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Brad Smith

Assistant: Sandy Shreder Location: Tulsa P: 918.664.4622 F: 918.664.4133 mbs@steidley-neal.com
Areas of Practice:

Civil Rights, Employment Law, and Municipal Law. 

Biography

Brad was born in Oklahoma City but grew up in Tulsa. He is a graduate of Will Rogers High School and the University of Tulsa where he received his degree in Rhetoric and Writing and ultimately his J.D in 1977. His legal career has centered on the defense of general civil litigation and insurance matters, including coverage opinions, coverage litigation, and the defense of bad faith claims.

Brad’s interest in writing led him to develop an emphasis in appellate practice, motion practice and general legal research and writing. Brad is the author of Oklahoma Automobile Insurance Law and Practice, a 600-page treatise covering general insurance principles, liability insurance, uninsured motorist coverage, etc. He has been lead appellate counsel on dozens of state and federal appeals, presenting oral arguments when needed. He maintains an AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Brad and his wife Sue spend many hours entertaining their three grandkids and helping with family and church. His activities include being a leader in youth group (still playing dodge ball) and Boy Scouts while still pursuing his hobby of Amateur Radio.

  • 1977, Oklahoma

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • Thurston v State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2020 OK 105, 478 P.3d 415
  • Chicoine v Saint Francis Hospital, 2018 OK CIV APP 16, 414 P.3d 383
  • Allen v IM Solutions, 83 F.Supp.3d 1196 (ED Ok., 2015)
  • Allen v IM Solutions, 94 F.Supp.3d 1216 (ED Ok., 2015)
  • Burleson v. St. Francis Hospital, 2004 OK CIV APP 60. 95 P. 3d 195 
  • Roberson v. Painewebber, Inc., 2003 OK CIV APP 100, 81 P. 3d 688 
  • Eck v. Parke, Davis, 256 F. 3d 1013 (10th Cir., 2001)
  • Lee v. Phillips & Lomax Agency, Inc., 2000 OK 65, 11 P.3d 632
  • Quantrill v. Warren, 2000 OK CIV APP 23, 998 P.2d 644
  • Sturgeon v. Retherford Publications, Inc., 1999 OK CIV APP 78, 987 P.2d 1218
  • Rhea v. Southwest Cupid, 1998 OK CIV APP 97, 969 P.2d 1000
  • Green Bay Packaging, Inc. v. Preferred Packaging, Inc., 1996 OK 121, 932 P.2d 1091
  • Medlin v. Texaco, Inc., 1996 OK CIV APP 96, 926 P.2d 804 
  • McKenzie v. Renberg’s, Inc., 94 F.3d 151 (10th Cir., 1996)
  • Pacificare of Oklahoma, Inc. v. Burrage, 59 F.3d 151 (10th Cir. 1995) 
  • Schacter v Pacificare of Oklahoma, Inc., 923 F.Supp. 1448 (ND Ok., 1995)
  • Assalone v. Hartford Acc. & Indem, Co., 1994 OK CIV APP 64, 908 P.2d 812
  • Tuller v. Shallcross, 1994 OK 133, 886 P.2d 481 
  • Carney v. State Farm Mut. Auto, 1994 OK 72, 877 P.2d 1113 
  • Hildebrand v. Gray, 1993 OK CIV APP 182, 866 P.2d 447 
  • Johnson v. Johnson, 1993 OK CIV APP 28, 848 P.2d 72 
  • Railhead Freight Systems, Inc. v. United States Fire Ins. Co., 924 F.2d 994 (10th Cir. 1991) 
  • Travelers Ins. Companies v. Dickey, 1990 OK 109, 799 P.2d 625 
  • April v. City of Broken Arrow, 1989 OK 70, 775 P.2d 1347
  • Moses v. Haney, 1986 OK 62, 725 P.2d 866 
  • Ellington v. Coca Cola Bottling, 1986 OK 11, 717 P.2d 109 
  • Sisney v. Smalley, 1984 OK 70, 690 P.2d 1048 
  • Moses v. Hoebel, 1982 OK 26, 646 P.2d 601 
  • Berry v. Empire Indem. Ins. Co., 1981 OK 106, 634 P.2d 718 
  • Canadian Public School Dist. vs. McGraw-Edison, 1981 OK CIV APP 61, 634 P.2d 782
  • Boyles v. Oklahoma Natural Gas Co., 1980 OK 163, 619 P.2d 613 
  • David v. Pennwalt Corp., 1979 OK 44, 592 P.2d 980
  • University of Tulsa, Bachelor’s Degree
  • University of Tulsa College of Law Juris Doctorate