The Oklahoma City Law firm, Burton Law Group, P.C., was founded by the Late Lew Gravitt in 1992. Today, the firm is the people’s choice for personal injury attorneys, social security attorneys, and workers compensation attorneys. The firm serves all of Oklahoma and has offices in Oklahoma City, Walters, and Tulsa.

There are many attorneys in Oklahoma City but our firm gives every case the attention it deserves. You are not just another case in our office but rather someone we will treat like a family member. We will work tirelessly to pursue the benefits you are entitled to and we remain accessible throughout your case. Whether you have a car accident, social security disability claim, or workers compensation claim, we are here to help. People choose our law firm over others because we are extremely passionate about pursuing the rights of our clients – and about pursuing the maximum compensation possible under the law. We approach the case in a very personal manner. We talk to our clients, answer their questions and keep them updated throughout the legal process. Passion for Oklahoma City and the people who make it a great place to live.

Burton Law Group can provide services in a broad range of areas:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bankruptcy
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Workers Compensation
  • Boat Accidents
  • Employment Law
  • On the Job Injuries
  • Social Security Disability
  • Wrongful Death

We’re also passionate about our town, Oklahoma City, and the people who make Oklahoma a great place to live. Naturally, we are keen to pursue the rights of our people. We will always answer any questions you have regarding your case and utilize our resources to obtain the best outcome possible for you.

In 2016, our firm was instrumental in helping undo a great injustice passed into law at the request of a few irresponsible employers. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the Opt Out Act on September 13, 2016, as an unconstitutional special law. Dillard’s department store opted out of the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Act when it became lawful to do so on February 1, 2014. Subsequently, many injured workers were denied benefits that would have otherwise been due under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Employers were allowed to deny claims and if the employee sought an appeal the appeal was decided by Dillard’s much like the fox watching the hen house.

Though there are no guarantees, with the Burton Law Group, P.C., you can be confident that you have a capable and tenacious law firm at your side. We will devote our time, dedication, and all the resources necessary to pursue the best possible outcome for you.

Phone (800) 257-5533(800) 257-5533 for a free consultation with an Oklahoma City injury lawyer from The Burton Law Group, P.C.

Serving on a Jury, Oklahoma

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The American Justice System is a powerful institution.  It is because our justice system establishes and enforces laws made by the people to protect the rights of people and businesses that our American businesses thrive, and people from all over the world choose to migrate to the United States. Even with our complaints about the government and the flaws in our judicial system, it is highly effective. Consider that people actually risk their lives to enter this country – and our laws are one of the reasons. A fair trial is the American way.

Thus, the importance of service for trials in the U.S. is great. The system’s success rests on the participation of Americans, who agree to do their duty when called. This is true at the Federal, state and local levels of the judicial system.

In Oklahoma, the Court Clerk prepares and issues about 1,800 jury summons each month except in July and August when no jury trials are held. Names are selected at random from a list of licensed drivers or persons holding a current state identification document to participate in jury duty.  What to expect if you are selected to participate in Oklahoma follows.

Who can be selected to serve. In Oklahoma, all citizens of the United States who are also Oklahoma state residents meet the initial requirements for participation.  Having the qualifications of electors of the state, are competent jurors to serve on all grand and petit juries within their counties; provided, that persons over seventy (70) years of age and persons who have served as a grand or petit juror during the last five (5) immediately preceding calendar years shall not be compelled to serve as jurors in this state, and the court may excuse or discharge any juror drawn and summoned as a grand or petit juror if jury service would result in substantial hardship to the prospective juror.

Who can not be a juror.  Oklahoma residents who are not qualified to serve on a jury in the state are persons who are already serving as a member in the system for the purpose of upholding or interpreting the law.  This includes Justices of the Supreme Court, Judges of the Court of Civil Appeals, Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals or the District Court, licensed attorneys engaged in the practice of law, Sheriffs or deputy sheriffs.  In addition, Legislators during session of the Legislature who are involved in state business can not serve.  This also includes people who are in custody of alleged or convicted criminals.  This means jailers or law enforcement officers, state or federal.  Lastly, any individual who has been convicted of any felony, or who has served a term of imprisonment in any penitentiary, state or federal, for the commission of a felony, is not able to serve on a jury.

Length of service. How long jury duty lasts varies by case but, usually the duration ranges from 1 day to 1 week.  Jurors are usually expected to appear on Monday and Tuesday of the week they are called to service. If your service is requested, you may ask for an attendance certificate from the court clerk to note the dates of service, which you can then share with your employer.

Exemptions/postponements. Oklahoma residents who have served on a jury in the previous 5 calendar years are exempt. People who wish to be excused from jury service for a compelling reason must do so in person and bring evidence to support the reason for their request, such as for a nonrefundable travel ticket, a note from a physician verifying their physical or mental condition, or proof of dependency or guardianship of an individual who would suffer hardship if the individual served jury duty. Nursing mothers and service members on active duty may also ask for a postponement of service.

An important note: Under Oklahoma law, jurors must be reinstated to their same position at the completion of jury duty. It is illegal for an employer to discharge or discipline an employee for taking time off to serve as a juror provided that the employee notifies his or her employer within a reasonable period of time after receipt of the jury summons.  It is also illegal to require or request an employee to use sick, annual, or vacation time when serving as a juror.

Our personal injury attorneys encourage you to participate in the judicial system as a juror, should you receive a summons to duty. It is a unique aspect of being an American.

About Burton Law Group

Our legal team brings you a wealth of experience in car accident, social security disability, workers compensation and employment cases. We can also handle bankruptcies for businesses and individuals.

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