Personal Injury Lawyer Larry A. Tawwater
If you were hurt by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you need a legal advocate. Finding the right attorney is key.
Personal injury lawyer Larry A. Tawwater of Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC in Oklahoma City, OK, has been protecting the rights of victims for nearly five decades, helping many clients recover millions in compensation.
Read on to learn more about Mr. Tawwater...
Representing Oklahoma City Victims for Nearly Five Decades
Larry A. Tawwater of the Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC, in Oklahoma City has been a personal injury attorney since 1972. He has successfully represented clients in a wide range of personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Many of his cases involve defective products, explosions, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, automobile accidents, truck collisions, and wrongful conduct by insurance companies. As a personal injury lawyer at the Tawwater Law Firm, he has helped many of his clients recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, schedule a consultation with personal injury lawyer Larry A. Tawwater at our Oklahoma City, OK, location by contacting us online or calling us:
We are conveniently located at 14001 Quail Springs Parkway.
"I would recommend them."
This law firm is top notch, and I would recommend them on any personal injury lawsuit. They get the job done! Lisa B.
Educated in Oklahoma
Mr. Tawwater began his education at the University of Oklahoma. In 1969, he graduated with Honors and earned a place on the Dean's List. Mr. Tawwater went on to attend the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and he earned his J.D. in 1972.
Larry has also successfully handled class action suits, including one in which workers' compensation insurance companies in Oklahoma were forced to pay back over $30 million in premiums to approximately 25,000 Oklahoma employers, and another where a health insurance company was forced to pay back nearly $4 million - every penny it had overcharged its insured's - through a co-pay scam. He has also successfully handled mass tort cases, such as the breast implant litigation, in which he and the firm represented over 800 women.
In recognition of his accomplishments in the courtroom, Larry has been admitted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers and The American Board of Trial Advocates. These organizations invite only the top trial lawyers in the country to become members. Larry is also listed in the book, The Best Lawyers in America. He has an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, reflecting the highest rating for skill and ethics. He is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar List of Preeminent Lawyers. Larry is a past president of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association and currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the nations' largest trial lawyer organization.
In addition to his appointments by Governors of Oklahoma, he has been appointed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to help revise the Court's own rules. He is currently appointed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to serve on the Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instruction Committee which has the responsibility of drafting jury instructions for use in civil trials in Oklahoma.
Larry has lectured extensively, presenting over 30 papers on trial practice to various lawyer groups and speaking frequently at law schools. His efforts have been recognized by the Oklahoma Bar Association, which awarded him the Earl Sneed Continuing Legal Education Award. He has also appeared frequently before civic groups to speak to the public about the importance our system of justice.
Protecting Consumers' Rights
For 20 years, Larry has been actively involved in lobbying on behalf of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association on issues of importance to consumers. He has worked for the passage of legislation protecting consumer rights, including the HMO Accountability Act which gives members the right to sue their HMO. He has also worked successfully against legislative attempts to limit consumers' access to justice, particularly opposing efforts by big business to gain an unfair advantage over consumers in the courts.
Improving our Justice System and Making it Accessible to Those in Need
In addition to his litigation practice, Larry has been active in efforts to strengthen the civil justice system and ensure individuals' access to the courts. Among these efforts has been his work on the committee that rewrote the Oklahoma Pleading Code, the set of statutes that prescribe the rules for bringing litigation in Oklahoma. Additionally, he was actively involved in drafting and lobbying for numerous Oklahoma statutes dealing with the rules for litigation in Oklahoma.
For example, he helped draft the Oklahoma Judgment and Appeals Act (which sets out the rules for filing appeals), lobbied for the passage of the Oklahoma Discovery Code (which sets out the rules for formal pretrial investigation), and drafted revisions to the Pleading Code, the Discovery Code and the Evidence Code (which sets out the rules for determining what evidence is admissible in trials).
Through the years, he has also helped draft committee commentary to many Oklahoma statutes. The courts and practitioners look to the commentaries to better understand and correctly interpret statutes. Larry has also published papers and taught lawyers and judges about these statutes.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Medical Negligence
- Aircraft Accidents
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Oklahoma, 1972:
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
- U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1973
- University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, 1972 - J.D.; Honors: Dean's List
- University of Oklahoma, 1969 - B.A.; Honors: Dean's List; Major: Journalism
Honors and Awards
- Oklahoma Bar Association Earl Sneed CLE Award, 1984
- Oklahoma Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award, 1995
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Oklahoma Bar Association, 1985 - Former Chairman, Civil Procedure Committee
- Oklahoma Bar Association, 1990 to 1993 - Former Chairman, Civil Procedure Committee
- Oklahoma Bar Association, 1991 to 1992 - House of Delegates
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- President-Elect, 2014-2015
- Vice-President, 2013-2014
- Secretary, 2012-2013
- Treasurer, 2011-2012
- Parliamentarian, 2010-2011
- Board of Governors
- International Society of Barristers
- Oklahoma Association for Justice, 1982 - Former President
- Oklahoma Association for Justice - Presidential Member
- American Inns of Court - Master
- ABOTA - Advocate
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Best Lawyers in America
- Phi Delta Phi
- Lambda Chi Alpha
- Omicron Delta Kappa