General County Information

County Seat: Vinita

More than 120,000 people live within a 30-mile radius. Vinita is within 60 miles of Tulsa and Joplin, within 200 miles of Oklahoma City and Kansas City, and within 300 miles of Dallas and St. Louis. Vinita offers the charm of a small town while meeting the needs of international industries. Local, national, and international companies call Vinita home. Because of steady, stable, and dependable workforce, industrial employers have found Vinita to be an excellent location for their manufacturing plants.

State District Court Information
Favorability to Defendant: 3
Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

State Court Judges:
Harry Wyatt

Good judges in a good district. ***[Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

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Notable Verdicts

Morelaw is a free reporting service that plaintiff and defense lawyers use. So, it is not necessarily a representative cross-section of verdicts. In our opinion, the plaintiff's bar reports favorable outcomes more frequently than the defense bar reports favorable outcomes.


Date: 10/17/2014

Case Style: Jennifer Davids and Richard Shane Davis v. Lauren Larae Roy

Judge: Mary Fitzgerald

Outcome: Settlement agreement for $55,000.00

Description: Auto negligence

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Date: 01/31/2012

Case Style: Calvin Wilkins v. Faye J. Whiting, M.D.

Judge: Daman H. Cantrell

Outcome: Settled

Description: Medical negligence


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Date: 5/29/10

Case Style: Johnna and Lonnie Kelley v Craig County
Judge: Dwayne Steidley
Outcome: Judgment for Plaintiffs for $38,334.92
Description: compensation theory

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 5.0%
December 2015: 4.4%
December 2014: 4.6%
December 2013: 6.2%
December 2012: 6.3%
December 2011: 6.1%
December 2010: 6.5%

Major Employers:
This community is so small that we have been unable to determine major industry and employers.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 6,727

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 18.2%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $38,876

State: 3,923,561
County: 14,744