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McKenna & McKenna

Tulsa Law Firm, Insurance Defense and Commercial Litigation
(918) 935-2085

About McKenna & McKenna

McKenna & McKenna focuses on insurance defense of every type and complex commercial litigation cases from commencement, through mediation, trial, and appeal. Our practice areas include civil litigation, corporate and commercial law. It is our firm’s policy that our clients, and witnesses who testify on their behalf, be thoroughly and completely prepared for their depositions because a clear understanding of the process, its procedures, and the issues is essential to a favorable resolution.

McKenna & McKenna’s attorneys have extensive experience in diverse practice areas. We are a full-service law firm with professionals who handle nearly all facets of the law with the resources, knowledge, and experience to administer complex legal matters. Whether the legal issue with which you are confronted is large or small, complex, or simple, we can efficiently help you tackle the situation. Our firm uses the latest technology to provide clients the most efficient results while reducing overall legal fees and costs.

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McKenna & McKenna is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer-review rating a law firm can receive for legal knowledge and ethical practices and is recognized by Best Law Firms, a U.S. News & World Report publication, as a leading regional law firm. Our lawyers are consistently ranked as Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Our focus is each client’s specific legal goals; thus, McKenna & McKenna’s primary objective is to meet and exceed your needs as a client by providing unsurpassed legal services and results.

Complex litigation is the primary focus of McKenna & McKenna. Our lawyers are active in state, federal, and administrative trial and appellate court matters throughout the region. Our lawyers have extensive litigation experience in all facets of the law in state agencies, state and federal trial and appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition to in-court litigation, McKenna & McKenna lawyers also participate in arbitrations, mediations, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.

McKenna & McKenna has successfully represented clients in class actions. Although we are not a large law firm, we staff large cases with the appropriate “mix” of associates, senior partners, and support personnel. Our firm is committed to using computer technology to lower the cost of managing cases involving massive document production.

Our primary concerns are positive results and cost effectiveness. We achieve both with careful project planning, efficient budgeting, and cooperative client relationships.

Although we are recognized for our expertise in litigation, our law firm recognizes that success for our clients is not always achieved at the courthouse. We promote mediation and early settlement when practical and beneficial to our clients’ needs.

McKenna & McKenna recognizes the importance of lawsuit prevention and management. Our firm takes an active role in advising and assisting our clients in litigation prevention. We regularly sponsor client seminars designed to avoid or minimize the likelihood of lawsuits in all of our practice areas.

Our Recent Successes Include:

  • Defended a multinational insurer against bad faith claims by an insured who claimed damages based on an allegedly improper workers’ compensation premium audit.
  • Defended claims against a national not-for-profit agricultural organization for negligence, breach of contract, copyright infringement, and defamation.
  • Obtained judgment for minority shareholders of a significant private corporation for claims based on majority shareholder breaches of fiduciary duties and refusals to distribute retained earnings.
  • Defended a well-respected member of the national music industry against claims involving copyright and fraudulent transfer issues.
  • Defended a regional health club with numerous facilities against class-action claims alleging breach of the Federal Anti-Faxing statute.
  • Defended attorneys alleged to have participated in a Ponzi scheme involving multi-district litigation (MDL) class actions
  • Defended class action against real estate management company accused of improper fee collection practices
  • Retained as local counsel by international oil companies sued in federal court.
  • Defended a shareholder derivative action claiming abuse of fiduciary responsibilities in the management of the organization.
  • Defended a national supplier of roofing materials against breach of warranty claims in connection with a public works project claimed to have been so poorly handled as to render a municipal building unusable.
  • Defended a construction management firm against claims of professional negligence in a renovation project commissioned by a major national retailer.
  • Defended a security firm working at a munitions plant against claims of dereliction of duty and insubordination.
  • Defended a national contractor against allegations that a renovation project at a national retail store presented latent defects causing severe personal injury.
  • Brought claims of an owner of numerous health club facilities against a general contractor who failed to pay subcontractors and who failed to complete project on time.
  • Defended a national independent adjuster against a claim of negligence that resulted in a bad faith judgment against the insurer.
  • Defended a hospital against claims that it wrongfully terminated an employee based on her gender and as retaliation for a workers’ compensation claim.
  • Obtained dismissal of a claim against a national conglomerate of automobile dealerships for negligent repair of a flood damaged vehicle.
  • Defended a large automobile dealership against claims brought by former employees for sexual harassment and construction discharge.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of an independent insurance agent against an insurer’s claim to be indemnified against property damage benefits related to the presence of mold in the insured’s building.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of an independent insurance agent against a failure to procure requested commercial insurance.
  • Obtained dismissal of an independent insurance agent based on the argument that the allegations against the agency were fraudulent so as to defeat diversity distinction.
  • Obtained dismissal of an independent insurance agent without payment of indemnity against claims by an insured of a failure to procure commercial insurance.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a federal court for a major flooring and carpet retailer against claims of religious discrimination and constructive discharge.
  • Obtained dismissal of an independent insurance agent against a claim of failure to procure sufficient amounts of homeowner’s insurance.
  • Obtained summary judgment on a bad faith claim in federal court for alleged failure to pay workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court against a claim for breach of warranty related to water delivery systems in poultry industry.
  • Obtained dismissals with prejudice of numerous claims asserted against insurance agents and brokers for a major insurer related to alleged failure to procure.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a declaratory judgment action on behalf of an international insurer in federal court to resolve complex coverage issues involving viatical settlements.
  • Represented a major healthcare insurer providing numerous coverage opinions involving pending and impending medical and nursing home malpractice claims.
  • Defended an oil well operator claimed to have negligently injured a floor hand who suffered permanent and disfiguring injuries.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a real estate broker alleged to have failed to comply with residential defect disclosures.
  • Regularly defend lawsuits brought against insurance agents where negligence is alleged.
  • Obtained a dismissal as a matter of law of insurance agency claimed to have attempted wrongful repossession of vehicles with force-placed insurance.
  • Defended attorney against class action claims brought in connection with alleged Ponzi scheme activities of a company for which he served as an outside director.
  • Defended a national architectural firm against claims of professional negligence.
  • Defended a nationwide trucking company against numerous claims that its drivers had negligently operated tractor-trailer trucks causing injuries to third parties.
  • Defended an interstate motor carrier and its insurer in a bad faith claim for claimed underpayment of worker’s compensation benefits.
  • Defense of several lawsuits against regional motor carriers involved in injury accidents where negligence was alleged.
  • After four trials and appeals, successfully defended a large bail bonding agency against regulatory efforts to revoke licensure.
  • After trial and appeal, successfully defended a bondsman against disciplinary proceedings.

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