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Howard Berkson

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Tulsa, OK

5.0   6 reviews

About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    Many of our clients are curious about their rights and responsibilities under an agreement. Often, they are interested in enforcing a contract or existing judgment. Berkson is experienced in writing, negotiating, and enforcing many types of contracts including contracts for the sale of goods, for services, and both residential and commercial leases.

  2. Debt collection
    25%
    Berkson obtains and enforces civil judgments against both consumer and commercial debtors.

  3. Employment and labor
    25%
    Boston Avenue Law PLLC: Berkson will sue employers who do wrong. He will also assist employers in avoiding legal entanglements.

  4. Personal injury
    25%
    Berkson champions the rights of injured parties. He wants you to get the medical care you need and the compensation your deserve for lost work time, pain, suffering, and other harms.

Howard Berkson is a dedicated, practical, and detail-oriented attorney licensed to practice in Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law with Honors. While there, he received awards for highest grade in trial practice, legal research, and civil procedure. He was also the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Energy Law Journal, the official journal of the Energy Bar Association in Washington, D.C. The Energy Law Journal is one of the few peer reviewed journals in the legal profession.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Howard Berkson held executive positions involving a wide range of business and human resources management functions. He has in-depth knowledge of both business and HR practices. During his business career, Berkson has negotiated, written, red-lined, and disputed contracts. He has answered charges, handled inspections, and supervised audits involving numerous agencies including the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and various state agencies.

Berkson honed his analytical and writing skills while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Washington. He went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois. Berkson’s work can be found in such publications as The Energy Law Journal, Human Resource Management Review and Personnel Psychology.

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Licensed for 9 years
State OK
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Howard

Boston Avenue Law, PLLC
401 S. Boston Ave.
Suite 500
Tulsa, OK, 74103

Reviews

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Posted by Derrick | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and easy to work with
I was a little hesitant on hiring an attorney from many states away, but I had no other option. From the first conservation I had with Howard, I felt completely at ease. From here on out, I knew my case would be handled the way it should be. I am speechless on how responsive the firm was with emails/phone calls and keeping me informed on what the status of the case was. They take their work serious and make sure the client is well taken care of throughout the entire process. I could not of asked for a better firm to handle my case. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Initial Impression
I just consulted with Mr. Berkson based on his other excellent reviews. The issue was about a new car that was driven after the purchase date and before its delivery. He answered his phone in the car, and we had some bad service between us. I explained my situation briefly, and he paused to ask many questions, and continued to call me back if we dropped calls. He immediately gave me digestible perspective of the situation and his immediate timeline of events. I have yet to proceed further, but this initial impression was fantastic, after calling a few others cold, this was by far the best experience.
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Posted by Justin | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impeccably thorough, knowledgeable, and tenacious.
Mr. Berkson takes the time to sit down, contemplate, analyze and really decipher all options and angles to utilize for his cases. He often uses out of the box approaches for his clients. One of the many reasons I chose to use Mr. Berkson, he doesn't come across jaded, yet he comes across hungry, ready and willing to fight for justice. He's worked on a multitude of cases for me thus far, and I couldn't be happier with the results. If one finds themselves in need of an attorney, in the very least, give him a call, he'll shoot you straight and let you know how if he can help in any way.
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Posted by Edward | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Property Taxes
The city tried to raise the value of our property an additional $36,000. Mr. Berkson was able to protest the amount and our taxes remained the same. During the informal protest meeting he brought up issues they could not argue with and sometimes agreed.
Posted by Dana | January 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not only an attorney but a trusted advisor
I was in a car accident and had nerve damage from a ruptured disc. Howard was able to guide me through the rather intimidating process of receiving payment for my injuries. He was able to negotiate with the insurance company, as well as doctors providing care to me. I always felt that he had my best interest at heart. Howard was able to communicate through all mediums; text, email and phone, whatever worked best for me to have privacy when I was at work. I was able to ask many questions and Howard would patiently explain anything that I did not understand in my terms. He was very knowledgeable about my entire claim and was able to negotiate on my behalf to the insurance company. I would not have been successful in gaining the money I needed for future care without Howard. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2014
Great Results!
Mr. Berkson did two leases for me. One was a pasture lease and one was for cropland. He seemed very knowledgeable on the subject and made sure my interests were covered. Both leases were signed with minimal changes. I would use Mr. Berkson again if the need arises.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Boston Avenue Law PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Hagan Law Group
  • 2010 - 2013

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Stokely v. Dodd - one of my few defenses
  • Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his case with prejudice.

