James K. Secrest, II
Secrest, Hill, Butler & Secrest, P.C.
7134 South Yale, Suite 900
Tulsa, OK 74136
Since 1977, Jim’s practice has been concentrated in the defense of civil litigation matters in not only general liability but also products liability, environmental and insurance law, aviation law, and professional liability for hospitals, physicians, nurses, accountants, architects and engineers.
Immediately after obtaining his law degree from the University of Tulsa in 1972, Jim began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force. The vast majority of his four year tour was spent serving as a General Courts-Martial Prosecutor in the Trial Judiciary. Upon discharge, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Tulsa County, Oklahoma for one year.
He is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa County Bar Association, Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, and a Charter Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and The American Inns of Court. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts within the State of Oklahoma, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
- University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- J.D. – 1972
- University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- B.S. – 1969
- Major: Business Administration
- Oklahoma, 1972
- U.S. District Court Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma, 1972
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1972
At Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, we have more than 30 years of experience and a superior track record in defending products liability cases in Oklahoma. We have the technical expertise and experience necessary to negotiate favorable settlements, or if need be, go to trial.
Our clients include domestic and foreign corporations, as well as designers, manufacturers and suppliers of diverse products. We have defended many products liability matters, including cases involving:
- Breast implants
- Child safety restraints
- Aircraft defects
- Tire defects
- Defective seatbelts
- SUV rollovers
Products liability is one of the most sensitive legal areas we handle. Our lawyers have significant experience defending and protecting clients in these cases throughout Oklahoma. Products liability claims frequently present adverse publicity risks and product recalls. With such sensitive matters, we pride ourselves with extreme professionalism, patience and a very modern approach to litigation. Our attorneys stay abreast of technological advancements and frequent changes in the law associated with strict liability and tort liability exposure.
We are committed to providing personalized service to our clients, always keeping them informed of the status of their cases. Communication is a critical factor between the firm and our clients. Our attorneys focus on a personal dialogue that ensures the client is involved in the legal process.
We perform timely, productive and meaningful discovery. Through such discovery, we seek to bring legal matters to an early resolution if possible and if not, thoroughly and aggressively prepare them for successful resolution at trial. Our goal at Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest is to work with you to achieve the outcome you desire and a successful, fair trial in an Oklahoma courtroom.