525 South Main, Tulsa, OK 74103(918) 582-8877

Michael P. Atkinson

Mike Atkinson practices as a trial lawyer and is primarily involved in handling insurance bad faith, product liability and medical malpractice cases. Following graduation from the University of Oklahoma College of Law he was associated with a law firm, before serving as an Assistant Public Defender and later as an Assistant District Attorney in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. In 1975, he received his Master of Laws in Antitrust from the University of Texas College of Law at Austin, after which time he returned to Tulsa and began representing clients in a variety of cases.

During his career, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law and was a faculty member at the Insurance Counsel Trial Academy. Mr. Atkinson has served as State Chair for the American College of Trial Lawyers and President of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He continues to be listed as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Oklahoma Super Lawyers and in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2009, he was named as the “Tulsa Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator” of the year.


Bar Admissions & Professional Licenses

  • Oklahoma, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas


  • University of Texas School of Law, L. L. M., 1975
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J. D., 1972
  • University of Oklahoma, B. A., 1968
  • Westminster College

Honors and Awards

  • “The Best Lawyers in America,” since 1991
  • “Who’s Who in American Law,” since 1996
  • Named as Tulsa’s Lawyer of the Year in
    “Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants”
    by Woodward and White, publisher of
    “The Best Lawyers in America”

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, 1976
  • Assistant District Attorney, 1974
  • Assistant Public Defender, 1973

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Oklahoma Chapter, 1995)
  • Master Emeritus of the W. Lee Johnson Chapter-American Inns of Court
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Masters in Trial – Oklahoma Bar Association (12-17-99)
  • Civility in Practice and Deposition Rage – American Inns of Court (9-14-97)
  • Media and the Law – Oklahoma Bar Association (10-15-96)
  • Masters of the Courtroom – Oklahoma Bar Association (10-20-95)
  • Professionalism: Duties Owed the Court; the Client and Yourself – American Inns of Court (11-28-94)

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