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Montgomery L. Lair

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Monty is a trial lawyer with over twenty years of experience in all phases of litigation and trial. He focuses his practice on complex and catastrophic personal injury and preventable death cases. Monty places a strong emphasis on client communication and teamwork with other firm members to secure the best results for his clients. His disciplined approach has resulted in numerous successful trials and settlements in various types of complex civil cases such as dangerous or defective products, commercial truck collisions, medical negligence, and injury or death occurring at the worksite or due to unsafe and dangerous premises.

Monty received the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest peer rating standard and signifies that a large number of Monty’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. While Monty applies his knowledge and skill to counsel and advise his clients, he never forgets that it is the client who is the boss and it is Monty’s job to help his client make the best, most informed decisions during what is often the most stressful and difficult time in the client’s life.

Monty is a member of the American, Oklahoma State, and Tulsa County Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Oklahoma Association of Justice. He is admitted to practice before the Oklahoma Bar and the three United States District Courts of Oklahoma and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

  • Bachelor of Arts Oklahoma Baptist University - University Shawnee, OK 1994
  • Juris Doctorate University of Tulsa College of Law - Graduate School Tulsa, OK 1997

Bar Admissions:

  • Oklahoma, 1997
  • American Bar Association
    American Bar Association
  • The Oklahoma Bar Association
    The Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
    Tulsa County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
    Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
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