Prior to retiring in December 2017, trial lawyer Tom Steichen concentrated his practice on product liability and intentional torts defense and was particularly regarded for his knowledge and experience in medical matters and the defense of multi-district medical product litigation. His clients included leading manufacturers and distributors of name brand and generic drugs, surgical supplies and medical devices.
In addition to being actively involved in both the Tulsa County Bar Association and Oklahoma Bar Association, Tom was a featured speaker at the American Conference Institute’s Medical Products Seminar in New York City and 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 extensive speaking credits also included presentations at events sponsored by the University of Tulsa, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Safety Council, Risk Management Association, and the National Business Institute. Tom also previously served as an adjunct professor of law at the O.W. Coburn School of Law.
Over the course of his distinguished legal career, his achievements as a trial lawyer earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (commercial litigation; insurance law; 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.