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  McAlester     Oklahoma City        Tulsa
888.247.0902     855.605.6361     855.269.7369

Attorney Profiles

Outstanding Oklahoma Attorneys Provide Straightforward Service

Our lawyers guide you through all of your legal issues

The lawyers at Stipe, Harper, Laizure, Uselton, Belote, Maxcey & Thetford all have knowledge that spans a variety of legal areas, offering you legal guidance regardless of your needs.

Over the course of 60 years, we’ve developed experience across a wide range of areas of practice, helping clients like you receive full and fair compensation.

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Stipe, Harper, Laizure, Uselton, Belote, Maxcey & Thetford strives to assist you in any way possible, and is eager to meet you and help resolve your case. If you would like more information about any of our firm’s attorneys, feel free to call our McAlester, Oklahoma City and Tulsa offices at 888.247.0902 or contact us online.


Eddie Harper

McAlester Office

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Workers compensation
  • Oil and gas
  • Products liability
  • General litigation

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 1963
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern/Eastern/Western Districts of Oklahoma

Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Education

  • LL.B., University of Oklahoma, 1963
  • B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1960

Professional associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • Co-Chairman, Workers' Compensation Section,1975
  • Pittsburgh County Bar Association

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Russell Uselton

McAlester Office

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Products liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Children with disabilities
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Criminal law

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 1983
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Awards

  • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas, 1982
    • Moot Court
    • Law Review
  • B.S., Southern Oklahoma State University, 1979

Professional associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Pittsburgh County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice (formerly Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

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Tim Maxcey

McAlester Office

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Probate
  • Insurance law
  • Wrongful death
  • Social Security Disability and SSI
  • Trucking and auto accidents
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Insurance bad faith

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 1989
  • U. S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, D. C. Circuit
  • Choctaw Nation Tribal Court

Awards

  • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Education

  • J.D., Texas Technical University, 1989
  • B.S., Oklahoma Christian College, 1986

Professional associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Pittsburgh County Bar Association

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James Belote

Oklahoma City Office

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Nursing home negligence
  • General litigation
  • Products liability
  • Medical malpractice

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 1988
  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma Law School, 1988
  • B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1985

Professional associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice (formerly Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association)
    • Board of Directors, 2003–2008
    • Executive Committee, 2004–2008
  • Oklahoma Association of Justice
    • President, 2009
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

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Jack Stipe

Oklahoma City Office

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Automobile/trucking accidents
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Products liability
  • Premises liability
  • Insurance bad faith

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma Law School, 1999
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, 1994

Professional associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice (formerly Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association), Advisory Committee
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

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Tony Laizure

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Products liability
  • General litigation
  • Insurance bad faith

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma Law School, 1980
  • B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1977

Professional associations

  • Oklahoma Association for Justice (formerly Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association)
    • President, 2004
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

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John Thetford

Tulsa Office

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Products liability
  • General litigation
  • Business transaction work

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 1988
  • Missouri, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

 

Awards

  • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma Law School, 1980
  • B.S., Economics, Oklahoma State University, 1984

Professional associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice (formerly Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

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Eric Grantham

McAlester Office

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Products liability
  • Business disputes
  • Oil and gas
  • General litigation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Probate
  • Family law

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • Choctaw Tribal Court

 

Awards

  • University of Tulsa Law Review
  • Graduated top ten percent of law school class

 

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Tulsa, 2008
  • B.S., Occupational Safety and Health, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 2005

Professional associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice (formerly Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

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Eddie Foraker

McAlester Office

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Products liability
  • Family law
  • Business disputes
  • Trucking accidents
  • General litigation
  • Criminal law
  • Defective drugs
  • Insurance bad faith

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 2009
  • U.S.
  • District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Tulsa, 2009
  • B.S., Political science and speech communications, University of Utah, 2005

Professional associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice (formerly Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

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Steve Rouse

Tulsa Office

Practice areas

  • Workers' compensation
  • Social Security

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 1984

Education

  • J.D., University of Tulsa
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University

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