Rogers
General County Information

County Seat: Claremore

Originally part of the Cherokee Nation, Rogers County was created at statehood, and named for Clem V. Rogers, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and father of famed Will Rogers. Claremore, the county seat, was named for the Osage Chief Clermont, killed during the Clermont Mound Massacre. It claims as its own such notables as singer Patti Page and astronaut Stuart Roosa. Lynn Riggs, author of Green Grow the Lilacs, from which the musical Oklahoma! was adapted, was born three miles from Claremore. J.M. Davis, a local resident, owned a hotel and collected more than 20,000 guns in his lifetime. Catoosa, now a port, was once a rail terminal which saw the likes of the Daltons, Youngers, Doolins and other outlaws pass through its boundaries. The waterway extends from the Verdigris, Arkansas, and Mississippi rivers to the Gulf of Mexico. While agriculture is still basic, the mining of coal and shale has also been important to the economy of Rogers County.

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:
Lara M. Russell, Terrell S. Crosson, David Smith, Stephen R. Pazzo

Comments:
Conservative district. *** [Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=ROGERS
Search Court Cases: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=DOCKETS

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. www.morelaw.com
 

Date: 3-13-2012
Case Style: Brad Avedon v. Weather Shield Manufacturing
Judge: Dynda Post
Outcome: Plaintiff’s verdict for $80,000
Description: products liability and breach of warranty theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-201-155&s=OK&d=54134 

 

Date: 10-12-2011
Case Style: State of Oklahoma, Department of Transportation v. Garland Boyd
Judge: J. Dwayne Steidley
Outcome: Defendants’ verdict in the amount of $94,000
Description: eminent domain theories

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2007-18&s=OK&d=50960

Date: 8-31-2011
Case Style: State of Oklahoma, Department of Transportation v. Joleta Kay Ingersoll
Judge: J. Dwayne Steidley
Outcome: Defendant’s verdict in the amount of $277,000
Description: eminent domain theories

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2005-612&s=OK&d=50482  

Date: 3/3/2011
Case Style: Steven R. White v. Heng Ly Lin
Judge: Dynda R. Post
Outcome: Defendant’s Verdict
Description: fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract theories

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2006-639&s=OK&d=47116

Date: 2/28/2011
Case Style: Diane Dubois v. Doris West
Judge: Shelia A. Condren
Outcome: Defendant’s verdict
Description: trespass theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2009-764&s=OK&d=46647

Date: 5/26/2010
Case Style: David Dopp v. Tim Walterbach, et al.
Judge: Dynda R. Post
Outcome: Stipulated judgement for Plaintiff’s for punitive damages in the amount of $100,000
Description: breach of contract and tort theories

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2005-160&s=OK&d=44058

Date: 11/1/2009
Case Style: John McGlothlin v. Shelia J. Stanek
Judge: Shelia A. Condren
Outcome: Defendant’s verdict
Description: medical negligence theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2007-170&s=OK&d=41871

Date: 4/9/2009
Case Style: Kimberly Dawn Kinion v. Nicholas William Gaffney
Judge: J. Dwayne Steidley
Outcome: Plaintiff’s verdict for $50,000
Description: auto negligence theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2007-629&s=OK&d=39855 

Date: 05/06/05
Case Style: Bilby v. Claremore Ambulance Rescue and Emergency Services, Inc.
Judge: Dynda R. Post
Outcome: $0 for plaintiff. $34,650 for defendant.
Description: Automobile accident.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D2004%2D168&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=30188

Date: 01/27/05
Case Style: Rosencutter v. Ward
Judge: Joe L. Smith
Outcome: $91
Description: Personal injuries as a result of an auto accident.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D2002%2D418&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=30206

Date: 01/11/02
Case Style: Roberts v. State Farm Insurance Company
Judge: Jack Mayberry
Outcome: Settled for $80,000.
Description: Suit involves automobile sold at auction that had been damaged by hail and suffered flood damage.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D1997%2D603&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=17072

Date: 11/02/00
Case Style: Ash v. Livingston
Judge: Dynda R. Post
Outcome: $32,797
Description: Automobile accident.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D99660&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=11780

Date: 09/30/00
Case Style: Greggs v. Celtic Life Insurance Company
Judge: Jack Mayberry
Outcome: $3,300,000
Description: Breach of contract and bad faith in connection with a retiree who purchased a health insurance policy.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D97%2D45&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=11316

Date: 09/25/00
Case Style: Streeter v. Claremore Nursing Home
Judge: Dynda R. Post
Outcome: $228,000
Description: Nursing home negligence.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D98%2D712&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=11779

Date: 09/25/00
Case Style: Robinson v. Hayes and Robertson
Judge: James Goodpaster
Outcome: $6,000
Description: Automobile accident.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D99%2D746&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=11783

Date: 02/01/00
Case Style: Moore v. Price Mart
Judge: James Goodpaster
Outcome: $1,000
Description: Slip and fall/premises liability lawsuit with plaintiff incurring $3,700 in medicals.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D98%2D&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=9097
 

Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 4.8%
December 2015: 4.0%
December 2014: 3.7%
December 2013: 4.9%
December 2012: 5.0%
December 2011: 5.3%
December 2010: 6.1%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include agriculture and mining of coal and shale. This community is so small that we have been unable to determine major employers.

Demographic Information


Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 36,835

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 10.0%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $58,139

Populations:
State: 3,923,561
County: 89,190