Lawter & Associates, PLLC

Expert Attorneys in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

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Firm Overview

With more than 30 years of experience in Oklahoma attorneys at Lawter & Associates, PLLC fight to protect the rights of their clients and to ensure they receive every benefit to which they are entitled.

J. Mike Lawter founded the firm on a reputation of honesty, reliability, and trust, a tradition upheld by all of our lawyers to this day. Attorneys at Lawter & Associates, PLLC take great pride in taking on cases not just from metro areas like Oklahoma City and Tulsa, but from across Oklahoma and pursuing them quickly and smoothly. Offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City make us accessible statewide.

If you find yourself in need of an experienced Oklahoma City lawyer, or you're looking for a Tulsa attorney to represent you, make sure you get the dedication our clients have come to expect.
Main Office


3313 N. Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City  OK  73118

Phone
  • 405-525-4131
Fax
  • 405-525-7855

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Other Offices


  • 6450 S. Lewis Ave Suite 100
    Tulsa,  OK  74136
Auto Accident
Lawter & Associates, PLLC are the top Oklahoma City and Tulsa car accident lawyer to represent and fight for victims of car accidents with compassion and determination.
Each year more than 40,000 people die in automobile accidents and thousands more are seriously injured. Tulsa and Oklahoma City have their fair share of car accidents and the costs are considerable. Car accident lawyer fees can mount up, so you'll want to choose your representation carefully. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the average economic cost of a roadway fatality is $977,000, and that of a critically injured car crash survivor is $1.1 million. Most people will be involved in some type of vehicular accident during their lifetime, and unfortunately, many of these car accidents result in serious injury or death.

We provide the quality legal assistance necessary to get victims and their families the compensation they deserve. Wherever you live our Oklahoma car accident attorneys will be happy to serve you from our offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Workers Compensation
Our offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City make us the convenient choice for workmans comp legal expertise for the employed across the state of Oklahoma.
Most employees in Oklahoma are covered by Workers' Compensation law, but many do not know or understand their rights. Lawter & Associates, PLLC has the experience to help workers who have been injured or disabled on the job. Our lawyers file hundreds (or over the years we have filed thousands) of Oklahoma Workers' Compensation cases each year for people who sustain injuries at work, including surgeries, heart attack, hearing loss, carpel tunnel, re-injuries, and injuries from cumulative trauma. Whether you work in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, or anywhere across Oklahoma we have the expertise to pursue your workers comp claim.

If you suffer an injury at work, your injury must be reported to your supervisor or doctor within 30 days from the date of the injury or seeking medical attention. Depending on the injury, you may have up to two years to file a Workers' Compensation claim, or within six months of termination (unless you are a minor or legally incompetent). However, you must have reported the injury within 30 days of the incident. This requirement can be waived under certain circumstances. Contact our Oklahoma City or Tulsa workers' compensation lawyers of Lawter & Associates for more information.
Personal Injury
At Lawter & Associates our Tulsa and Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in Oklahoma personal injury law.
If you've sustained an injury as a result of another person's negligence or recklessness, you need to call a personal injury attorney to make sure you are compensated for your suffering and medical care.

Personal injury often occurs as a result of negligence or carelessness. Sometimes, however, it occurs through neglect or recklessness. Oklahoma personal injury cases include slips and falls, dog bites, product liability, nursing home abuse or neglect, and wrongful death. Our Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at Lawter & Associates, PLLC in Oklahoma City and Tulsa will review your case to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Animal and Dog Bite
Call Lawter & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.
With nearly 75 million dogs in the United States, it is clear that injuries and deaths resulting from dog bites and attacks are common. However, the statistics regarding dog bites are staggering: more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year, and 800,000, or 1 in 6, of those injuries are severe enough to require medical treatment. In fact, dog bites are the fifth leading cause of children's emergency room visits. Additionally, in 2007, there were 33 deaths as a result of mauling.

Oklahoma has strict liability laws in place to hold owners responsible for their dogs' actions. Oklahoma is not a "one free bite" state. If a dog bites you while you are legally on the owner's property, or if you are on public property, the owner is fully accountable for your injuries, as long as you are not intentionally and persistently provoking the animal.

While evidence of a dog bite is usually quite obvious because of the nature of the victim's injuries, there are several other factors which must be considered in bringing a personal injury claim against the dog's owner. A qualified attorney experienced in dog bite law can help you establish ownership and verify your injuries. If you are bitten, seek medical attention, report the attack to local animal control or the police, and call Lawter & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.
Nursing Home
Contact Lawter & Associates, PLLC, with offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, for compassionate, committed nursing home lawyers who will work to protect your loved one and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are designed to provide quality care for those who cannot care for themselves. These centers should maintain, or even improve, the quality of life of their residents. Unfortunately, statistics show that 30% of nursing homes have been cited for abuse of their residents. If your loved one has been abused, neglected, or injured in an Oklahoma nursing home or assisted living facility, it is important that you report the suspected abuse immediately and consider seeking counsel from an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.
Wrongful Death
The compassionate, committed attorneys at Lawter & Associates, PLLC, in Oklahoma City and Tulsa can help bring compensation to you and your family.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one through someone else's recklessness or negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim under Oklahoma law. While it is difficult to think about litigation in your grief, you have been injured by the death of your loved one. In addition to the heavy emotional toll a death brings, wrongful death can have a significant financial impact, as well. There are medical bills, funeral expenses, and even day-to-day expenses which may be difficult to meet with the loss of your loved one's income. An experienced Oklahoma wrongful death lawyer can help you recover the financial losses and hold the negligent party responsible for his or her role in your loved one's death. Contact an Oklahoma wrongful death attorney immediately--a delay can hinder your case or even cause you to lose your right to reparation.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

- 30+ years of Oklahoma law experience
- A law firm of integrity: honesty, reliability and trust
- Our attorneys are dedicated to a quick and smooth process
- A free legal consultation at our firm's office or at your home

J. Mike Lawter

Lead Attorney and Founder

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mike has been with Lawter & Associates, PLLC for over 38 years. While the practice of law is always changing, Mike is very proud of his profession and the firm he helped to establish and grow. Mike enjoys playing golf and watching his grandkids grow up.

