Quality. Integrity. Excellence.

Quality. Integrity. Excellence.

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well I’ve been in the courtrooms now for

about 50 years in some capacity either

as a lawyer or a federal judge and when

I was on the federal bench bill I talked

to every jury after the trial for an

hour or two hours about what they

thought was important what they thought

a lawyer should do in the courtroom what

they thought the judge should do in the

courtroom and the number one answer to

that is candor

I mean if your case has got a problem

don’t try to cover it up deal with it if

you’re candid with a jury and honest

with a jury and they know you’re sincere

then they’re going to do the right thing

for you

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the length of time that I’ve been in the

practice

uh the fact that we’re involved in the

community

we know what the community needs are but

I think that just the everyday

experience of dealing with clients being

in the courtroom trying cases my

experience on the federal bench gives me

a perspective that most lawyers don’t

have when they’re in the courtroom so

the 50-year career

and all the different aspects of my

career in the legal profession I think

is what

prepares me to be in a courtroom and

doing a very effective job

Michael Burrage

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D.
  • University of Norman
    • B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2004