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Michael D. Carter

Michael D. Carter
6301 Waterford Boulevard
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Michael Carter is a Partner in our Oklahoma City office where he focuses his practice on asbestos, talc, and silica defense, labor and employment, products liability, and workers’ compensation matters. Michael has defended multi-party asbestos, talc, respirable dust, silica, and benzene exposure cases in multiple jurisdictions across the United States, representing equipment manufacturers, distributors, contractors, premises owners, manufacturers of industrial and cosmetic talc products, manufacturers of joint compound, and manufacturers of fire brick, felt, gaskets, and kiln-entry suits. He has substantial experience  serving clients as National Coordinating Counsel in nationwide talc litigation.

In addition, Michael has many years’ experience in the field of workers’ compensation and  serves as  chair of the Oklahoma Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation. He works to counsel clients in all aspects of employment including the development of employment policies, human resources outsourcing, employer immigration compliance, and issues involving professional employer organizations.

Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He also holds a B.A. in Letters from the University of Oklahoma.

 

ADMITTED

  • Oklahoma 1982
  • United States District Court of Northern District of Oklahoma 1982
  • United States District Court of Eastern District of Oklahoma 1982
  • United States District Court of Western District of Oklahoma 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 1994

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law 1982
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma 1979

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel (President, 2017; Director 1998-2001, 2010-2012; Legislative Director 2012-2014)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) – Lawyers Representing Business (Board of Directors 2021- present; State Representative 2018-2021)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation (Chair, 2011-present)
  • Oklahoma Indigent Defense System (Board Member 1999-2001)
  • Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court XXIII (President, 2016-17)
  • Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Guaranty Fund (Board Member 2012-2018)

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year in OKC – Insurance Law 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year in OKC – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers 2017, 2020
  • Best Lawyers: Insurance Law 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Labor Law – Management 2019-present
  • Best Lawyers: Litigation – Labor and Employment 2020-present
  • Best Lawyers: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers 2012-present
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – January 23, 2023 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome Partners Christina Wolfram and Michael D. Carter to

Michael Carter is a Partner in our Oklahoma City office where he focuses his practice on asbestos, talc, and silica defense, labor and employment, products liability, and workers’ compensation matters. Michael has defended multi-party asbestos, talc, respirable dust, silica, and benzene exposure cases in multiple jurisdictions across the United States, representing equipment manufacturers, distributors, contractors, premises owners, manufacturers of industrial and cosmetic talc products, manufacturers of joint compound, and manufacturers of fire brick, felt, gaskets, and kiln-entry suits. He has substantial experience  serving clients as National Coordinating Counsel in nationwide talc litigation.

In addition, Michael has many years’ experience in the field of workers’ compensation and  serves as  chair of the Oklahoma Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation. He works to counsel clients in all aspects of employment including the development of employment policies, human resources outsourcing, employer immigration compliance, and issues involving professional employer organizations.

Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He also holds a B.A. in Letters from the University of Oklahoma.

 

ADMITTED

  • Oklahoma 1982
  • United States District Court of Northern District of Oklahoma 1982
  • United States District Court of Eastern District of Oklahoma 1982
  • United States District Court of Western District of Oklahoma 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 1994

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law 1982
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma 1979

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel (President, 2017; Director 1998-2001, 2010-2012; Legislative Director 2012-2014)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) – Lawyers Representing Business (Board of Directors 2021- present; State Representative 2018-2021)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation (Chair, 2011-present)
  • Oklahoma Indigent Defense System (Board Member 1999-2001)
  • Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court XXIII (President, 2016-17)
  • Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Guaranty Fund (Board Member 2012-2018)

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year in OKC – Insurance Law 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year in OKC – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers 2017, 2020
  • Best Lawyers: Insurance Law 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Labor Law – Management 2019-present
  • Best Lawyers: Litigation – Labor and Employment 2020-present
  • Best Lawyers: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers 2012-present
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – January 23, 2023 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome Partners Christina Wolfram and Michael D. Carter to