Rick W. Bisher

Oklahoma lawyer Rick Bisher

The son of a construction worker and factory seamstress, Rick Bisher was raised to value hard work — a principle that he has continued to apply to his law practice.

A Missouri native, Rick spent a large part of his childhood in Central America as Rick’s father transitioned from a blue-collar worker into construction management roles in Guatemala and El Salvador. The family returned to Missouri before Rick was a senior in high school. After graduation, Rick attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he received a B.S. degree in political science, marketing and management in 1984.

By then, Rick had his sights set on becoming a lawyer and enrolled at the University of Tulsa College of Law. During law school, Rick clerked for an attorney in Pryor, Oklahoma, and became a licensed legal intern during his final year in law school.

Upon receiving his J.D. in 1987, Rick launched his law practice, which has continued to focus on plaintiff’s personal injury cases ever since. He concentrates his work on cases involving catastrophic injuries, defective products, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, and nursing home negligence.

Along the way, Rick has achieved numerous significant outcomes, including a number of seven-figure verdicts and settlements. As a result, Rick was invited to become a member of the prestigious Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, a distinction reserved for less than 1 percent of lawyers in the United States. He has also been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Rick is one of only 5 percent of Oklahoma lawyers to be listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers Magazine.

Asked what he likes best about his work, Rick says it satisfies his love of competition: “It’s the challenge of going up against the silk-stocking law firms and providing justice for the little guy.”

When he’s not practicing law, Rick devotes most of his spare time to a second pursuit. He owns a ranch outside Oklahoma City and raises registered Angus cattle.

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Overview

Areas of Practice:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Catastrophic Injuries

Bar Admissions:

  • Oklahoma, 1987
  • S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1987, Juris Doctor
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1984, Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Marketing and Management
    • Honors:
      • Academic Scholarship

Published Works:

  • Determining and Proving Damages, Co-author, 1990 and 1992

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Sterling Who’s Who Executives Directory
  • Life Member Acceptance in National Registry of Who’s Who
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys- National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys In Oklahoma –  National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice, Member
  • Lawyers for Working Oklahomans, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

Languages:

  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Delta Theta Phi

Lecturer

  • Advanced Insurance Bad Faith
  • Damages in Personal Injury
  • Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Oklahoma
  • Bad Faith 101
  • Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Claims
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Oklahoma