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E. Terrill Corley
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E. Terrill Corley
Mr. Corley has been practicing law at the same location for over 35 years. His motto is, "Service to others is the price we pay for occupying space in the community."
He is highly respected by fellow lawyers and judges. For the last 20 years, he has been selected by judges and lawyers for inclusion in the book "Best Lawyers in America."
The American College of Trial Lawyers Membership
His highest honor, though, is to be invited to be a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization of both plaintiff and defendant counsel.
Less than one-half of one percent of all lawyers who try cases are invited to join this organization. Nominees must undergo a rigid and extensive vetting process and must conform to the highest possible ethical standards of the profession.
As one member once stated it, "We must be satisfied that any nominee must be someone we could play poker with over the phone!"
Timeline of Legal Service
E. Terrill Corley has an extensive list of the accomplishments, experience, and education that gives him an edge in the courtroom. The timeline of his career can be viewed below. Scroll to the bottom to view his honors, including "Best Lawyers in America" and Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association Hall of Fame. Contact E Terrill Corley & Associates today to find out how we can help you.
1985: Lecturer, OTLA Seminars, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; subject: Opening Statement
1985-1986: Faculty member and workshop leader, OTLA College of Advocacy, Stillwater, Oklahoma
1986: Lecturer: "Cross-Examination," OTLA Seminar in Tulsa and in Oklahoma City
1987: Guest Speaker, University of Tulsa Chapter of Student Trial Lawyers; Topic: "Trial Practice"
1988: Lecturer, OTLA Annual Meeting: Big Sky, Montana, "Handling the Big One"
1988: Lecturer, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Convention, Kansas City, Missouri; subject: "Keeping score on the Defense Doctor"
1988: Lecturer, OBA Seminars in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton; subject: "Proof of Non-Economic Loss in Wrongful Death Cases"
1988-1990: Lecturer, OTLA College of Advocacy, Norman, Oklahoma; subject: "Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses"
1989: Lecturer, OTLA Winter Convention; subject: "Effective Use of Video as a Settlement Tool"
1990: Lecturer, Tulsa Trial Lawyers Association; subject: "Effective Use of Resources in the Soft Tissue Case; Examination of the Expert Witness"
1990: Lecturer, University of Oklahoma School of Law/Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association seminar; subject: Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses
1991: Lecturer, Oklahoma Bar Association seminar; subject: "Evidence"
1991: Lecturer, University of Oklahoma seminar; subject: "Taking the Deposition for Use at Trial"
1991: Lecturer, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers seminar; subject: "Direct and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses"
1991: Trial Tactics Seminar, Dallas, Texas; sponsored by the University of Texas; lecture: "Handling and Coping with Experts at Trial"
1993: Lecturer, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Wichita, Kansas; "Use of Focus Groups in Trial Preparation"
1993: Lecturer, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; lecture: "Creative Uses of Video"
1994: Tulsa Trial Lawyers Breakfast Meeting, Tulsa, Oklahoma; lecture: “Effective Use of Video in the Courtroom”
1995: College of Advocacy, University of Oklahoma; faculty member
1995: Oklahoma Bar Association Product’s Liability Seminar; lecture: “Use of Focus Groups for Pretrial Preparation”
1995: Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association; lecture: “Use of Focus Groups for Pretrial Preparation”
1995: Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting, Panel Meeting; discussion: “Winning in Mediation”
1996: Oklahoma Bar Association, Masters of the Courtroom Seminar; lecture: “VoirDire - Climbing Into the Jury Box” and “Panel of Masters Sharing Successful Strategies”
1999: “Handling Professional Negligence Cases” Oklahoma Bar Association/ Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
1999: “Humor in the Courtroom” and “Use of Focus Groups,” Washington County Bar Association
1984: Continuing Legal Education Committee, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
1986: Fee Arbitration Committee, Tulsa County Bar Association
1988: Membership Committee, OTLA
1990-1991: Member, Professional Responsibility Committee, Tulsa County Bar Association
1990: Member, Executive Committee, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
1991: Vice-Chair, Legislative Committee, Oklahoma Bar Association
1994-1996: Oklahoma Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee
1998-1999: Tulsa County Bar Association, Court Operations Committee
Oklahoma Bar Association
Tulsa County Bar Association
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association now Oklahoma Association for Justice (OAJ)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America now American Association for Justice (AAJ) (sustaining member)
Roscoe Pound Foundation
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Licenses, Certification, Etc.
Admitted to practice, Northern District of Oklahoma, Eastern District of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Admitted before the US Supreme Court
Areas of Interest
Negligence and product liability
Moderating focus groups (have conducted between 150 and 200)
1990: Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association Hall of Fame
1991: Distinguished former student of University of Central Oklahoma
1993-2010: Listed "The Best Lawyers in America"
1993: W. Lee Johnson Chapter, American Inns of Court
2002-2004: Member Oklahoma State Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers
With well over 50 years of combined experience, E Terrill Corley & Associates is your ideal choice when you need strong legal representation for your case. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.