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General Defense


204 North Robinson, Suite 1000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Established: 2000

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Asbestos
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation

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About Us

Jennings Teague represents domestic and international manufacturers and insurance carriers in high-stakes, complex litigation, efficiently and capably handling cases in district and appellate courts. The firm provides professional service to clients with aggressive claim investigation, thorough case preparation, excellence in oral and written advocacy and persuasive trial presentation. Our attorneys serve local, national and international clients in the state of Oklahoma and courts throughout the United States.

The firm employs experienced staff and utilizes investigators, experts and consultants to provide a team approach to litigation. Contact Jennings Teague to learn how we can provide legal services to your company.

In today’s business world, companies in a myriad of industries and markets look to their insurance carriers for assistance in the event of a claim or lawsuit. Counsel for these insurers must become quickly educated as to the insured’s operation and be flexible in adapting a defense to meet the client’s specific needs.

The attorneys at Jennings Teague have years of experience in defending the interests of insurers and their insureds in areas as diverse as premises liability, construction litigation, transportation and trucking litigation, auto accidents, product liability, bad faith, employee claims, municipality and government matters, malicious prosecution, false arrest, and all manner of general tort claims. These lawyers also consult with insurers on issues of coverage and policy interpretation and have assisted in the drafting of policy language for insurers to comply with Oklahoma law. Jennings Teague has provided assistance to the insurance industry in response to class action lawsuits, serving as counsel in defense of local and multi-state class claims.

Regardless of the nature of the dispute, Jennings Teague can assist in analysis and investigation or in defense of federal or state cases to obtain a successful verdict or resolution of the insurance claim or lawsuit.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
  • Hyundai Motor America
  • Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


James A. Jennings, III

Oklahoma City, OK

Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • American, Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company (Board of Directors)
  • Bank2 (Board of Directors)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Oklahoma State University, B.A., 1971
  • The University of Oklahoma, J.D., 1974
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi

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J. Derrick Teague

Oklahoma City, OK

Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Education:
  • Oklahoma State University, B.S. Accounting, 1990
  • Oklahoma City University, J.D., 1993

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Linda G. Kaufmann

Oklahoma City, OK

Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Oklahoma, B.S., 1988
  • Oklahoma City University, J.D., 1991
Law Review:
Editor-In-Chief, Oklahoma City University Law Review (1990-1991)
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi

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W. Brett Willis

Oklahoma City, OK

Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • Oklahoma University, B.B.A., 1990
  • Oklahoma University, J.D., 1993

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Laura Eakens

Oklahoma City, OK

Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 2004
Education:
  • Oklahoma Baptist University, B.A., 2001
  • The University of Tulsa, Jur., 2004

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Todd A. Murray

Oklahoma City, OK

Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
Memberships:
  • American, Oklahoma (Mock Trial Committee) and Oklahoma County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Central Oklahoma, B.A., 1989
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D., 2010

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Jeff R. Beeler

Oklahoma City, OK

Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Oklahoma Bar Associations
  • American Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • The University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1972
  • The University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1975

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Krystle L. Hampton

Oklahoma City, OK

Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 2016
  • Texas, 2018
Memberships:
  • Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • University of Central Oklahoma, B.A., 2011
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D., 2015

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