Clark W. Crapster

Assistant: Freeda K. Ward

Location: Tulsa

P: 918.664.4612

F: 918.664.4133

Areas of Practice:

Legal Malpractice Defense, Appellate Practice, Insurance Litigation, Civil Rights and Governmental Liability, Employment litigation


Clark is a civil litigator who handles appeals as well as civil litigation at the trial court level in the areas of professional liability, business torts, commercial litigation, and employment litigation. He has represented individuals and entities in both the private and public sector. His experience in litigation has included early fact investigation as well as taking depositions of key witnesses to move cases toward favorable outcomes for clients. He has written and argued many successful summary judgment motions and handled appeals on a variety of issues in the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, the US Supreme Court, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Oral Argument Recordings

  • 2005 University of North Texas, B.A., cum laude
  • 2008 Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Texas Tech Law Review, Articles Editor
  • 2008 Oklahoma
  • Northern District
  • Eastern District
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • The Common Sense of Re-Creation: Why Texas Should Close the Door to Expert Testimony on But-For Causation in Litigation Malpractice, 40 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 151 (2007)
  • Caging the ‘Parret,’ But Scaring the Parents: Consequences and Remaining Problems in the Employee’s Tort Action for Injuries in the Workplace in Light of the Legislature’s Recent Abolishment of the Substantial Certainty Test, 82 O.B.A.J. 341 (No. 5, Feb. 12, 2011)
  • Debatable or Not Debatable: A Clearer Test of Qualified Immunity, 88 O.B.A.J. 975 (No. 14, May. 20, 2017)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel

  • 2017 Oklahoma Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine

  • Presented at Litigation CLE programs

Representative Briefing
  • Young v. City of Idabel, 10th Circuit, No. 16-7018, Appellee’s Response Brief
  • Aldaba v. Pickens, et. al., 10th Circuit, No. 13-7035 Appellants’ Supplemental Brief Following Supreme Court’s Order Vacating and Remanding to 10th Circuit
  • Adair v. City of Muskogee, 10th Circuit, No. 15-7067, Appellee’s Response Brief
  • Caging the Parret but Scaring the Parents, Consequences and Remaining Problems
  • The Common Sense of Re-Creation: Why Texas should close the door to expert testimony
  • Debatable or Not Debatable: A Clearer Test of Qualified Immunity