J. Christopher Davis

Mediator | Arbitrator | Attorney

Areas of Expertise -- Auto Negligence, Construction, Employment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Product Liability

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Chris Davis is a certified Major Claims Unit trial attorney for several national insurance companies and corporations, and has successfully tried dozens of cases during his career. He is senior partner with one of Oklahoma’s fastest-growing law firms. Chris is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and concurrently serves as Adjunct Settlement Judge for the federal court in the Northern District of Oklahoma.

At age 17, Chris sustained a back injury during a sporting event and has been a paraplegic for more than 25 years. His personal experience with a tragic injury, combined with his professional experience of litigating claims with major accidents, makes him a highly effective mediator in cases involving significant injury.


  • University of Oklahoma–College of Law, Norman, OK -- Juris Doctor, 1995

  • Oral Roberts University-School of Education, Tulsa, OK -- M.Ed. linguistics, 1992

  • Oral Roberts University-Seminary (honors), Tulsa, OK -- M.A. biblical literature, 1991

  • Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK -- B.A. theology, 1989

Law School Honors and Awards

  • Order of Barristers

  • National Moot Court Team

  • National Trial Team

  • Jessup International Moot Court Team

  • Assistant Note Editor, American Indian Law Review

  • Instructor, Legal Research and Writing Program–University of Oklahoma College of Law

  • American Inns of Court

Federal Judicial Clerkship

  • 1995-1996 Hon. Jimm L. Hendren, United States District Court, W.D. Arkansas (Fayetteville Division)

Seminars (Featured Speaker)

  • 1997 OU-Texas Annual Dallas Claims Seminar: “Developments in Bad Faith Law in Oklahoma”

  • 1998 OU-Texas Annual Dallas Claims Seminar: “Insurer’s Duty to Defend”

  • 1999 Dallas Area Employment Seminar: “An Employee’s Right to Privacy in the Workplace”

  • 2000 Lorman Business Institute Seminar: “Current Employment Law”

  • 2000 Annual Oklahoma Claims Adjuster’s Convention: “A Broad Overview of Federal Employment Law”

  • 2000 OU-Texas Annual Dallas Claims Seminar: “What Constitutes Deceptive Acts and Unfair Trade Practices in the Insurance Industry under Texas Law?”

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

  • Tulsa County Bar Association

  • Defense Research Institute (member, construction law committee)

  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel

  • Tulsa Area Human Resources Association

  • American Inns of Court (Hudson Hall Wheaton)

Bar Activities and Awards

  • Recipient, 2001 Oklahoma Bar Association President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Bar

  • Founder and creator, Lawyers with Physical Challenges, a new section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, 2001 to present

Martindale-Hubbell Rating

  • AV® Peer Review Rated

Published/Reported Cases

  • First Marine Insurance Co. v. Scott et al., 2000, U.S. App. LEXIS 23452, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, September 18, 2000

  • Nautilus Insurance Co. v. 8160 South Memorial Drive, L.L.C., 2000, U.S. App. LEXIS 2570, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, February 2, 2006

Published Work

  • Co-Author, "Is Direct-To-Consumer Advertising Eroding the Learned Intermediary Doctrine?" Vol. 41 No. 12 “For The Defense,” published by Defense Research Institute, December, 1999

  • Co-Author, "Oklahoma Tort Reform: Re-form Over Substance?", Okla. Bar Journal, Vol. 76, No. 12, Page 891, April 9, 2005

  • Author, "Lawyers with Physical Challenges: New Committee Moves Forward", Okla. Bar Journal, Vol. 72, No. 26, Page 2495, September 8, 2001


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