ABOUT US

To provide to our clients the best possible representation through diligent preparation in the handling of all matters put before us while adhering to the truest ideals of honesty and ethics.

THE LAW FIRM OF BULLARD & ASSOCIATES, P.L.LC. WAS ESTABLISHED JUNE 1, 1992 AS AN INSURANCE DEFENSE FIRM. MR. BULLARD’S SOLE AREA OF PRACTICE IS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW AND HAS BEEN SO SINCE 1985.  MR. BULLARD’S PARTNERS INCLUDE H. LEE ENDICOTT. ASSOCIATES OF THE FIRM INCLUDE R. DALE KIMSEY, TERRI PHILLIPS, TESS M. BULLARD, LESLIE TERRY AND ANGIE ORTIZ.

THE FIRM IS LISTED IN THE 2015 EDITION OF THE A.M. BEST’S DIRECTORY OF RECOMMENDED INSURANCE ATTORNEYS AND ADJUSTERS AS WELL AS AV RATED BY MARTINDALE-HUBBELL.

Areas of Concentration and Practice

The firm’s practice focuses on the defense of worker compensation matters, including subrogation.

  • Workers’ Compensation Subrogation
  • Employment Law

Several members of the firm concentrate their practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation defense and appear regularly before both the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims and the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission.  Donald A. Bullard has focused exclusively in this area since 1985.  He has been a guest speaker on multiple occasions at the Oklahoma County and Oklahoma State Bar Associations, the National Business Institute and for various insurance carriers and self-insured companies.  He is an approved instructor by the Oklahoma Insurance Commission in the area of Workers’ Compensation and Ethics.  Mr. Bullard has tried thousands of cases in this area including representation of the insurer in matters of subrogation.  Mr. Endicott, Mr. Kimsey, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Phillips and Ms. Bullard also regularly speak at Workers’ Compensation seminars. All attorneys are members of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as the Workers’ Compensation Defense Council.

Attorneys

DONALD A. BULLARD, born Chickasha, Oklahoma, April 17, 1959; admitted to the Oklahoma bar and U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma in 1984; Admitted to the Eastern District of Oklahoma in 2017; Admitted to the Northern District of Oklahoma AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, U.S. Supreme Court and the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

EDUCATION:  Southwestern Oklahoma State University (B.S. 1981); University of Oklahoma (J.D. 1984).

MEMBER:  American Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, Tort and Insurance Practice Sections; Oklahoma Bar Association: Workers’ Compensation Section; Oklahoma County Bar Association; Human Relations Committee and Workers’ Compensation Sub-committee for the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce; Defense Research Institute; Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel: Legislative Committee; Oklahoma Coalition Of Manufacturers and Producers.

INSTRUCTOR:  Recent Seminars – “A Retrospective and Prospective Look at the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Reforms of 2014“ (2015) A Bridge Over Troubled Water” – Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation: 2014 Statutory Rules and Changes (2014);Lights, Camera, Action! Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation (2013); Navigating the Waters of Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation (2012); Three Ring Circus: Taming Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation (2011); Survival:  A Guide to Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation (2010); Advanced Issues in Ethics and Adjustment of the Oklahoma Worker’s Compensation Claim (2010); Improving Your Odds in Workers’ Compensation (2009); The Art of War:  Applied Principles in Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation (2008); Now What…? A Retrospective of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation reforms of 2005: What we know now, we didn’t know then (2007); 2006 Workers Compensation Rules Revision and Case Law Update (2006); Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation: A 2006 Update (2006); Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Claims Handling and the New Law: A Comprehensive Analysis of the 2005 Amendments to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Act and a Medical Insight into the Issues of Causation (2006); Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation: A 2004 Update (2004);  Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation: A 2003 Update (2003); An Overview of Workers’ Compensation Subrogation in Oklahoma, OBA/Workers’ Compensation Section, Advanced Issues in Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation, (2003); Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation: A 2001 Update (2001); Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation:  Major Changes in the Law Effecting Claims Handling & Reserving (2000).

LEE ENDICOTT, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 15, 1959; admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1984; U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1985; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1985; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 1985; U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1996; U.S. Supreme Court, 1997; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1997; AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

EDUCATION:  Oklahoma State University, (B.S. Business 1981); University of Oklahoma (J.D. 1984).

MEMBER:  Oklahoma Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors; Oklahoma County Bar Association: Board of Directors, Social Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Chairman and American Bar Association; Oklahoma County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (1990-91).

 

R. DALE KIMSEY, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 21, 1960; admitted to the Oklahoma bar and U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1986.

EDUCATION:  Oklahoma State University, (B.S. 1982); University of Oklahoma, (J.D. 1986).

MEMBER:  Oklahoma Bar Association: Workers’ Compensation Section; Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel; American Bar Association.

ANGELICA M. ORTIZ, born Monterrey, Mexico on April 11, 1982; admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 2011.

EDUCATION: Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain (2003 Philosophy); University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Arts in Letters 2005); Oklahoma City University School of Law (Juris Doctorate 2009); Oklahoma Academic All-State Scholarship and University of Oklahoma Regents Scholarship recipient.