Associations

  • United States District Court
  • Western District of Oklahoma Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States District Court
  • Northern District of Oklahoma Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hudson-Hall-Wheaton American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tulsa Area Human Resources Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hudson-Hall-Wheaton American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Vice Chair of Bench and Bar Local Rules Subcommittee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Energy Law Journal
  • Executive Notes and Comments Editor
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Energy Law Journal
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Trial Practice: Excellence for the Future Award
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2013
  • Graduated With Honors
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2013
  • Executive Editor, Notes and Comments
  • Energy Law Journal
  • 2011
  • Legal Research: Excellence for the Future Award
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2010
  • Civil Procedure: Excellence for the Future Award
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Energy Law Journal
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (28)
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Howard Berkson is an outstanding lawyer who is known for his likeable personality as well as his professionalism. Howard has an excellent legal mind and provides stellar services to his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently settled a case with Mr. Berkson and I found Mr. Berkson to be extremely professional throughout the case. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. We would feel comfortable referring clients to Howard."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is a great friend. He helped me through a personal injury case, fighting for me against the insurer. He is professional in his work, prompt in communication, and zealous in his advocacy. I endorse Howard as a fellow attorney because I know he is competent, experienced, and able."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is terrific attorney with a great legal mind. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, yet still finds the time to assist other attorneys with complex legal issues."
Business Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is a great attorney who goes above and beyond to help his clients. He is always willing to find that answer and solution to a problem! He is also great resource to me when any business/employment question comes across my desk."
Business Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is an excellent lawyer who utilizes his his background in business to give a fresh, efficient and creative approach to his clients. If ever in need of a business/employment lawyer, use Howard."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Howard Berkson this past year. Howard's 20+ years of background in the corporate world is very helpful to his current practice. Howard is very knowledgeable about legal issues. He is a strong advocate for his clients and he is not afraid to fight for their rights. Howard is also always available to discuss legal questions with colleagues. I am happy to recommend Howard for your legal services."
Business Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simplest way I know to put it: Howard Berkson is a good lawyer. And they are rare. For me, as an estate planning attorney, I am keenly aware of issues that may threaten my clients' businesses and assets. If and when my clients seek advice about business, employment, or contract litigation or disputes, Howard is the first attorney that comes to mind. I have no reservations about referring anyone to him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is a trusted member of the local legal community. A large portion of my own practice is plaintiff's work and Howard is always my first call when evaluating and staffing any type of employment related matter. Northeast Oklahoma is beyond blessed to have an attorney available with the rare combination of both an encyclopedic knowledge of the law and incredible personal character."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want ethical sound legal advocacy, then look no further."
Business Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is an excellent and detail-oriented attorney. He is a very strong advocate for his clients and the law. Highly recommend Mr. Berkson."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Berkson is an asset to the legal community. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Howard Berkson is a highly knowledgeable and skilled attorney. He excels at legal writing, including: motions, briefs, petitions, etc... His skills in legal research add powerful support to his cases. Howard has a great demeanor with clients. It is evident they find him reassuring and comforting in even the most stressful of legal situations."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is extremely well respected in the community and is looked up to by all fellow attorneys. Clients report fantastic experiences with this lawyer and their experience speaks for itself!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Friend
"Howard is a phenomenal attorney who I personally seek the advice of regularly. His procedural knowledge and tenacity make him an invaluable asset for anyone looking to retain an attorney."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer. Have known him for years. I see him at the courthouse often and he gets amazing results. Have a great day!"
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Tulsa Contracts and agreements Lawyer Howard Berkson
Howard Berkson
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Tulsa, OK
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation