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General County Information

County Seat: Chickasha

Grady County was created at statehood and named for Henry W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution. Chickasha, the county seat, was named for the Chickasaw Indians and is known as the "Queen City of the Washita" because of its strategic location. In addition to the H. E. Bailey Turnpike and other highways, the OKT-MKT and Burlington-Northern railroads serve the transportation needs of the county. Specialized educational needs are met by the Jane Brooks School for the Deaf and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, all in Chickasha. Recreational opportunities are available at Lakes Burtschi and Chickasha.

State District Court Information

State Court Judges:
Timothy A. Brauer, John E. Herndon, Kory Kirkland

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General Court Information:

Favorability to Defendant: 2

Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

State Court Judges:
Timothy A. Brauer, John E. Herndon, Kory Kirkland

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General Court Information:

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: 04/2018
Case Style: Keri Marie Willis v. Loomis Armored US, LLC, and, Nicholas James Corporon
Judge: Wyatt Hill (Caddo County)
Outcome: The Jury found Plaintiff 15% negligent; Defendant, Clowers 10% percent negligent; and, Defendant, Loomis, 75% negligent. Without regard to the percentages of negligence, the Jury awarded Non-Economic damages in the amount of $1,000,000.00 and Economic damages of $125,000.00. The Jury also found the conduct of Defendant, Loomis, amounted to gross negligence.
Description: Negligence (Motor Vehicle/Truck)

Date: 10/2017
Case Style: Jeannine White, Individually, and, Personal Representative of the Estate of
Kylie Andrews v. The Estate of James E. Lancaster
Judge: John Herndon
Outcome: The Jury found in Favor of the Plaintiff and awarded compensatory damages in the amount of $5,000,000.00. The Jury also found in Favor of the Plaintiff on the issue of Punitive Damage and awarded Punitive Damages in the amount of $3,500,000.00.
Description: Negligence (Premises); Wrongful Death


Date: 05/17/2013

Case Style: Lindsey Graumann v. Michael Baker

Judge: Barbara G. Swinton

Outcome: Settlement for the plaintiff in the amount of 38,958.00

Description: injury due to negligence


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Date: 05/27/06

Case Style: Watkins v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Judge: Richard G. VanDyck
Outcome: $3 million in compensatory damages and $9.9 million in punitive damages.
Description: Breach of contract and bad faith theories claiming that the defendant wrongfully failed and refused to adjust the Watkins' claims relating to tornado damage relating to a 1999 storm. State Farm denied wrongdoing.

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Date: 11/05/05
Case Style: Raney v A&M Express, L.L.C.
Judge: George W. Butner
Outcome: Plaintiffs' verdict for $1,000,000.00
Description: Automobile collision - Plaintiffs' vehicle was hit head-on by a tractor-trailer being driven by Defendant

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Date: 05/17/02
Case Style: Wall v. Chisholm Trail Counseling Services
Judge: Richard Van Dyck
Outcome: $1,500,000
Description: Wrongful death and negligence claim involving a suicide.

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Unemployment Rate:

Unemployment Rate:
May 2018: 3.5%
December 2017: 3.6%
December 2016: 4.4%
December 2015: 4.1%
December 2014: 3.4%
December 2013: 4.6%
December 2012: 4.8%
December 2011: 4.9%
December 2010: 5.7%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include transportation. This community is so small that we have been unable to determine major employers.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,734,066
County Total: 22,917

Poverty Populations:
State: 15.8%
County: 13.2%

Median Household Income:
State: $49,767
County: $55,527

State: 3,943,079
County: 54,943

These materials are intended merely as an aid to better understand the counties in Oklahoma. The opinions of other lawyers in the state may vary from the opinions contained herein. The demographical information and jury verdicts in this report were obtained through public websites. All other information is the express opinion of Holden Litigation. Please contact Steve Holden for further information on the opinions expressed herein.