Hugh M. Robert

Mediator | Arbitrator | Attorney

Areas of Expertise -- Auto Negligence, Business, Intellectual Property, Medical Malpractice, Non-Profit & Church, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Real Estate

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Hugh Robert focuses on complex litigation cases including business transactions and tort, business dissolution, oil & gas, nursing home/medical negligence, real estate transactions, and condemnation. He also represents and works with over 100 businesses, non-profit foundations and organizations advising them on state and federal compliance issues, policy and procedure best practices, intellectual property and licensing, and board governance issues.

Hugh has conducted approximately 50 mediations as an adjunct settlement judge for the District Court of Tulsa County as well as serving as lead trial counsel in mediations.

Hugh is a partner in the firm Sherwood, McCormick & Robert.  Hugh is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating from this national attorney rating service.  He was named as a "Power Attorney" in 2013 by the Tulsa Business & Legal News. He currently serves on the board of directors of Iron Gate, Secretary to the Alumni Board for the University of Tulsa College of Law, CLE Chair for the Hudson Hall Wheaton Inns of Court, and Membership Committee Chair of the Tulsa County Bar Association.  Hugh is the co-founder of Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Inc.  He also serves as the President on the International Board of Directors of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and board member on the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund.


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, 2008
  • University of Tulsa, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1998
  • Georgetown Law- Representing and Managing Tax Exempt Organizations, 2011, 2013


  • Admitted to practice before the Eastern, Northern & Western Federal District Courts of Oklahoma
  • Cherokee Tribal Court
  • Osage Tribal Court
  • Adjunct Settlement Judge, Tulsa County


  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court - Hudson Hall Wheaton Chapter 


  • "Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT): What Is It and Why Should My Exempt Organizational Clients Care?", Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 83, No. 14, May 19, 2012, pgs. 1237-1240
  • “Lessons of Prudhoe Bay: An Examination of Low-Stress Pipelines Regulations”, American Bar Association Energy Committee Newsletter (Vol. 5, No. 3, p. 10-13, June 2008)  
  • “Hot Coffee, A Review of the Hot Documentary of the Summer”, The Advocate (the Journal of the Oklahoma Association for Justice), Vol. 42, No. 3, Fall 2011
  • “Ballot Initiative”, The Advocate, Vol. 41, No. 3, Fall 2010
  • "A Thumbnail of Prospective v. Retroactive Application", The Advocate, Vol. 41, No. 1, Spring 2010
  • “Election 2010: How and Why to Be Involved?”, The Advocate, Vol. 40, No. 1, Winter 2009. 


  • "Non-profits, What is your Exposure?", presented to the Tulsa County Bar Association, 2013
  • Elder Law, Adjunct professor at the University Of Tulsa College Of Law, 2012 
  • “Medicine for Lawyers”, co-chaired/presented at the Tulsa County Bar Association, 2011 
  • “Proving Common Nursing Home Claims - Pressure Ulcers, Falls, and Wandering”, presented to the Oklahoma Bar Association Nursing Home Litigation CLE, Nov. 2010
  • “Involuntary Representation”, presented to the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group, Sept. 2010


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