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​Mr. Brooks has practiced law in Oklahoma City since 1975. He currently is the senior partner in The Brooks Law Firm. Mr. Brooks has concentrated his practice in the field of medical negligence with an emphasis on birth trauma cases. He also handles products liability and other personal injury cases involving death, brain injury, or catastrophic injuries. He has obtained numerous million dollar or greater verdicts and settlements for his clients. Mr. Brooks has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at legal and medical programs


Mr. Brooks is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys with Special expertise in the field of Medical Negligence. Mr. Brooks is the Founder of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Medical Malpractice: 85%
    41 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    41 years
  3. Defective Products: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-50%)

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  • Sherman A. Reed

    I endorse this lawyer. Gary's reputation among lawyers in Oklahoma County for handling medical malpractice cases is outstanding. On several occasions members of our firm have contacted Gary to co-counsel on these types of cases. I highly recommend Gary.

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Brooks Law Firm

7100 N. Classen Blvd.
Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK, 73116-7101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199407/05/2016
OKAuthorized to practice law197505/21/2010
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative199407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Oklahoma Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Oklahoma Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Oklahoma Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Oklahoma Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Oklahoma Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Oklahoma Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Oklahoma Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Oklahoma Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Oklahoma Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Oklahoma Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Member of the YearOklahoma Trial Lawyers Association2001
Presidents AwardOklahoma Trial Lawyers Association1994
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1985
MemberPhi Beta Kappa1972
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerGary L. Brooks & Associates1982 - Present
JudgeOklahoma Court of Appeals, Temporary Division No. 731981 - 1981
PartnerYon and Brooks, Attorneys at Law1980 - 1981
PartnerYon, Yon and Brooks1977 - 1979
AssociateYon and Yon, Attorneys at Law1975 - 1976
Legal InternYon and Yon, Attorneys at Law1974 - 1975
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Board Certified AttorneysBoard of Directors2014 - Present
American Board of Professional Liability AttorneysBoard of Directors2012 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard of Directors2010 - Present
American Board of Professional Liability AttorneysBoard Certified in Medical Professional Liability1998 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyState Coordinator1996 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy1994 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1994 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern/Western District of ArkansasMember1993 - Present
United States Court of Federal Claims Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasMember1989 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1986 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Tenth CircuitMember1986 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of OklahomaMember1985 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of OklahomaMember1985 - Present
Oklahoma Association for JusticeMember1978 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1978 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of OklahomaMember1976 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
American College of Board Certified AttorneysFounder2012 - 2012
American College of Board Certified AttorneysPresident2012 - 2014
Oklahoma State Board of Medical LicensureBoard Member2002 - 2010
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Scott v Bradford, 1979 OK 165, 606 P.2d 554Successful Appeal
Mowles v Hillcrest, 1991 OK CIV APP 118, 832 P.2d 24Successful Appeal
Hatcher v Porter, 2004 OK CIV APP 77, 99 P.3d 707Successful Appeal
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association AdvocateCyberlaw - Year 2000 Crisis1998
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association AdvocateCyberlaw - Internet Update1997
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association AdvocateCyberlaw - Hurricane Warning1997
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association AdvocateCyberlaw - You Belong on the Net1996
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association AdvocateCyberlaw - Know and Conquer1996
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association AdvocateCyberlaw - Internet or Bust1996
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationBeating the Odds At Trial1995
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationInitial Evaluation of the Medical Malpractice Case (Co-author)1995
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationProfessional Liability Update1995
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMedical Malpractice - Specific Issues in Obstetrical and Neonatal Malpractice with Emphasis on Fetal Outcome1991
Oklahoma Bar AssociationCross-Examination of the Medical Expert1991
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association College of AdvocacyFinding the Expert and Gathering the Literature1989
Oklahoma Bar Association/Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association/Defense Counsel AssociationExpert Witnesses1989
Oklahoma Bar AssociationApportionment Of Damages1988
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association College of AdvocacyFinding the Experts and Gathering the Literature1988
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association College of AdvocacyLocating Experts and Literature1987
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association College of AdvocacyLocating the Medical Expert in a Medical Malpractice Case1986
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oklahoma College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of OklahomaLettersBA - Bachelor of Arts in Letters with High Honors1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys 2013 Annual MeetingElectronic Medical Records – A Disaster Case Study2013
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys 2012 Annual MeetingElectronic Medical Records-Opportunities and Threats to the Legal Profession2012
Utah Trial Lawyers AssociationMedical Malpractice: Birth Trauma Cases2006
Oklahoma Bar AssociationTorts Potpourri2006
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMedical Negligence Update2003
Oklahoma Bar AssociationHandling Personal Injury Cases2000
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationTrial Lawyers Edge1998
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationTips and Tricks from 25 Years of Learning the Hard Way1998
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association and Oklahoma Bar AssociationThe Sexual Misconduct Case1996
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Medical Malpractice Case…Keep It, Refer It, or Punt It!1996
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationBeating the Odds at Trial1995
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationInitial Evaluation of the Medical Malpractice Case1995
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationProfessional Liability Update1995
Hillcrest Health Center Continuing Medical Education ProgramLegal Aspects of Medicine1994
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology College of Medicine University of OklahomaGrand Rounds1994
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMedical Malpractice1992
Oklahoma Bar AssociationTrial Preparation & Trial Techniques for Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Actions1991
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology College of Medicine University of OklahomaGrand Rounds1991
University of Oklahoma College of Law/Oklahoma Bar Association5th Annual Basic Course in Trial Advocacy1989
Oklahoma Bar Association/Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association/Defense Counsel AssociationExpert Witnesses - The Medical Doctor and the Economist1989
Hillcrest Health Center Intern Training ProgramMedical Malpractice1989
Hillcrest Health Center Continuing Medical Education ProgramMedical Malpractice/Contingency Fee1989
Oklahoma Bar AssociationCalculating and Proving Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases1988
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers AssociationFinding the Expert and Gathering Literature1986
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology College of Medicine University of OklahomaGrand Rounds1985
The Diagnostic Thermology Center University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterThermography, An Untapped Trial Tool1984