Michael W. Brewer

Michael W. Brewer

Shareholder/Director
Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone:
405-605-9000
Fax:
405-605-9010
Email:

Mr. Brewer is a founding member of the law firm of Hiltgen & Brewer practicing in the areas of business litigation, personal injury, product liability, employment law, transportation and insurance defense. He is AV Preeminent. He is the Author of "Workers' Compensation: Erosion of the Exclusive Remedy Provisions" University of Oklahoma Law Review, 1985. Mr. Brewer is also a frequent contributor and speaker at locally and nationally sponsored seminars

Areas of Practice

  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Products Liability Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Construction Defects Law
  • Bad Faith Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1986
  • The Chickasaw Nation Bar Association, 2015
  • Choctaw Tribal Court, 2016
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2017

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Dean's List; Regents Scholar; American Jurisprudence Award in Antitrust Law
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
    • Bachelor of Science - 1982
    • Honors: Dean's List; Tau Beta Pi
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Published Works

  • OBA/CLE Form Book, Chapter on Taking Depositions, 1995, 2001, 2005 & 2010 editions
  • I Want One of Those!: Experts in A Bad Faith Case-Everyone Needs One, Or Do They?, Oklahoma Bar Association Journal, Vol. 79, No. 20, p. 1773, 2008
  • Workers' Compensation: Erosion of Exclusive Remedy Provisions, University of Oklahoma Law Review, Fall, Vol. 38, No. 3, 1985

Classes/Seminars

  • The Evolution of the Practice of Law; Panelist, OADC Annual Meeting, Four Seasons Las Colinas, June 2016
  • The Ultimate Inner Badger For Countering the Reptile, October 2015, OADC/TADC Red River Shootout CLE, Westin , Stonebriar, Frisco Texas
  • Unleashing Your Inner Badger – Counteracting the Reptile Strategy, June 2015, OADC Summer Meeting, Gaylord Texan, Grapevine TX
  • Ethics in Discovery, OCBA, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2012
  • Proof of Defect Using Circumstantial Evidence, DRI Product Liability Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 2007
  • Technology Committee Business Meeting, Update on New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, DRI Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October, 2006
  • Unturned Stones Cost Effective Yet Risk Averse Strategies to Prevent Inadvertent Production, DRI E-Discovery Seminar, May, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
  • Employment Law from A to Z in Oklahoma: The Interaction Between the ADA and Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Claims, Loman Education Services, 2005
  • Civil Law with Forms, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2005
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law, Sterling Education Services, 2003
  • Damages in Oklahoma Civil Trial Practice, National Business Institute, 2003
  • E-Discovery, DRI Product Liability Technology SLG, 2003
  • Conducting An Effective Cross-Examination in Oklahoma, Lorman Education Services, 2003
  • Successful Deposition and Trial Testimony, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2002
  • Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Oklahoma, National Business Institute, 2002
  • Civil Law with Forms, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2001
  • Discovery of Electronic Evidence, SLG Defense Research Institute, 2001
  • Oklahoma Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation, Lorman Education Services, 1999
  • Effective Discovery and Winning Motion Practice in Civil Cases: Written Discovery and Medical Advice, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1999
  • Computer Technology For Attorneys, SLG Defense Research Institute, 1998
  • Legal Practice in Oklahoma: Taking Your First Deposition, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1991 - 1998
  • Premises Liability: Preparation and Trial of a Difficult Case in Oklahoma, National Business Institute, 1997
  • Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Oklahoma: Strategies and Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, 1997
  • Insurance Law: Third Party Coverage in Oklahoma, National Business Institute, 1996
  • Paralegals and the Litigation Team in Oklahoma, Institute for Paralegal Education, 1995
  • Oklahoma Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation, Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • Effective Discovery and Winning Motion Practice in Civil Cases: Written Discovery and Medical Advice, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2000
  • Computer Technology For Attorneys, SLG Defense Research Institute, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • OADC outstanding Defense Lawyer of The Year, 2007
  • DRI Leadership Award, 2006
  • DRI Exceptional Performance Award, 2005 - 2006
  • OADC Leadership Award, 2005
  • DRI State Leadership Award, 2004
  • AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, 1996 - 2016
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2016
  • Judge Geary L. Walke Briefcase Award from the Oklahoma County Bar , 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member, 1986 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Chair of The Insurance Roundtable, 2010, Insurance Law Committee
  • FDCC, State Representative & Membership Development Committee
  • Oklahoma State Bar Association, Member, Insurance Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Litigation, Tort, Employment & Labor Relations, Trial & Insurance
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, President, 2005
  • Defense Research Institute, Technology, Employment Law, Product Liability, Diversity Committees
  • Defense Research Institute, Technology Committee Chair, 2005 - 2006
  • Early Neutral Evaluation Panel for the Western District, Member
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Member
  • Federation of Defense and Insurance Counsel, Member
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Director, 1995 - 1998
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Director, 1988 - 1991
  • William J. Holloway Jr. American Inns of Court CV, Barrister, 1993 - 1996
  • National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, Oklahoma State Representative, 2004 - 2007
  • Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Steering Committee
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Chairman, Fee Grievance and Ethics Committee, 2005 - 2010
  • Oklahoma State Representative, 2001 - 2003
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Vice President, 2017 - 2018
  • President Elect of Oklahoma County Bar Association

Ancillary Businesses

  • Arbitration Forum, Oklahoma City, Arbitration Panel Member
  • Mediation Services

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega