Jon Starr

Mediator | Arbitrator | Special Master | Attorney

Areas of Expertise -- Auto Negligence, Business, Commercial, Construction, Employment, Estates/trusts/wills, Insurance & Bad Faith, Medical malpractice, Non-profit & church, Personal injury, Product liability, Professional negligence, Real estate

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Jon Starr is the senior partner and shareholder at Starr, Begin & King. He has practiced law in Oklahoma for over 26 years. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement designation by America’s Top 100 Lawyer. He is one of only four attorneys currently practicing in Oklahoma that holds the highest designation of “Diplomate” in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) recognizing he has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict in courts of unlimited jurisdiction. He is AV rate by Martindale for the highest ethical standards and legal abilities. He served as Chairperson of the OBA Insurance Law Section for more than 10 years. He has helped organize and speak at numerous CLE programs. He has made oral arguments before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and also does work as a mediator and arbitrator with Mediators and Arbitrators of Oklahoma. He has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer for more the 12 years in a row by other Oklahoma attorneys.

     Mr. Starr completed his undergraduate education at Oklahoma State University, where he was President of the Student Government Association. He then graduated from the University of Oklahoma College Of Law in 1991, with distinction, and served as class president. He has served as a board member and President of the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, as the Oklahoma Representative to the Defense Research Institute for three years, and as a Faculty Member for the 2012 International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford University. He is the CEO of RAILMEN Institute, a 501c3 non-profit, and serves on the board of Plumbline Ministries. He has authored three scholarly articles that have been published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal, including: Attorney Lien Claimed: Is it Worth Paper It Is Written On?, Some Major Points about Minor’s Claims, and Overview of Oklahoma Automobile Insurance Law.


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, OK -- Juris Doctor, 1991

  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

 Bar Admissions/Approved Appointments

  • Admitted to practice before the Eastern, Northern and Western Federal District Courts of Oklahoma

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel

  • Defense Research Institute

  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Faculty at 2012 Trial Academy

Published Works

  • Oklahoma Bar Journal, "Attorney Lien Claimed: Is It Worth the Paper It Is Written On?

  • Oklahoma Bar Journal, "Some Major Points about Minor's Claims

  • Oklahoma Bar Journal, "Overview of Oklahoma Automobile Insurance Law


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