MICHAEL L. CARR 2017-12-11T22:11:18+00:00

MICHAEL L. CARR

Associate

MLC@czwlaw.com
405.524.2070

Michael L. Carr is an associate with Collins, Zorn & Wagner, P.C.  He joined the firm in 2017.  Mike has been a litigator in private practice since 1999. He has achieved an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubbell and was previously named by both Tulsa People and Oklahoma Magazine as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in Oklahoma.  Also, in 2016, Mike was elected by his peers to the list of Oklahoma Super Lawyers©.

Mike is a member of the Tulsa County, Oklahoma and Dallas Bar Associations, as well as the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Mike has published articles in national and local publication covering topics involving civil wiretapping actions in Federal Court, drug testing under Oklahoma State Law and liability for workplace accidents. Mike also frequently lectures to multiple groups of lawyers and business managers regarding a wide variety of employment law, litigation and medical malpractice issues. Mike’s practice at this time focuses on defending governmental entities, private employers and law enforcement agencies in state and federal litigation of civil rights, employment and medical malpractice litigation.  With almost two decades of experience in litigation, Mike has tried many jury trials and is a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy at Stanford University in 2006. He has further presented oral arguments in many appellate matters in both the Oklahoma Supreme Court and in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • Muskogee Creek Nation Tribal Court
  • Osage Nation Tribal Court
  • Cherokee Nation Tribal Court

EDUCATION

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Juris Doctor with Distinction, 1999
  • University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (minor in History), 1996

HONORS & AWARDS

  • American Jurisprudence Awards in both Employment Law and Evidence
  • AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell since 2012
  • Super Lawyers© 2017
  • Super Lawyers© 2016

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Claims Litigation and Management Alliance (CLM)

PUBLISHED OPINIONS

  • Clinton v State ex rel, Logan County Election Board, 29 P.3d, 543 (Okla. 2001)
  • Whittenberg v Werner Enterprises, et al., 561. P.3d 1122, 1130-31 (10th Cir. 2009)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Speaker, “State and Federal Personnel Laws in Oklahoma”; Lorman Education Services
  • Speaker, “Employment Law from A to Z”; Lorman Education Services
  • Speaker, “Evaluation of Medical Malpractice Litigation,” AIG
  • Speaker, “Evaluation of Medical Malpractice Litigation,” Zurich
  • Speaker, “Evaluation of Medical Malpractice Litigation,” American Physicians Insurance Company
  • Speaker, “Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case,” St. Paul Travelers
  • Speaker, “Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case,” AIG, New York
  • Speaker, “Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case,” AIG, Kansas City
  • Speaker, “Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case,” Swiss Re, Kansas City
  • Speaker, “Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case,” Zurich, Dallas
  • Speaker, “Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case,” American Physicians Insurance Company, Austin
  • Speaker, “Litigation Strategy & Avoiding Bad Faith Liability,” Northshore Insurance Company, Boston
  • Speaker, “Tort Reform”, Chartis Insurance, Dallas
  • Speaker, “Tort Reform”, American Physicians Insurance Company, Austin
  • Speaker, “Death, Carnage and the Pursuit of Happiness,” Chief Litigation Summit, MasterClass
  • Speaker, “Litigation Strategy & Avoiding Bad Faith Liability,” Managed Care Risk Association, Napa