Founding partner Michael Barkett was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The first in his family to graduate from college, Michael worked his way through the University of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma College of Law, graduating from OU Law in 1994. From there Mike began his legal career working for a top defense law firm in Oklahoma City, and his experience defending cases has provided Mike with a distinct advantage of understanding both sides of a case.
Mike now has over 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer specializing in representing victims of life-impacting accidents, medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and civil rights violations. Having tried over 75 cases to jury verdict, Mr. Barkett is known to take on tough cases and obtain incredible results for his clients. These include numerous 6 and 7 figure settlements and verdicts – including a $20 million unanimous jury verdict for the wrongful death of a 7-month-old infant.
Mr. Barkett brings to bear his experience, training, skill, and the heart of a warrior on behalf of each of his clients in every case he takes.
University of Oklahoma, B.A., Political Science, 1990
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., with distinction and the American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Practice, 1994
Among many accolades, Mr. Barkett has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2008; The Best of the Best Attorneys in Oklahoma every year since 2011; and America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award.
All Oklahoma State Courts
U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court