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MICHAEL E. ESMOND

Michael Esmond is an experienced trial attorney whose commercial litigation practice is concentrated in the areas of complex business tort and contract cases, and disputes involving commercial leases, construction projects, insurance coverage and fiduciary obligations. His experience covers all aspects of civil litigation — from initial investigations and pleading stages to appeals. He has successfully represented businesses and their owners, commercial landlords, homebuilders, trust beneficiaries, and charitable organizations in numerous cases in state and federal courts, administrative agency hearings, and arbitrations. Mike also serves as local counsel to national or out-of-state companies in civil lawsuits. His achievements as a trial lawyer have been recognized by his receipt of the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating and his inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers for business litigation.

 

Mike is also active in the Tulsa Community. He has been a leader of the Tulsa County Bar Association as a member of the Executive Committee and has served on the Tulsa County Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa (Class 39) and has served on the boards of several other non-profit organizations, including the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma and the Tulsa SPCA. 

 

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Esmond was an officer in the United States Air Force from 1995 to 2000. In law school, he was valedictorian of his graduating class, served as Managing Editor of the Tulsa Law Review and was awarded the Order of the Curule Chair, the Sellers and Bryant Oil & Gas Award, the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence, and CALI Awards for Civil Procedure I; Civil Procedure II; Evidence; Legal Reasoning, Authorities & Writing I; Basic Oil & Gas; Legal Drafting; and Bankruptcy.

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Litigation

  • Construction Litigation 

  • Fiduciary Litigation 

  • Insurance Coverage 

Education

  • B.B.A. in Management, University of Oklahoma 1994

  • M.B.A., Gonzaga University 2000

  • J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law (with highest honors) 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

  • Tulsa County Bar Association

Leadership, Awards, and Volunteer Activities

  • Rated AV Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings 

  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation,  2013 – 2015, 2017-2020

  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars
    Business Litigation, 2009 – 2012

  • Meritorious Service Medal, 2000
    Joint Service Commendation Medal, 1999
    Air Force Commendation Medal, 1997