Timothy L. Spencer

Associate

(918) 574-3042 | tim.spencer@mcafeetaft.com | Tulsa
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Tim Spencer is a trial lawyer whose state and federal practice encompasses a broad range of commercial and tort matters, including those involving complex business litigation, personal injury, products liability, professional liability, and insurance defense. He has developed hands-on experience in all aspects of civil litigation while representing clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of contexts, including breach of contract, personal injury (transportation), construction, products liability, and professional negligence.

Prior to joining McAfee & Taft in 2019, Tim practiced at a smaller Tulsa-based law firm, where he handled all aspects of general civil litigation, from pre-litigation to trial, and focused his practice primarily on large trucking/transportation defense.  He continues to devote a significant portion of his practice to defending transportation and trucking companies and automobile insurance carriers and their insureds against claims of personal injury and negligence arising from motor vehicle accidents.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation:

  • Obtained complete defense ruling at trial for one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems on claims of tortious interference and fraud related to the purchase of a new hospital system. 
  • Removed and subsequently obtained dismissal, via a 12(b)(6) motion, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma for a client on claims of breach of contract and fraud in relation to a land lease agreement.
  • Successfully represented a large real estate acquisitions group in its recovery of damages for fraudulent dealings in the purchase of rural Oklahoma real estate.
  • Obtained summary judgment for the defense and counterclaims for a local ranch on claims of breach of contract and fraud.  The ruling provided the client with judgment in the entirety of damages claimed, plus attorney’s fees.
  • Obtained favorable result for national environmental firm on claims of breach of contract, conversion and fraud in relation to a half a million-dollar sale of equipment.
  • Obtained reversal and remand from the Oklahoma Supreme Court on defendant’s motion to stay proceedings and compel arbitration.

Personal Injury and Transportation Defense:

  • Obtained sanctions against plaintiff and subsequent dismissal of claims on behalf of Global 500 beverage company involved in a transportation accident.
  • Obtained favorable result for client and insurance company in the defense of motor vehicle accident involving punitive damage exposure.
  • Obtained partial summary judgment for client in the defense of claims that an off-duty employee was in the course and scope of employment at the time of a motor vehicle accident.  The court agreed the individual was not in the course and scope of employment, which severally limited the plaintiff’s claims against our client.

Premises Liability:

  • Obtained dismissal for a Fortune 100 transportation company on premises claim that its parking lot was constructed in such a manner that it caused a motor vehicle accident. 
  • Obtained jury verdict on behalf of a plaintiff in a slip-and-fall case against a large convenience store chain.  

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • Operation Aware of Oklahoma (Board Member)
  • Tulsa Young Professionals

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Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2017
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Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Tulsa College of Law, 2017
    • Managing Editor, ABA SEER Year-in-Review; Editor, Energy Law Journal; 2 CALI Awards
  • B.S. (Sports Wellness and Management), cum laude, Oklahoma Christian University, 2013
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