Tom Steichen is highly respected for his knowledge and experience in medical matters and the defense of multi-district medical product litigation representing leading manufacturers and distributors of name brand and generic drugs, prosthetics, surgical supplies, and medical implants and devices.
Tom has successfully defended numerous medical and pharmaceutical clients in lawsuits alleging claims involving manufacturer’s product liability, failure to warn, negligence and fraud. He also has experience obtaining summary judgment to exclude expert witness testimony under the Daubert standard of reliability and participated in some of the earliest Daubert challenges in medical products cases in federal district courts in Oklahoma.
Tom has been actively involved in both the Tulsa County and Oklahoma Bar Associations and previously served as chairman of both organizations’ workers’ compensation sections. He has been a featured speaker at the American Conference Institute’s Medical Products Seminar in New York City and has made presentations on the topics of ethics, Daubert challenges and workers’ compensation law at continuing legal education seminars for the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, Oklahoma Bar Association and Tulsa County Bar Association.
His achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
(commercial litigation; product liability litigation – defendants) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.
Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, Tom was a partner with Tulsa-based Eldridge Cooper Steichen & Leach, a corporate law firm he co-founded in 2002.