Alison A. Verret

Of Counsel

(918) 574-3089 | alison.verret@mcafeetaft.com | Tulsa
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Bio overview

Alison Verret practices in the area of product liability defense, with an emphasis in the automotive industry.  A large portion of her practice is devoted to asbestos litigation defense, including analysis of appropriate motion practice, defense strategy, and drafting pretrial motions.  Additionally, Alison assists as appellate counsel for Ford Motor Company in asbestos litigation, drafting pretrial motions, jury instructions, motions in limine, trial briefs, and drafting any necessary appellate briefs.

Over the course of her career, Alison has handled research and writing tasks in many types of cases, including automotive product liability, asbestos, eminent domain/condemnation, medical device product liability, employment, commercial, and premises liability.  Her briefing experience includes submissions to courts at all stages of litigation, including appellate submissions to the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Alison also served as counsel for a large multistate pipeline project involving management of multiple land acquisition issues and litigation matters associated with the construction process.

Alison’s achievements have earned her inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

Alison is active in her community, currently serving on the board of directors of Broken Arrow Seniors, Inc.  She graduated from Leadership Broken Arrow in 2015 and went on to chair that program, earning recognition as Committee Chair of the Year in 2019 by the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Representative Experience

  • Assisted with pretrial motions, motions in limine, trial briefs, and jury instructions in asbestos trial that resulted in a defense verdict.
  • Assisted with trial briefs, jury instructions, and evidentiary issues as appellate counsel in asbestos trial that resulted in a defense verdict.
  • Represented Enbridge Energy in all of its condemnation cases in Oklahoma associated with its Flanagan South project to obtain necessary easements for major oil pipeline crossing multiple states, as well as other landowner suits related to project.
  • Assisted a construction company in contesting an OSHA citation.
  • Assisted a local quarry with contests of MSHA penalties.
  • Assisted a pipeline company with update of records retention policy and schedule.
  • Drafted motion for summary judgment on behalf of grocery store that resulted in voluntary dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims against the store.
  • Handled briefing and argument on appeal to district court and was able to obtain a more favorable ruling regarding wages due for an employer on remand to the Oklahoma Department of Labor.
  • Provided research, briefing and trial support, including drafting of jury instructions, trial brief, and motions in limine, in a case in Mayes County, Oklahoma, in which a defense verdict was obtained in favor of a loss prevention investigator who was an employee of a shoe retailer. The case involved allegations of wrongful termination, kidnapping, false imprisonment, coercion into signing documents under false pretenses, and falsely procuring a person’s signature.
  • Drafted successful motion for summary judgment for an automobile manufacturer in a products liability case pending in federal district court.
  • Drafted successful motion for summary judgment in favor of an employer in a case involving allegations of respondeat superior and negligent entrustment.
  • Research and briefing associate on a successful appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that affirmed judgment in favor of corporate timberland owner in an action involving claims of trespass by the landowner and claims of adverse possession made against that owner.
  • Research and briefing associate on a successful appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that reversed a dismissal by the trial court in an action seeking to enjoin state court proceedings pursuant to the Anti-Injunction Act.
  • Provided legal advice to a national telematics service provider regarding potential liability exposure arising out of contracts to provide emergency medical services, including emergency medical dispatch and pre-arrival instructions, through satellite and cellular technology installed in automobiles.
  • Provided legal advice to a national telematics service provider regarding state and local emergency medical services statutes, regulations and relevant case law in all 50 states.
  • Drafted motion for summary judgment on behalf of component part manufacturer in a products liability case that resulted in voluntary dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims against the manufacturer.
  • Drafted motion for summary judgment on behalf of a product manufacturer involving the economic loss doctrine and statute of limitations issues that resulted in voluntary dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims against the manufacturer.
  • Drafted motion for summary judgment for manufacturer in asbestos litigation that resulted in voluntary dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims against the manufacturer.
  • Briefed interlocutory appeal to the Oklahoma Supreme Court involving interpretation of statutory penalties under the Oklahoma Franchise Tax Code.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys
  • Honored with the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce’s Committee Chair of the Year Award (2019)

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association (Secretary, Appellate Practice Section)

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • Broken Arrow Seniors Inc. (Director)
  • Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation (Advisory Director)
  • Leadership Broken Arrow (Chair, 2018-2019)
  • Leadership Broken Arrow (Class of 2015)

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Interlocutory Orders Appealable by Right

Oklahoma Bar Journal |

From deference to contempt

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Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2005
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
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Education

  • J.D., with highest honors, University of Tulsa, 2005
    • Order of the Curule Chair; Editor, Tulsa Law Review; Phi Delta Phi
  • B.A. (English), magna cum laude, University of Tulsa, 2002
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