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MICHAEL SIMPSON

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MICHAEL SIMPSON

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Michael Simpson’s involvement with the construction industry consists of extensive construction and contract litigation experience representing contractors, design professionals, owners and sureties. The bulk of his construction litigation work involved commercial projects and large-scale residential projects, including condominiums and apartment buildings. This includes experience in areas such as warranty claims, surety, indemnity, comprehensive general liability and property insurance coverage, mechanics’ liens, prompt payment and construction trust statutes, copyright law, and design professional liability. Mr. Simpson also has extensive knowledge of the AIA standard-form contracts and surety bonds.

PERTINENT LEGAL TRAINING:
Civil, Commercial & Employment Mediation (May 2007), Jim Stovall/The Mediation Institute
Issues and Trends in Mediation (May 2007), Forrest “Woody” Mosten/OAMA
Arbitration in the Construction Industry (November 2004), American Arbitration Association
Evidence, State and Federal (August 2000), U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grimm/MICPEL

BAR ADMISSIONS:
Oklahoma
Maryland
District of Columbia (inactive)
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
United States District Court for Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia

EDUCATION

University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor with Honors, 1998, Maryland Law Review

American University, Bachelor of Arts in Justice, 1995 (Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution (Construction Subcommittee), Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittees for the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry and Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Oklahoma Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Association for Conflict Resolution

Oklahoma Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators