Emmanuel Edem | Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyer

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Emmanuel E. Edem

Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Car Accident, Wrongful Death, Slip & Fall Accident, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice

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Emmanuel E. Edem is a partner in the Oklahoma City law firm of Norman & Edem, PLLC. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University. He is listed in “Best Lawyers in America”. Mr. Edem has been listed as an Oklahoma “Super Lawyer” every year since the inception of the ranking. He is also rated AV – the highest rating of a lawyer given by the peer-reviewed Martindale reviewing system. During law school, Mr. Edem was the case comment editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review and a member of the National Moot Court Team. He received the Duane Box Faculty Award for his outstanding work as a student advocate. In 1989, Oklahoma City University recognized Mr. Edem as a Distinguished Law Alumnus. The university conferred on him an honorary doctor of laws degree. He currently serves as a member of the university’s board of trustees and chair of the law school’s executive board. Mr. Edem has provided extensive service to the legal profession. In 1995, he served as president of the Oklahoma Association For Justice (formerly known as the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association). From 1996 to 2000, he chaired the Oklahoma Bar Association Committee on Law Schools. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Master of the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court. He serves on the Oklahoma Supreme Court Standing Committee on Uniform Jury Instructions. He was named an Oklahoma Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Edem is a sustaining member of the American Association For Justice (formerly known as the Association Of Trial Lawyers Of America) and has served as a faculty member at the National College of Advocacy and the Ultimate Trial College at Harvard Law School. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is a past president of the Civil Justice Foundation and a trustee of the Roscoe Pound Foundation. In 1998, Mr. Edem was one of the few lawyers in the United States selected to participate in the American Bar Association’s Presidential Showcase Program, the “The Trial of the Century-The Sinking of the Titanic,” which took place at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Edem’s practice is limited to serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, products liability, medical malpractice, and general civil litigation. Mr. Edem is also involved, on a national basis, in cases arising out of the subprime mortgage crisis, and the securitization of mortgage loans by the financial industry.

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Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I represented the estate of a poor unemployed young man who died on the table during a procedure to install a dialysis catheter. The defense focused on the fact that the decedent was a diabetic who did not expect to live for a long time. I focused on the fact that laceration of his blood vessel was a breach of the standard of care, and that all life is sacred. I was also involved in a wrongful death trial that resulted in a seven figure verdict for the death of an 83 year old man. Significant verdict, in light of the advanced age of the decedent.

How did you build a successful practice?
I built a successful practice by being a legal educator, teaching law school, and being involved in the community.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should look for empathy in a lawyer, and a willingness to learn the technical aspects of each case.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge is important because you ought to culturally understand who might be on your jury.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
We provide information about our experience in similar cases, the statute of limitations, the legal requirements of bringing a successful case, and our guarantee of no fees unless we are successful. We also need to know all the interested parties up front so we can check for conflicts.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
The facts of the case, the location of the occurrence, the interested parties, the nature and extent of the injury. Location is important so we can check the potential venue of the case.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I was an adjunct law professor. In that role, I used to teach future lawyers how to prepare for everything from opening statements to closing arguments. For years, I have been a student of the law as well as the process.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect of what I do is to bring justice and accountability to those who think they are too powerful to be held responsible.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
I serve on the Board of Trustees of a university, play golf, and take care of my family.

Are you involved in your community?
I am still very involved in education. I also serve on the Uniform Jury Instruction Committee, and on the Admissions Committee of one of our Courts.

Position Organization Location Duration
PartnerNorman & Edem, PLLCOklahoma City, OKPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Oklahoma City University School of LawJ.D. Law SchoolN/A  
State / Court Date
Indiana
Oklahoma
  • Admitted | All Federal Oklahoma Courts
    Member | Oklahoma County
    Oklahoma | Chair, Law Schools Committee | 1996-2001
    Member | American Bar Associations; National Bar Association
    Member | Oklahoma City Association of Black Lawyers
    Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association | President | 1995
    The American Association for Justice | State Delegate | 1987-1992
    Awards Committee | Chair | 1988 - 1993
    Faculty Member and Diplomate | National College of Advocacy | 1986—
    President | Civil Justice Foundation | 1998-1999
    American Inn of Court CV | Master of the Bench | 1989—
    Member | American Board of Trial Advocates
    Fellow | Oklahoma Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Oklahoma “Super Lawyer”
    AV Rated | Martindale-Hubbell
  • Beal v. McCann, 910 P.2d 1099 (Okla.Ct.App. 1995); Duane v. Oklahoma Gas & Elec. Co., 833 P.2d 284 (Okla. 1992); Repp v. Anadarko Municipal Hospital, 43 F.3d 519 (10th Cir. 1994); Intercon, Inc. v. Bell Atlantic Solutions, Inc., 205 F.3d. 1244 (10th Cir. 2000); Dodoo v. Seagate Technology, Inc. 235 F.3d 522 (10th Cir. 2000), Vanderpool V. State, 1983 OK 82, McCullough V. Leede Oil & Gas, Inc., 617 F. Supp. 384, Factor V. YRC, Inc., 2014 US Dist. Lexis 103819.

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Licensed as Attorney in Oklahoma. Verified with Oklahoma Bar Association.May 19, 2020
Licensed as Attorney in Indiana. Verified with Indiana State Bar Association.May 19, 2020

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127 Northwest 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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