J. Drew Houghton is a native Texan who has been practicing law since 1998. Mr. Houghton had been in private practice in Oklahoma since 2003 before merging with Foshee & Yaffe, Attorneys at Law in 2011. His practice entails a broad range of specialties, including: insurance and bad faith litigation, general civil and business litigation, personal injury, mass torts, class actions, products liability, business formation and organization, and virtually all other aspects of a general litigation practice.
Prior to entering into private practice, Mr. Houghton worked with law firms representing both plaintiff and defense interests after graduation from the Oklahoma City University College of Law in 1998. These experiences sharpened Mr. Houghton’s broad understanding and unique perspective regarding litigation and trial strategy. In addition, Mr. Houghton also has extensive experience with routine legal matters involving contracts, property, and business transactions through his representation of individuals and small businesses. Before attending law school, Mr. Houghton earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Currently, Mr. Houghton’s practice at Foshee & Yaffe is focused as an insurance lawyer, representing victims of the May 2013 catastrophic tornadoes and subsequent wind/hail storms against their insurance companies for failing to deal fairly and in good faith during the claim process. Mr. Houghton represents clients in all Oklahoma State and Federal Courts and has presented oral argument before the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Association for Justice, the Robert J. Turner Inn of Court, and he is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and Washington State.
In his free time, Mr. Houghton is an avid cyclist and endurance athlete and has trained for and successfully completed a number of marathons, half-marathons, adventure runs, and cycling events.
|OK||Authorized to Practice Law||1998||11/27/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Ambassador of the Year||South OKC Chamber of Commerce||2013|
|Attorney||Foshee & Yaffe||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||J. Drew Houghton, P.C.||2002 - 2011|
|Attorney||Mullin, Hoard & Brown, LLP||2000 - 2002|
|Attorney||Mills & Whitten||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2011 - Present|
|South OKC Chamber of Commerce||Ambassador||2011 - Present|
|Oklahoma Association for Justice||Member||2002 - Present|
|Robert J. Turner American Inn of Court||Member||2002 - Present|
|Oklahoma Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Oklahoma County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|South OKC Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2015 - 2016|
|Oklahoma Association for Justice||Board Member||2013 - 2013|
|Oklahoma City University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Texas Christian University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|
|Watkins v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company||$9.9 M verdict on Individual Claims subsequently settled on a Class Basis for confidential settlement amount.|
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