Teresa Burkett’s law practice is focused primarily in the health care and employment law areas in both litigation and non-litigation matters. She represents a wide array of providers in the health care industry including hospitals, physician groups, nursing homes, hospice organizations, pharmaceutical companies, federally qualified health centers and individual professionals. She counsels and defends these clients in corporate compliance matters, employment issues and litigation, licensure and accreditation issues, third party and Medicare reimbursement, HIPAA compliance and patients’ rights concerns, EMTALA compliance, medical staff issues and operational needs.
Ms. Burkett has been a health care lawyer in Tulsa for 28 years after working as a registered nurse in the intensive care setting before and while attending law school. Ms. Burkett is a founding member and past President of the Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association and has also served multiple times as Chairman of the Health Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. She has been included in the Health Law Section of Best Lawyers in America since 1992 and is recognized as one of the top 50 Super Lawyers in Oklahoma and one of the top 25 Women Lawyers by Oklahoma Magazine. Ms. Burkett is also ranked as a top health care lawyer by Chambers and Partners, USA. For the past two years, Ms. Burkett has been an honoree as one of Oklahoma’s Women of the Year, a prestigious honor recognizing women making a significant impact professionally and in their communities on behalf of the state of Oklahoma.
Ms. Burkett earned her law degree with honors in 1985 and an undergraduate degree with special distinction in nursing in 1982 from the University of Oklahoma. In addition to her work with various professional associations, Teresa is active on the Boards of Directors for Tulsa Community College Foundation, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa, Land Legacy, and the Oklahoma Center for Healthcare Improvement. She has served in leadership roles with many other organizations including Leadership Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Academy of State Goals, and recently chaired the Health Care Task Force for the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce for successive years.
Honors & Leadership
Honors & Recognitions
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Health Law) since 1992
Top 50 Super Lawyers in Oklahoma by Oklahoma Magazine
Top 25 Women Lawyers in Oklahoma by Oklahoma Magazine
Ranked as a Top Health Care Lawyer by Chambers and Partners, USA
Honoree as one of Oklahoma's Women of the Year, 2011 and 2012
2010 Journal Record Leadership in Law Award
Recipient 2000 Golden Quill Award by Oklahoma Bar Association for Best Journal Article "Conservation Easements-New Opportunities for 'Doing Well by Doing Good'," 71 Okla. B.J. 1069 (2000)
Co-Author of "Recent Change in the Law Alters Language of Written Consent to Disclose Medical Information," OBJ Vol. 79 No. 33, 12/13/08
Community & Professional
American Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association, Health Law Section, Past Chairman
Tulsa County Bar Association
Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association, Founding Member & Past President
Best Lawyers in America, Health Law Section, 1992-Present
Tulsa Community College Foundation, Board of Directors
Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa
Oklahoma Center for Healthcare Improvement
Oklahoma Academy of State Goals
Tulsa Chamber of Commerce - Health Care Task Force, Chair, 2011-2012