Hayley Stephens’ legal practice is characterized by its breadth as much as its depth. Hayley works with the firm’s transaction and litigation partners to service clients in all aspects of commercial law.
Hayley’s practice primarily focuses on complex business litigation. She regularly represents both plaintiff and defendant companies in commercial disputes for breach of contract (including violations of covenants not to compete and/or solicit), breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and tortious interference with contracts, among other things. Hayley also has extensive experience advising clients in insurance and indemnity issues and defending corporate clients in labor and employment disputes.
No stranger to the courtroom, Hayley has successfully argued numerous motions before both state and federal judges and has successfully defended both companies and individual employees in actions seeking temporary restraining orders and injunctive relief. Hayley’s effective deposition skills and impressive writing style have assisted her in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of numerous corporate clients.
In addition to Hayley’s extensive litigation and counseling experience, Hayley also has significant experience in the representation of financial institutions to include assisting in large financial closing transactions and the institution and prosecution of foreclosure proceedings.
Although Hayley specializes in corporate client representation, she has represented numerous individuals in real estate disputes concerning the enforcement of restrictive covenants and other property rights. An avid animal lover, Hayley is also proud to represent a rescue organization from whom she adopted one of her two beloved dogs.
In addition to spending time with her dogs, Hayley enjoys traveling, hiking, and practicing yoga in her free time. She also sits on the board of Youth Services of Tulsa and serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity, Recruiting, and Business Development committees.
Hayley graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, summa cum laude, in 2011, with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and Political Science, with a minor in African & African American Studies. After traveling and working for a year, Hayley then went on to attend Vanderbilt University Law School. Hayley received her J.D. from Vanderbilt in May of 2015 and joined the Conner & Winters’ Tulsa office in August 2015.
• National Institute of Trial Advocates (NITA) Deposition Skills, graduate, August 2016
• National Institute of Trial Advocates (NITA) Trial Skills, graduate, October 2018
• Oklahoma Center for Community & Justice (OCCJ’s) 2020 Inclusive Leadership Institute, graduate, October 2020
Honors & Leadership
Honors & Recognitions
SuperLawyers 2020 Oklahoma Rising Stars
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
Phi Beta Kappa
Community & Professional
Hayley is a proud member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
Hayley is actively involved in supporting Tulsa-area youth. She has served on the board of Youth Services of Tulsa since 2019. Hayley has previously volunteered with Reading Partners and was an active member of the Junior Women’s Association of the Tulsa Boys Home.
- TULSA PEOPLE, 12.01.2018
- Oklahoma Bar Journal, 04.05.2018
Alerts & Publications
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2015
University of Arkansas, B.A., summa cum laude, 2011
- Oklahoma – 2015
- U.S. District Court, N.D. of Oklahoma - 2016
- U.S. District Court, W.D. of Oklahoma - 2016
- U.S. District Court, E.D. of Oklahoma - 2016