obtener los calificacines ms altos en "Derecho de Familia en la Comunidad Mundial" y "Derecho y Literatura."

Alberto obtuvo una Licenciatura en Ciencias en Administracin de Empresas de la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago. Antes de mudarse a Tulsa, disfrut de exitosas carreras con Hyatt Hotels & Resorts y GEICO. Antes de unirse con los abogados de Carr & Carr, Albert trabaj para unos bufetes en Tulsa dedicados en litigios civiles, defensa de seguros, lesiones personales y compensacin a los trabajadores. Sus habilidades bilinges permiten que su prctica haga hincapi en ayudar a los miembros de la comunidad hispana de Tulsa.

Es admitido para practicar en todas las cortes del estado de Oklahoma. Tambin es admitido en el Tribunal de Distrito Federal para el Distrito Norte de Oklahoma. Es miembro de la Asociacin de Abogados de Oklahoma y de la Asociacin de Abogados del Condado de Tulsa.

Alberto y su hijo adolescente son aficionados de los deportes profesionales de Chicago. Les encanta explorar Tulsa, ir a los partidos de los Tulsa Roughnecks y los juegos de los Oilers y Drillers, y asistir a conciertos de rock. Alberto tambin tiene la distincin de ser el peor golfista en el estado de Oklahoma.
Education
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2007
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