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Ryan Fulda

Ryan Fulda focuses his practice on representing claimants in complex insurance disputes, property damage claims, and personal injury claims. Ryan has handled matters involving insurance law and torts since he began his practice over ten years ago.  He has represented clients in jury trials in state and federal courts in Oklahoma involving claims in excess of $1 million.  Ryan is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell.   Ryan is also an officer for the Insurance Law Committee for the Oklahoma Bar Association, and is a member of the Oklahoma Association for Justice.

In representing clients involved in disputes with insurance companies, Ryan frequently prosecutes claims arising out of injuries or damages caused by auto accidents, fires, floods, storms, and catastrophic events.  These disputes commonly center around issues regarding whether a claim was caused by a covered cause of loss under an insurance policy, the applicability of potential exclusions under an insurance policy, and determination of the amount of payment for a loss.  In the course of representing clients in such disputes, Ryan has litigated claims for declaratory judgment, breach of contract for insurance coverage, and bad faith handling of insurance claims.

Ryan also represents businesses in disputes involving claims for commercial property insurance coverage for damage to real property, buildings, and valuable equipment (such as unique manufacturing machinery and expensive oil and gas drilling implements), and claims for loss of income related to covered losses.

Ryan regularly represents clients in claims for recovery of insurance benefits for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage (“UM Coverage”).  Ryan regularly authors educational materials and presents at seminars on UM Coverage in Oklahoma. 

He also regularly represents clients in tort claims for personal injury and property damage, including claims for motor vehicle negligence, trucking negligence, premises liability, products liability, and professional liability. 

Ryan has been named a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” every year since 2013.  He has presented at seminars on issues regarding insurance coverage and jury trials.

Ryan grew up in Tulsa and attended the University of Oklahoma for his undergraduate degree and law degree.  After law school, he returned to Tulsa to practice law. 

Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma, 2006
  • B.A., Letters, University of Oklahoma (Phi Beta Kappa, Suma Cum Laude), 2003

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Oklahoma
  • Member of Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member of Insurance Law Section of Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member of Tulsa County Bar Association 

Representative Experience

  • Represented landlord (defendant) in three-day jury trial for breach of lease agreement.  Obtained defense verdict. Elezi v. Parker Strip Center, District Court of Tulsa County, CJ-2014-1204.
  • Represented product seller (defendant) in four-day jury trial for products liability.  Obtained defense verdict.  Terry Fritz v. Westlake Hardware, Toy Investments, Inc., District Court of Tulsa County, CJ-2008-7419.
  • Represented electrical contractor (plaintiff) in four-day jury trial for products liability.  Obtained verdict in favor of Plaintiff and finding of damages in excess of $900,0000.  White Electrical Services v. Franke Food Service Systems, Inc., United States District Court for Northern District of Oklahoma, 09-CV-0504.
  • Represented taxi/shuttle company (defendant) in four-day jury trial for negligence.  Plaintiff requested damages in excess of $1 million.  Jury returned verdict for only $163,000. Kay Tanner v. Airport Express, District Court of Oklahoma County, CJ-2008-11637. 
  • Represented truck driver and trucking company (defendants) in three-day lawsuit for motor vehicle negligence.  Obtained defense verdict. Casie Goins v. Texas Start Express, District Court of Ottawa County, CJ-2008-00277.
  • Represented contractor (plaintiff) in three-day jury trial for breach of contract.  Obtained verdict for plaintiff for 90% of damages requested. Whittlesey v. Morrow, District Court of Tulsa County, CS-2005-6010.
  • Represented plaintiff in three-day jury trial for motor vehicle negligence.  Obtained jury verdict in favor of plaintiff. Guse v. Patterson, District Court of Tulsa County, CJ-2007-3903.
  • Represented plaintiff in three-day jury trial for motor vehicle negligence.  Halloran v. Drake, District Court of Tulsa County, CJ-2010-03075.
  • Speaker at continuing legal education course, “Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law”.  Presented to attorneys and insurance claims professionals.  December 14, 2016.
  • Speaker at continuing legal education course, “Uninsured Motorist Coverage: From Fundamentals to Advanced Issues”.  Presented to attorneys and insurance claims professionals.  September 29, 2016 (upcoming).
  • Speaker at continuing legal education course, “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law – Made Simple”.  Presented to attorneys and insurance claims professionals.  December 8, 2015.  Offered by National Business Institute.
  • Speaker at continuing legal education course, “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage”.  Presented to attorneys and insurance claims professionals.  December 9, 2012.
  • Speaker at continuing legal education course, “Negotiating with Insurance Companies”. Presented to attorneys and insurance claims professionals.
  • “The Effective Expert Witness”, one-hour presentation made to Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support Class at The University of Tulsa Collins College of Business. April 14, 2016.
  • “The Effective Expert Witness: 3 Keys to Success”, one-hour presentation made to the Oklahoma Society of Forensic Accountants. March 4, 2016. 

Recognition

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013 - 2016