Donald E. Cummings & Associates
Donald E. Cummings has handled cases all over the United States, Virgin Islands and several foreign countries. He has vast experience in mediating and arbitrating personal injury claims. His clientele know that he is a bulldog in their corner and is a skilled negotiator and litigator, with an unwavering ability to back down the toughest opponents.
Mr. Cummings does not feel pressured to settle his clients’ claims for an unsatisfactory amount because he knows he has the experience and the expertise needed to handle whatever the opposing lawyers throw at him. He also knows when it is best to resolve the dispute through mediation, thus saving the client time, money and emotional distress. As an experienced negotiator, Donald Cummings works hard to reach settlements that will meet his clients’ needs as early as possible in the litigation process.
With a background as one of the youngest lawyers to become General Counsel for a Fortune 500 company in Houston, Texas, Don Cummings was also a member of the Board of Directors for 300 companies, overseeing legal affairs of all manufacturing companies, and in charge of all litigation, both national and international. He has been General Counsel for several corporations through the years, as well as having received Top Secret clearance for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mr. Cummings has published Opinions from the Supreme Courts and Appellate Courts, interpreting and expanding Oklahoma law. He has personally handled over 5,000 personal injury cases, has received million dollar (+) settlements and awards in personal injury, insurance bad faith and medical malpractice cases. He has been a featured speaker for Personal Injury Seminars and has taught as a college professor.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Personal Injury – Plaintiff
- Insurance Disputes/Bad Faith
- Medical Negligence
- Workers’ Compensation
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
- U.S. Federal Courts
- The Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
- Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Diplomat of Court Practice Institute
- Former Chairman of Tulsa County Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Bar
- Who’s Who of America