James E. Green, Jr.


Mr. Green has concentrated primarily on the broad areas of personal injury defense litigation, rental car industry counseling and litigation, insurance coverage litigation and risk management/insurance consultation and general business litigation.  This practice has involved the handling of numerous serious bodily injury, property damage and business dispute cases in state and federal courts in Oklahoma and across the nation. In the area of personal injury defense, Mr. Green has significant experience and expertise in litigation across the nation arising out of motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, construction and oil field accidents, including product liability cases involving catastrophic injuries and death.  Mr. Green also has extensive experience in counseling major corporations and insurance companies on complex insurance and risk management issues, negotiating complex insurance claims, and handling complex insurance coverage litigation. He has litigated insurance coverage and product liability issues in jurisdictions across the United States, having been admitted pro hac vice in courts of more than forty states.  He has represented large corporate clients in complex property damage, business interruption, and in coverage issues involving directors and officers in the context of class actions and shareholder derivative cases.

4000 One Williams Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74172

Tel: (918) 586-8516
Fax: (918) 586-8616
Email: jgreen@cwlaw.com

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Representative Transactions/Cases: 
  • Represented and successfully negotiated numerous settlements of significant property insurance claims on behalf of large corporate insureds for damages to oil and gas pipelines, refineries and other processing plants, and related equipment and sites located primarily in the southeast Gulf Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico.  These include claims for hurricane damage, explosions and fires, undersea pipeline damages, including formation of hydrates in pipelines, environmental claims arising out of oil and other chemical leaks and spills, and many other claim scenarios.
  • Represented and successfully negotiated settlements for large publicly held companies regarding director and officers insurance coverage disputes, as well as Fiduciary Liability insurance coverage disputes, arising out of securities and employee benefits class actions.
  • Represented a specialty insurance carrier as national insurance coverage counsel for its rental car insurance products.
  • Successfully represented numerous corporate insureds involving disputes with their general liability insurance carriers to secure coverage for various types of litigation risks.
  • University of Tulsa (J.D., 1977; B.S., 1971)
Bar Admissions & Years:
  • Oklahoma - 1977
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. of Oklahoma - 1978
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. of Oklahoma - 1989
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. of Oklahoma - 1994
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. of Arkansas - 2004
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. of Arkansas - 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth District - 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth District - 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third District - 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit - 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit - 2004
Memberships & Affiliations:
    • Tulsa County Bar Association
    • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Other Distinctions:
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law)
  • Listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers
  • Selected the Outstanding Senior Lawyer of 2008 by the Tulsa County Bar Association
  • 2010 Recipient of The William J. Paul Oklahoma Justice Award from Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • President of The Council Oak/Johnson Sontag Inn, American Inns of Court, 2006 - 2007; Master since 1995
  • Recipient of the Inn of Court 2006 John Athens Award for an extraordinary level of professionalism, the highest level of legal ethics and service as a role model for attorneys
  • Author of "The Business Broker and the Oklahoma Real Estate Licensing Code," 12 Tulsa Law Journal 398 (1977)
  • Order of the Curule Chair 1977
  • Tulsa Law Journal 1975 - 1977
Other Activities and Interests:
  • Board Member: Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. (2014-present)