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Effective Evaluation And Litigation Of Complex Legal Issues

All plaintiffs’ claims are subject to complicating factors that can lead to more extensive litigation than anticipated. However, some are obviously complex by nature from the start. Examples include claims against educational institutions, health care organizations, Native American tribal governments and other types of government bodies or agencies. Our experience has included complex cases involving:

  • Large commercial and business entities
  • Governmental entities, such as the State of Oklahoma and the State of Washington
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Various tribal sovereignties
  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • Qui Tam and class actions

At Whitten Burrage, our team regularly evaluates and strategizes the most effective methods of approaching complex legal cases. Our attorneys have prevailed on behalf of clients in numerous cases resulting in settlements and verdicts of at least $1 million.

Varieties Of Complex Litigation

Our litigation team is well-equipped to recommend and implement litigation strategies for unusually detailed cases, including:

  • Class actions and mass torts
  • Environmentally-focused cases
  • High-profile employment discrimination and civil rights cases
  • Catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases
  • Antitrust and securities litigation
  • Cases involving federal and/or multiple-state jurisdictions

Attorneys at Whitten Burrage represented the Choctaw Nation, Chickasaw Nation and Cherokee Nation tribes in the first-in-the-nation opioid litigation. This complex case resulted in favorable settlements for the plaintiffs to be paid by liable opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies.

Discuss Pending Or Potential Complex Litigation With Recognized Attorneys

We have built our reputation in complex litigation through many successful outcomes over the years. Attorneys at other law firms throughout Oklahoma and nationwide often turn to our firm for referrals or to propose co-counsel arrangements in complex litigation. We invite inquiries from plaintiffs or lawyers who are interested in consulting with our team about any legal matter such as a class action suit, a challenging injury claim or high-stakes business or commercial litigation.

To reach us in Oklahoma City, call 888-801-8682 or send a brief message and get the dialogue started.

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you know I’m not going to say every case

is complex it’s not but I would say the

better part of our litigation is complex

a lot of our cases are referred to us by

other lawyers

and their cases that the other lawyers

tried to handle and ran into roadblocks

a lot of our complex cases have huge

amounts of documents sometimes we spend

an enormous amount of money having to

put millions of documents into an

electronic database where they can be

cert word searched on the computer I

mean we handle the case against

Sandridge which was a Securities

Securities derivative case that case

went on for several years it ended up

settling I think it’s the largest

Securities derivative case in the state

of Oklahoma we represented the choctaws

and chickasaws against the federal

government because their lands were

taken and and they they were supposed to

be a trustee and treat the tribes fairly

that went right up to the courthouse

steps after a long battle that was a

very complex case we went all over the

country taking depositions and again it

had millions of documents in it that was

186 million dollar settlement the

largest of its kind I understand

we’ve done Medical Products liability

cases I used to be General I used to be

Regional counsel for Biomet which was a

company that made artificial hips and

knees and those are very complex cases

now I’m on the other side now I I handle

Medical Products cases on behalf of the

plaintiffs we just recently handled the

case involving a

diabetes insulin pump that failed and we

believe it killed our client so we get a

wide range of products that we handle

but virtually all of our cases are

complex in the sense that they have a

large number of documents they often

have a large number of complex legal

issues and that’s where it helps to have

some of these young lawyers who are

extremely gifted in legal research and

writing you can’t just know the facts

you’ve also got to know the law and then

you’ve got to be able to present it to

both the judge and the jury in a way

that they not only understand but they

approve of