Hugh M. Robert

Hugh M. Robert

Hugh M. Robert focuses on complex litigation cases including business transactions, business torts, business dissolution, nursing home 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. He also serves as an Adjunct Settlement Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District.

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

Awards

  • Tulsa World’s One of Tulsa's 10 people to watch in 2015
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Outstanding Service Award to the Public Award, 2015
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Roger Scott Community Service Award, 2014-15
  • 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 and Board President of Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) foundation that raises money to help feed the hungry. 
  • Board of Directors Theatre Tulsa (2016-2021)
  • Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • President of the Alumni Board for the University of Tulsa College of Law (2017-2018)
  • Board of directors of Iron Gate (2012-2018)
  • CLE Chair for the Hudson Hall Wheaton Inns of Court (2011-2017)
  • President on the International Board of Directors of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity (2013-2015)
  • Board member on the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund (2013-2015)
  • Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund Secretary

Admissions & Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • All Federal Courts in Oklahoma (Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts)
  • Tribal Courts: Cherokee, Cheyenne and Arapaho Trial Court, Chickasaw, Osage, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), Potawatomi and Quapaw
  • Tulsa County Bar Association

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