Year Joined the Firm:
1974

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation

Bar Memberships:
Oklahoma Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
American Bar Association
Tulsa County Bar Association
US District Court for Western District of Oklahoma
US District Court for Eastern District of Oklahoma
US District Court for Northern District of Oklahoma
United State 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:
Oklahoma City University , Juris Doctor 1974
- Outstanding Senior, OCU Law School Alumni Association
- Senior Class President, Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity

Central State University, BS Education 1971
- President's Honor Roll
- Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Oklahoma House of Representatives 1976-1986
Chairman, House Industry and Labor Relations Committee

Accomplishments/Awards:
Who's Who in American Politics
Personalities of the South
Outstanding Young Men in America
YMCA Community Development Award
Outstanding Legislator, United Auto Workers (UAW)
Education
  • Oklahoma City University
    Juris Doctor , 1974
    - Outstanding Senior, OCU Law School Alumni Association
    - Senior Class President, Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity
  • Central State University
    BS Education , 1971
    - President's Honor Roll
    - Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Timothy Reese

Worker's Compensation Supervising Attorney

Born in Talequah, Oklahoma, Timothy has been with Lawter & Associates, PLLC for over 27 years. Timothy is a huge Thunder basketball fan, was previously a professional magician for McDonalds and most enjoys helping people as a worker's compensation attorney at Lawter & Associates. He is the most proud of his efforts that helped General Wesley Clark win the Oklahoma Presidential primary.

Year Joined the Firm:
1985

Areas of Practice:
Workers' Compensation

Bar Memberships:
Oklahoma Bar Association Lecturer to the Oklahoma Bar Association on Workers' Compensation

Education:
Oklahoma City University, Juris Doctor 1991
- Summa Cum Laude
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

University of Central Oklahoma, BA in Urban Affairs 1984
- Student Government President
- Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Accomplishments/Awards:
American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts, Evidence, Criminal Law, and Property
Education
  • Oklahoma City University
    Juris Doctor , 1991
    - Summa Cum Laude
    - Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • University of Central Oklahoma
    BA in Urban Affairs , 1984
    - Student Government President
    - Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Mike Moore

Litigation and Union Attorney

Born in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Mike is married to Linda and they have a son named Michael and a daughter named Sarah who is married and has a child. He has been with Lawter & Associates, PLLC for over 26 years and really enjoys his fellow employees at Lawter. Mike is a huge OU football fan that is happiest when OU beats Texas or OSU and he truly enjoys reading science fiction or historical literature.

Year Joined the Firm:
1986

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury
Union Representation
Social Security Disability

Bar Memberships:
Oklahoma Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Chickasaw Bar Association
US District Court for Western District of Oklahoma
US District Court for Eastern District of Oklahoma
US District Court for Northern District of Oklahoma

Education:
University of Oklahoma, Juris Doctor 1974
University of Oklahoma, BA in History 1971
Member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Education
  • University of Oklahoma
    Juris Doctor , 1974
  • University of Oklahoma
    BA in History , 1971
    Member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Matthew Reinstein

Litigation Attorney

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Matthew is married to Angela and they have a five-year-old son named Joshua. Matthew has been with Lawter & Associates, PLLC for over 15 years. While he is an avid New York Giants football fan, Matthew also enjoys fishing and watching The World Cup. Matthew is grateful that his fellow employees are like family and that his job involves helping injured Oklahomans and people in need on a daily basis.

Year Joined the Firm:
1997

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury

Bar Memberships:
Oklahoma Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Chickasaw Bar Association
US District Court for Western District of Oklahoma
US District Court for Eastern District of Oklahoma
US District Court for Northern District of Oklahoma
American Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Oklahoma Association for Justice

Education:
University of Oklahoma, Juris Doctor 1996
Tulane University, BA in History
Member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Trial Lawyers Association

Accomplishments/Awards:
Board of Advocates Best Overall Speaker, Moot Court Competition
Education
  • University of Oklahoma
    Juris Doctor , 1996
  • Tulane University
    BA in History
    Member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity

Nathan Phillips

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Nathan has been with Lawter & Associates, PLLC for over 6 years. Nathan is a true San Francisco 49ers fan who enjoys going to Las Vegas for a little fun when he gets a chance. Nathan most enjoys interacting with clients in his position at Lawter and has handled a wide variety of legal cases including family, criminal and bankruptcies for both our Oklahoma City & Tulsa legal practice.

Year Joined the Firm:
2006

Areas of Practice:
Workers' Compensation

Bar Memberships:
Oklahoma Bar Association

Education:
University of Oklahoma, US District Court for Western District of Oklahoma Juris Doctor 2002
Oklahoma State University, BS in Political Science 1998
- President's Honor Roll
- Dean's Honor Roll
Education
  • University of Oklahoma
    US District Court for Western District of Oklahoma Juris Doctor , 2002
  • Oklahoma State University
    BS in Political Science , 1998
    - President's Honor Roll
    - Dean's Honor Roll
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