C. Michael Copeland


Michael has been with the firm since being admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1988, and was named a partner in 1995. Mr. Copeland concentrates in a number of practice areas, including complex and class action litigation, commercial and general civil litigation, securities litigation, construction, products liability, and intellectual property matters.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Finance in 1985 and a Law Degree with Honors from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1988 where he was also a member of the Oklahoma Law Review. Mr. Copeland is a member of the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and Tulsa County Bar Association.

Mr. Copeland is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating. He has tried cases in many county district courts and all federal courts within Oklahoma. Mr. Copeland has tried cases ranging from commercial disputes to complex products liability defense. Mr. Copeland also has represented clients in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association including construction matters, patent license matters and other commercial disputes. Additionally, Mr. Copeland has represented clients in merger and acquisition transactions including representation of the seller to a publicly held corporation as well as buyers and sellers in private transactions.


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