…but it’s less than $20

My significant other hasn’t been feeling well.  Despite the fact that it’s 25 degrees outside, I warmed up my vehicle and drove to the nearest Walgreen’s.  I say hi to my favorite Walgreen’s associate, and to no surprise, spend too much time deciding whether to buy a 2 liter of 7up or diet Sprite.  I

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Do you have a FTCA?

Federal Tort Claims Act, also known as FTCA, is when someone is injured on government property or by an individual, such as a medical professional working for a government establishment.  But it doesn’t stop there… What Does Tort Mean? A civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs to another.

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Q&A

Ally Harrell, many have seen her name or spoken to her on the phone, but what is her role at Smolen Law? Besides being one of the hardest working individuals I have ever been around- Ally ensures deadlines are met, e-mails are answered (she gets a lot of e-mails), our lawyers are assisted, and client

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Their Lights Make Me Nervous

Police Officers are hardworking individuals like the rest of us. They chose a career and receive a paycheck same as you and I. Of course, none of this negates the fact that those flashing lights are intimidating. There are heartwarming videos of Law Enforcement Officers taking time out of their day to play basketball with

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Q&A

As we all know it takes a team of individuals to run a law office. We have attorneys and paralegals in our firm, but we also employ people who are the point of contact when potential clients want to speak with someone about their case, and others who request medical records. Lindsay is who we’re

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Malfunctioning Products

You’re the maintenance person for your department. The job entails monitoring equipment, making sure the area is clean for the other employees, and overall safety for the surrounding area. Music is playing in your headphones to drown out background noise, but you’re well aware of what is happening around you. A particularly large machine is

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Are you covered?

Illness and injury are inevitable. From allergies to broken bones, and life-saving procedures, no one is immune from seeing a doctor. They’re already offering flu shots for the upcoming seasons and I’ve heard about several children, under the age of ten, diagnosed with pneumonia (it’s only October!). Then, of course, you have the unexpected shoulder

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Online Harassment

A story about a college student being harassed online made it’s way to news outlets after the young woman, the target of the attacks, refused to remain silent. Twitter, the very popular social media platform is where the threats and name calling began. Taylor Dumpson, became an unsuspecting target of boldly expressed hate after “her

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Q&A with Laura Hamilton

I’ve been given the opportunity to ask the attorney’s at our firm professional, and personal questions. I think it’s an excellent way for former, current, and potential clients to find out a little more about the hard-working attorney’s that have, or could be working on their case some day. This week, one of our Partners,

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9/11 Newspaper

Still we rise

Those around to experience September 11, 2001 will never forget the impact this day had on the United States. I remember I was in band class when my teacher turned on her TV.  We watched in disbelief. The shock of such an attack sent a wave of chaos, anger, sadness, brokenness, and grief across the

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Divorce

I don’t know any couple that’s gotten married planning to divorce.  I’ve heard stories about people marrying the love of their life, and all-of-a-sudden find out their significant other has another lover, or behind closed doors the person who was once affectionately titled “best friend” has become terribly cruel, and abusive.  There are other couples

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Let’s Talk Opioids

Opioids are an epidemic, and the number of those addicted is rising. Unfortunately, the misuse of opioids is far too common, causing an estimated 130 deaths, in America, each day. Thankfully, as times goes on, more awareness, and attention is being brought to this worldwide heartbreak. On Monday, August 26, 2019 an Oklahoma judge ordered

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Right or Wrong?

Right or Wrong

I read a news article yesterday about US Customs Border Protection choosing not to vaccinate migrants.  In the article, Evelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the Office of Refugee Resettlement stated, “After leaving CBP custody, children without parents are sent into the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services, where flu vaccines are

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Making dreams come true

Goals & Dreams

What are your goals?  Dreams?  What gets your blood pumping?  What excites you? Is your life mundane or are you constantly on the move, and living as if today is your last? No successful person got anywhere sitting in the corner, twiddling their thumbs. No successful person stopped learning, stopped dreaming, or gave up when

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Mac keyboard

Para-what?!

Have you ever wondered what a Paralegal is?  Maybe you speculated, or haven’t even cared to find out. For those unsure of what a Paralegal does (known to some as a Legal Assistant), you’re going to find out in this post. Some would say a Paralegals’ most important role is to assist their attorney with

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Faces

A More Hopeful Future

Domestic Violence/Domestic Abuse is a horrible and heartbreaking reality for many. Not only is it an experience women and men both endure, children can also be caught in the crossfire. According to https://ncadv.org/statistics, more than 10 million women and men are victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner each year.  Let me repeat that,

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You are NOT a number.

We are incredibly humbled and grateful for our clients. The ability to serve them with integrity, professionalism, and respect is our top priority. Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to meet and represent a variety of individuals, and want to share with you how a few of them feel about The Alpha Firm. “Don

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It’s okay, we’ll get through this together.

It’s Saturday morning, the twins have soccer, you promised your mom you’ll meet for lunch with the kids, you also have a vet appointment set for the dog, and grocery shopping; can’t forget grocery shopping before dinner tonight with the neighbors.  Everything is planned out, and you’re confident it’s going to be a smooth day,

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Lemons Anyone?

You’ve heard the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. The pessimist is likely to focus on life giving them lemons. The optimist will make lemonade, and hope more lemons come their way to make a bigger batch. The realist’s focus is dealing with the lemons handed them, and then follow through with making

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Semi-Truck Accidents

It was Christmas Eve, my sister (we’ll call her Gina) was driving to spend the holiday with us when my parents received a gut-wrenching call; Gina was involved in an accident with a semi-truck.  My mother has always been great with organized chaos, and this was one of those times where it kicked in full

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Q&A with Donald E. Smolen, II

Donald E. Smolen, II is the Principal at Smolen Law.  He’s a Tulsa native, growing up on a ranch south of town. He attended the University of Tulsa for his undergraduate degree, and the University of Tulsa School of Law. Don, as many refer to him, is an impeccable attorney known as, “The Alpha Attorney,”

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