Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

- Albert Einstein

Mike Linscott is a civil litigation veteran and experienced trial lawyer, having tried over 40 jury trials and bench trials in the federal and state courts of Oklahoma, Texas and Pennsylvania. Particular strengths include environmental cases, particularly Superfund cost recovery litigation and environmental claim defense, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, personal injury and property claims defense, healthcare litigation, probate and trust disputes, business disputes, construction cases, real estate litigation, and arbitrations.

Mike’s clients include CERCLA PRPs, insurance companies and their insureds, property management companies, municipalities, energy companies, construction companies, banks, a national railroad company and other business entities.

Clients count on Mike to help them avoid and prepare for potential litigation before disputes arise. This preparation starts at the beginning of the relationship with contract drafting and effective communication. His experienced counsel puts the right strategies in place early on and often helps his clients resolve issues before expensive litigation is necessary.

  • Sucessfully represented a group of PRP’s in CERCLA (Superfund) cost recovery litigation over a site in East Texas.
  • Currently represent a PRP in CERCLA (Superfund) cost recovery litigation in the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • Currently represent insurance companies in bad faith litigation arising from life, property and casualty, and business interruption claims.
  • Sucessfully represented a national property company in a personal injury claim.
  • Successfully defended a Lemon Law case to a jury in federal court and won a defense verdict for a major international automobile manufacturer.
  • Currently represents a national property management company that acquires properties in Oklahoma for development with national retail chains.
  • Initiated and was part of the attorney team involved in the successful prosecution of a large Oklahoma municipality’s claims to clean up its water supply resulting from animal waste.
  • Successfully defended at trial a national life insurance company against claims of breach of contract and bad faith.
  • Successfully defended and resolved a rural water district 7 U.S.C. sec. 1926(b) case against a Northeast Oklahoma municipality and its utility authority.
  • Successfully represented a business client against unfair trade practices and breach of contract claims.
  • Successfully defended a national window distributor in multi-state litigation alleging product defects and breach of warranty claims for tens of millions of dollars covering over 70 hotel sites in 42 states.
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar judgment in Texas for an Oklahoma distributor against an out of state manufacturer for tortious interference and fraud.

  • ABA Negotiations Regional Champion
  • Am Jur Awards in Evidence, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law
  • AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, 2007-2022
  • Best Lawyers®, Tulsa, Commercial Litigation Law, 2018-2024

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors, NatureWorks, Inc. (NatureWorks sponsors an annual Wildlife Art Show and Sale in Tulsa to raise money for wildlife conservation efforts.)
  • Member, Will Rogers Rotary Club
  • Managing Editor of the Tulsa Law Journal (published)
  • Order of the Curule Chair and Order of Barristers