MEMBER: Oklahoma Bar Association; SEC-Workers’ Compensation Section; Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity International.

TERRI PHILLIPS, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 28, 1981; admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 2007.

EDUCATION:  Oklahoma State University, (B.S. Business Administration Summa cum Laude); President’s Honor Roll; President’s Leadership Council; President’s Distinguished Scholar; National Dean’s List; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Golden Key International Honor Society.

University of Oklahoma College of Law(J.D. 2007); American Indian Law Review .

MEMBER:  Oklahoma Bar Association:  Worker’s Compensation Section; Oklahoma County Bar Association; Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel; Lawyers Helping Lawyers.

TESS M. BULLARD born in Chickasha, Oklahoma on January 22, 1990; admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 2015.

EDUCATION:  East Central University, (B.A. History Magna cum Laude); President’s Honor Roll; Dean’s List; Louis Hornbeak Honor Scholar; Alpha Chi Honor Society; Oklahoma City University School of Law(J.D. 2015).

MEMBER:  Oklahoma Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section; Oklahoma County Bar Association; Robert J. Turner American Inn of Court; Oklahoma Lawyers for Children; Chi Omega; Oklahoma City University School of Law Public Interest Law Group.

LESLIE J. TERRY, born St. Louis, Missouri on August 1, 1959; admitted to the Texas Bar May 5, 2003; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas 2004; Iowa Bar 2016; Oklahoma Bar 2018.

EDUCATION:  University of Texas (Bachelor of Arts in Government 1998); Texas Tech Law School (Juris Doctorate 2002); Certified Mediator (Manousso Mediation and Arbitration International Resource Center, 2013).

MEMBER: Oklahoma Bar Association; Oklahoma County Bar Association; Texas Bar Association; Iowa Bar Association.

Representative Clients

1st Staffing Group; AAA Insurance; AAR Corporation; ABC Supply; ABM Industries; Access Employer Resources; ACE USA/ESIS; Adecco; Aerotek; Albertson’s Stores & Distribution Center; Allegis Group; Allied Waste Systems; American Airlines; American Medical Response; Aramark; Arkin Pest Control; Arctic Slope Regional Corporation; ASU Risk Management; BBU; Best Buy; Brennetag; Broadspire; Cancer Treatment Centers; CCMSI; CF Industries; Chubb; Citgo; Claim Indemnity Services, Inc.; CompSource Oklahoma; Consolidated Benefits Resources, Inc.; CorVel Insurance; CPC Logistics; Cracker Barrel; CRC Evans Pipeline; Davey Tree; Deaconess Hospital; DOT Foods; Double D Foods; EJ Ardmore; Electric Insurance; EZ Corp; Farmers Insurance Group of Companies; Gallagher-Bassett Services; General Electric; Georgia Pacific; Gerdau Ameristeel; Grace Living Centers; Greatwide; Guarantee Insurance-Patriot Risk Services; HealthSmart Casualty Claims Solutions; Hitachi; Humana; International Management; JM Manufacturing; Johnson Controls; Johns Manville; Kelly Services; Kindred Healthcare; K-Mart; Kwikset, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Maxim Healthcare; McAlester Regional Health Center; Mercruiser/Mercury Marine; Mid America Steel & Wire; Mobile Risk; MV Transit; North American Risk Services; Oklahoma Department of Corrections; Oklahoma Department of Transportation; On Track Staffing; Perkins & Marie Callender’s; Personnel Staffing; Picerne Military Housing; Pier 1; Quad/Graphics; Rosen’s Diversified; Sears, Roebuck & Company; Secura Insurance; Sedgwick CMS; Select Group Staffing; Sentry Insurance;  Solo Cup; Staples; Swift Transportation; Tek Systems; Terex Corporation; Trailer Fleet; Travel Centers of America; Travelers Insurance; Trilliam; TSC Staffing; U-Haul; Unifirst; United Rentals; US Cellular; Valmont; Vaughan Foods; Westlake ACE Hardware; York Risk Services; Yuba Heat Transfer.

References

Mr. Dan Radke
Mercruiser/Mercury Marine
W5644 Rustic Lane
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 929-5235
Daniel.Radke@mercmarine.com

 Ms. Norma Brehm
Willis of Arizona
P16220 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 600
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 787-6239
Norma.Brehm@willis.com

Ms. Nancy Morrow
ESIS
P.O. Box 6563
Scranton, PA 18505
(501) 221-5408
Nancy.Morrow@ESIS.com

Ms. Vicki Van Syckle
The Hartford
Specialty Risk Services
5801 Tennyson Parkway, Ste. 400
Plano, TX  75027
(800) 677-1412 x41228
Vicki.VanSyckle@SRSconnect.com

Mr. William Baxter
HealthSmart Casualty Claims Solutions
P.O. Box 42048
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
(405)-607-4192
William.Baxter@smartcasualtyclaims.com

Additional references available upon request.

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