Profile

Chris Warzecha practices in the areas of civil, business and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on disputes arising out of commercial construction projects. He has broad litigation experience spanning all manner of business disputes on behalf of clients representing a wide array of industries, including banking, commercial property, construction, energy, health care, insurance and manufacturing. His experience includes trial practice in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Warzecha earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Arkansas Law Review. Mr. Warzecha is a member of the American Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, and the Tulsa County Bar Association.  Additionally, he is a member of Leadership Tulsa’s Class 48.

Experience

  • Served as co-counsel in federal trial defending regional retailer against claims alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Served as lead counsel for hospital in non-jury trial of claims for statutory attorney fees involving multiple expert witnesses
  • Obtained partial reversal of adverse trial-court judgment against local hospital in state-court appeal, reducing amount of judgment by nearly $1.5 million
  • Represented multiple general contractors in complex, multi-party litigation arising from multi-million-dollar commercial construction projects
  • Represented numerous construction contractors and material suppliers in asserting contract claims against property owners or upstream contractors, including filing and prosecuting mechanic and materialman lien claims
  • Represented multiple large energy companies in complex, multi-million-dollar litigation arising from contract disputes
  • Represented venture capital firm and its principals in complex, multi-million-dollar litigation against successful start-up company and individual members of its board of directors
  • Represented homeowner against national roofing-material manufacturer in obtaining all proceeds owed under manufacturer’s product warranty
  • Represented multiple commercial-property owners in numerous actions to evict defaulting tenants and collect unpaid rents
  • Defended multiple home-health companies and not-for-profit agencies against personal injury and wrongful death claims

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2013

Note & Comment Editor, Arkansas Law Review 

Community & Professional

American Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Association

Tulsa County Bar Association

Member of the Conner & Winters Recruiting Committee

Leadership Tulsa - Class 48

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Tulsa Chapter, Board of Directors (2012-2017)

Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma, Governmental Affairs Committee

Tulsa Lawyers for Children, Volunteer Advocate

News

Education

University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2011

University of Arkansas, B.A., 2007

Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Oklahoma, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Oklahoma, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Oklahoma, 2014
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