Mr. J. Michael Medina has practiced law for nearly three decades. While his practice includes general business matters and oil and gas transactions, he is an appellate lawyer at heart. He is regularly involved in appeals at every level covering the full range of issues handled by the firm's litigation practice. Mr. Medina joined the firm in 1994. For 19 years prior to that he was with Holliman, Langholz, Runnels & Dorwart, where he was made a partner in 1980. During those 19 years, Mr. Medina also served as a judge on two occasions. From 1991 to 1993, he was a Judge for the Oklahoma court of Appeals, Temporary Division XIV, and from 1993 to 1997, he was an Alternate Judge for the Tulsa Municipal Court. Mr. Medina has published a voluminous number of articles spanning a range of topics including insurance law, the Oklahoma appellate process, Presidential qualifications in the U.S. Constitution, and take-or-pay clauses in natural gas contracts. He is also a charter member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. In 1975 Mr. Medina received his J.D., with special distinction, from the University of Oklahoma. There he was an editor for the Oklahoma Law Review, and a member of both the Order of the Coif and the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. In 1972 he received his B.A. in History and Political Science, summa cum laude, from Southwestern College, where he was the Salutatorian.
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