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Hugh M. Robert

Hugh M. Robert focuses on complex litigation cases including business transactions, business torts, business dissolution, nursing home/medical negligence, real estate transactions, and condemnation. He also represents and works with non-profit foundations and organizations advising them on state and federal compliance issues, policy and procedure best practices, intellectual property and licensing, and board governance issues. Hugh serves as outside general counsel to businesses of varying sizes handling contracts, business acquisitions, real estate transactions, human resources matters, and risk assessments.  He does private mediations on various types of cases including business torts, business disputes, business dissolutions, contract disputes, personal injury, and non-profit/homeowner’s association disputes.

While at the University of Tulsa College of Law, he served as Articles Editor for the peer-reviewed Energy Law Journal. He was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors fraternity. He was on the Dean's honor roll, received the Outstanding Service Award from the Law & Medicine Society, Phi Delta Phi Professional Responsibility Award, and Cali Awards (highest grade) in Mental Health Disability Law, Civil Procedure, Pre-Trial Practice, and Professional Responsibility.  He also received the Martin H. Belsky Award in Public Interest Law for his demonstrated commitment in the areas of public service, diversity, religious respect and promotion of constitutional values in 2008. 

Hugh is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating from this national attorney rating service. 

Education

  • University of Tulsa, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Georgetown Law, Representing and Managing Tax Exempt Organizations

Publications & Presentations

  • "Non-profits, what is your exposure" presentation to the Tulsa County Bar Association (2013).
  • "Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT): What Is It and Why Should My Exempt Organizational Clients Care?" in The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 83, No. 14, May 19, 2012, pgs 1237-1240 
  • Lessons of Prudhoe Bay: An Examination of Low-Stress Pipelines Regulations, American Bar Association Energy Committee Newsletter (Vol. 5, No. 3, p. 10-13, June 2008).  
  •  “Hot Coffee, A Review of the Hot Documentary of the Summer,” Advocate (the Journal of the Oklahoma Association for Justice), vol. 42, no. 3, Fall 2011
  •  “Ballot Initiative,” Advocate, vol. 41, no. 3, Fall 2010
  • "A Thumbnail of Prospective v. Retroactive Application," Advocate, vol. 41, no.1, Spring 2010
  •  “Election 2010: How and Why to Be Involved?” Advocate, vol. 40, no. 1, Winter 2009. 
  •  “Involuntary Representation” presentation to the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group (Sept. 2010)
  • “Proving Common Nursing Home Claims- Pressure Ulcers, Falls, and Wandering”); presented to the Oklahoma Bar Association Nursing Home Litigation CLE on Nov. 2010
  •  “Medicine for Lawyers” presentation at the Tulsa County Bar Association 2011
  • He taught Elder Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law (2012 and 2015)  

Awards

  • Tulsa World’s One of Tulsa's 10 people to watch in 2015
  • Tulsa Business & Legal News "Power Attorney" in 2013
  • Iron Gate’s Volunteer of the Year award and volunteer under 40 award in 2011
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law Distinguished Young Alumni in 2010

Service

  • Co-founder of Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) foundation that raises money to help feed the hungry.  
  • Board of directors of Iron Gate
  • Board of directors of the Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • Vice-President of the Alumni Board for the University of Tulsa College of Law
  • CLE Chair for the Hudson Hall Wheaton Inns of Court
  • Membership Committee Chair of the Tulsa County Bar Association.
  • President on the International Board of Directors of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity (2013-2015)
  • Board member on the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund (2013-2015)

Admissions & Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • All Federal Courts in Oklahoma (Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts)
  • Cherokee Tribal Court, Osage Tribal Court, and Cheyenne and Arapaho Trial Court. 
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Hudson Hall Wheaton Chapter of the American Inns of Court