Donald E. Smolen, II

THE ALPHA ATTORNEY

PRINCIPAL

Donald E. Smolen, II, grew up on a ranch south of town in Tulsa, OK. Donald earned his undergraduate degree and law degree at the University of Tulsa.

In addition to attending the university of Tulsa College of law, he was an editor for the Tulsa Law Review. He received many distinguished awards during his time in Law School. He is married with four boys.

After graduating from law school, he began practicing law in Oklahoma. Donald handles all types of lawsuits, but focuses most of his time on the following: 

  • Catastrophic Tort
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers Compensation
EDUCATION
  • University of Tulsa, B.A. Political Science, 2000
  • University of Tulsa, J.D., with highest honors, 2003
HONORS & AWARDS
  • Order of the Curule Chair
  • Order of Barristers
  • ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
  • Bioethics and the Law Book Award
  • The International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award
  • CALI Award, Comparative Bioethics and the Law
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers Rising Star Honoree – 2011, 2013 – 2017
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers Super Lawyer Honoree 2018-2019
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association (2006-present)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association ( 2006-present)

Our Commitment :

“To provide exceptional legal services 

with integrity, professionalism and respect.”

GET SMART. GET SMOLEN.

Laura L. Hamilton

Partner

Laura L. Hamilton prides herself on guiding people through some of the most stressful and difficult times in their lives. She gives clients a voice when they feel like they don’t have one. 

Laura grew up in a military family where discipline and determination were emphasized. Daily application of these principles in her everyday life is key in achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.

She has been instrumental in securing tens of millions of dollars in settlements for our clients since she began practicing in 2009. This includes over $15 million in 2017 and 2018 alone. In conclusion, Laura is dedicated to getting the best results possible.

"LOSING IS NOT AN OPTION!"
EDUCATION
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., Letters/Political Science, with honors, 2006
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., with honors, 2009
HONORS & AWARDS
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Thompson Reuters Super Lawyer Rising Star in Oklahoma (multiple years)
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association

James D. Sicking, Jr.

Partner

Now in his third decade as an attorney, James D. Sicking, Jr., has had an incredibly diverse career. He has served as a public defender, in-house counsel for an oil and gas company, and now as a partner with Smolen Law.

In each of these roles, James has been a strong proponent for the rights of “the little guys,” or those who face long odds in receiving justice against a daunting opponent. 

No “little guy” is too little, and no opponent is too large—including the federal government, which James fought in a landmark mineral-rights case on behalf of a client, and won.

"WHEN JAMES AGREES TO TAKE YOUR CASE, HE IS FULLY INVESTED IN FIGHTING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!"
EDUCATION
  • Oklahoma State University, B.A., Business Administration, 1990
  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1999

Jack Warren

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Jack Warren joined Smolen Law in September 2018. Fresh out of law school, Jack went straight to work for our clients. He applies his boundless energy, quick mind and big heart in working on a wide range of legal matters, gaining invaluable experience with each case.

Jack prides himself on being an excellent communicator, and is dedicated to delivering the utmost professional service and moving cases toward successful resolution in a timely fashion.

EDUCATION
  • University of Oklahoma, B.B.A, 2015
  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., with honors, 2018
HONORS & AWARDS
  • Graduated law school with honors

Lawrence Murphy, Jr.

of counsel

Lawrence R. Murphy, Jr., was born in Waterbury, CT. In 1994, Lawrence moved to Tulsa, OK to attend the University of Tulsa College of Law. Upon receiving his Juris Doctor in 1997, he began practicing law in Tulsa.

He has been involved in the successful resolution of several major class-action and bad-faith cases. Currently Lawrence is involved in matters throughout the U.S. in both federal and state courts. 

Lawrence also takes time to represent individuals faced with personal legal challenges, and routinely represents local businesses in complex business litigation disputes.

EDUCATION
  • Saint Anselm College, B.A., Psychology, 1994
  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1997
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