J. Michael Medina
Firm: Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers
Address: 124 East Fourth Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
Membership: Hispanic National Bar Association; American Academy of Appellate Lawyers; American Bar Association.
University: Southwestern College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1972, University of Oklahoma, J.D., with special distinction, 1975
Admitted: 1975, Oklahoma; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, Eleventh, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
Biography: Phi Delta Phi; Pi Gamma Mu; Order of the Coif. Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1973-1975. Author: "Pitfalls in Oklahoma Appellate Practice," 57 Okla. B.J. 741 (1986); Co-Author: "Take or Litigate: Enforcing the Plain Meaning of the Take-or-Pay Clause in Natural Gas Contracts," 40 Ark. L. Rev. 185 (1987); "The Take-or-Pay Wars: A Further Status Report," 41 Okla. L. Rev. 381 (1988); "Discretionary Review in the Oklahoma Supreme Court: A Practical Guide to the Court's Certiorari Jurisdiction," 13 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 257 (1988); "Ethical Concerns in Civil Appellate Practice," 43 Sw. L.J. 677 (1989); "Economic Duress As A Means of Avoiding Settlement Agreements in Oklahoma," 15 Okla. City U.L. Rev. 255 (1990); "The Emergency Clause And The Referendum in Oklahoma: Current Status and Needed Reform," 43 Okla. L. Rev. 401 (1990); Co-Author, "Recent Developments and Suggested Reforms in Oklahoma Civil Appellate Procedure," 26 Tulsa L.J. 489 (1991); "The Take-or-Pay Wars: A Cautionary Analysis for the Future," 27 Tulsa L.J. 897 (1991); "The Bible Annotated: Use of the Bible in Reported American Decisions," 12 N. Ill. L. Rev. 187 (1991); "The Interjurisdictional Certification of Questions of Law Experience: Federal, State and Oklahoma - Should Arkansas Follow?" 45 Ark. L. Rev. 99 (1992); "An Update on Pitfalls in Oklahoma Appellate Practice," 63 Okla. B.J. 897 (1992). Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, 1992-Current. Judge, Oklahoma Court of Appeals, Temporary Div. XIV, 1991-1993, Alternate Judge, Municipal Court, City of Tulsa, 1993-1997. Member, Oklahoma Supreme Court Committee to Assist in Revision of Rules of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and on Certiorari. Treasurer, Appellate Practice Section, 1991, Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1992, Chair-Elect, Appellate Practice Section, 1992-1993 and Chair, 1993-1994, Oklahoma Bar Association, Best Lawyers in America (2007-current); Oklahoma Super Lawyer (2007-Current); Top Lawyer (2010-Current).