General County Information

County Seat: Bartlesville

Located in the northeast corner of the state. Bartlesville is a unique blend of Native American and Western heritage, skyscrapers, technology and international influence. Phillips Petroleum Company was founded in Bartlesville by Frank Phillips. The company merged with Conoco in 2001. The combined company, employing 2,400, is the third largest oil company in the U. S.

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

State Court Judges:
Curtis DeLapp, John M. Gerkin, Russell Vaclaw, Kya K. Franks, Jared Sigler

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

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: 6-26-2008
Case Style: Viking Industries, Inc. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict against Wal-Mart for $537,989.00 in compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages. Plaintiff's verdict against Flintfo for $89,665.82
Description: breach of contract and fraud theories

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Date: 12/04/03
Case Style: Zinc Corporation v. Tetra Tech, Inc.
Judge: Lanning
Outcome: $4,100,000
Description: Breach of contract living cleanup at a zinc smelter site.

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Date: 05/26/02
Case Style: Allen v. Renberg
Judge: Lanning
Outcome: $37,000
Description: Automobile accident with $200 in property damage and soft tissue injuries.

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 4.6%
December 2015: 4.1%
December 2014: 3.8%
December 2013: 4.8%
December 2012: 4.8%
December 2011: 5.4%
December 2010: 6.3%

Major Employers:
Conoco Phillips (energy)
Jane Phillips Episcopal Hospital (healthcare)
Bartlesville School District (education)
Applied Automation, Inc. (manufacturing)

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 23,691

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 13.5%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $50,023

State: 3,923,561
County: 51,760