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Steven E. Holden
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P: 214-745-8888
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F. 918-295-8889
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Steven E. Holden

Steve Holden received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State University in 1977.  He later earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1981.  Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Holden did a two-year "tour" in the public defender's office where the cases were tough, fast paced, and unpredictable.  The remainder of his years of practice have been dedicated to general civil litigation.  He has been a trial lawyer in Tulsa for the last 32 years.  Mr. Holden has achieved an "AV-Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded in terms of skill, integrity, and ethics.  He has tried over 260 jury trials with in excess of 90% of his civil cases concluding successfully. He focuses on medical malpractice, trucking, employment law, product liability, construction, mass tort litigation, insurance litigation, negligence, transportation, business litigation, class action, medical device litigation, general casualty litigation, coverage issues, bad faith litigation, personal injury, toxic torts, nursing homes and first party claims.

Mr. Holden has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on litigation and continues to lecture in areas involving litigation management and litigation avoidance.  He has lectured on Wall Street on alternative dispute resolution and was a featured speaker in a nationwide teleconference seminar for AIG Technical Services entitled, "Dorough v. Bell Avenue Nursing Home: How to Evaluate and Try the Tough Nursing Home Cases," which addressed risk management and evaluation.  Mr. Holden was also a featured speaker in a nationally broadcast seminar recently conducted by direct satellite link to all AIG regional offices to teach evaluation of the critical factors to stem the tide of multi-million dollar plaintiff verdicts that are occurring throughout the country.

Mr. Holden is a member of the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, and American Bar Associations (member, American Bar sections on Tort and Insurance Practice Law, Litigation), Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), and Defense Research Institute (DRI).  Mr. Holden is licensed to practice in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas.

 

  • Areas of Practice:

Medical Malpractice
Trucking
Employment Law
Product Liability
Mass Tort Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Negligence
Transportation
Business Litigation
Class Action
Medical Device Litigation
General Casualty Litigation
Coverage Issues
Bad Faith Litigation
Personal Injuries
Toxic Torts
Nursing Homes
First Party Claims
Financial Transactions

  • Bar Admissions:

Texas, 2010
Oklahoma, 1982
Missouri, 1981
Arkansas, 2009
Kansas, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1985
U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1985
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1985
U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1985
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2010
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2010

  • Education:

University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1981, Juris Doctor
Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, 1977, Bachelor of Science

  • Classes/Seminars Taught:

Speaker, “Litigation Strategy & Avoiding Bad Faith Liability,” Managed Care Risk Association, Napa, 2011

Speaker, "Death, Carnage and the Pursuit of Happiness," Chief Litigation Summit, Masterclass, 2010

Speaker, “Litigation Strategy & Avoiding Bad Faith Liability,” Northshore Insurance Company, Boston, 2010

Speaker, "Dorough v. Bell Avenue Nursing Home: How to Evaluate and Try the Tough Nursing Home Cases", AIG Technical Services

Featured Speaker, "Turning the Tide on Nursing Home Litigation", AIG

Speaker, "Top Guns Face Off: Trying An Auto Accident Case", Oklahoma Bar Association

Evaluation of Medical Malpractice Litigation, AIG - 3/31/06

Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case, St. Paul Travelers - 4/21/06

Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case, AIG Excess - 5/4/06

Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case, CNA - 6/1/06

Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case, Swiss Re - 11/9/06

Litigating a Dram Shop Liability Case, AIG - 11/10/06

  • Honors and Awards:

AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

  •  Professional Associations and Memberships:

Tulsa County Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
American Bar Association, Sections on Tort & Insurance Practice Law, Litigation
Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)

DALLAS

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OKC

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TULSA

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