Mike D. Antkowiak was Born in Baltimore, MD, and moved to Oklahoma in 1983. He joined the United States Army at age 17 followed by his service in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged after 12 years of service. Mike was awarded honor graduate at PLDC, an Army Commendation Award, multiple Good Conduct Awards, an Oklahoma Commendation Award, Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon and Sgt Major’s Award for Primary Leadership Development. He served on the NCO Board of review for the 45th Infantry Brigade. He held a Top-Secret Clearance and holds qualifications for 36L, 31K, and 31U MOS. He was a small-arms firearms instructor and range NCOIC.
Mike began his practice with a firm in Edmond as an intern doing workers compensation defense, insurance defense, collections, death and catastrophic injury cases, some criminal and juvenile law, small claims and various other aspects of a small legal defense practice. He continued representing clients in insurance defense and appeals, until switching to Plaintiff work.
For many years he managed the Morris Law Office in Oklahoma City. He represented clients in wills, personal injury, workers compensation, social security, veteran’s benefits, death claims, multiple injury trust fund cases and began to mediate cases as a court appointed mediator. This experience as a Plaintiff’s lawyer proves invaluable to give him a unique perspective on handling cases from both sides. Having tried almost 1,000 cases, he is considered an expert in workers compensation litigation.
Mike regularly speaks and lectures, having provided presentations on numerous topics to the Oklahoma Bar Association and various other organizations on many legal and other topics.
He has been married 24 years to his wife Penny and they have 2 daughters. His oldest daughter is the 4th generation of the family to serve in the United States Army. He loves drones and drone photography, reading and music. He is an avid gamer and loves to cook.