Tulsa Oklahoma Attorneys Sneed Lang Herold PC

1700 Williams Center Tower I
One West Third Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103

Telephone: 918.588.1313
Facsimile: 918.588.1314
E-mail: gstidham@sneedlang.com

G. Steven Stidham is a former federal prosecutor in Oklahoma and Miami, Florida, with extensive trial experience. He has been recognized by the American Board of Trial Advocates since 2000 and is an original SuperLawyer honoree. He has practiced law since 1979, and has been with Sneed Lang P.C. since 1982, in civil and criminal litigation. He is a 5th generation Oklahoman and an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. His great-great grandfather was Chief Judge for the Tribe.

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Serious Injury and Malpractice Litigation

Professional Associations:

  • Tulsa County Bar Association (Professional Responsibility Committee 1985-2000; Chairman, 2002)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Government Service:

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Oklahoma (1980 – 1982); Chief of Condemnation Section
  • Special Prosecutor, Southern District of Florida (1981)
  • Criminal Justice Act Indigent Federal Criminal Defense (1982-Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors of Oklahoma Indian Legal Services (1984-1986)
  • Member, Oklahoma Scenic River Commission (1992 – 1998; Chairman, 1996 – 1998)
  • Counsel for Oklahoma Insurance Department and Oklahoma Receivership’s Office (2007- current)

Education:

  • Colorado College (B.A. magna cum laude, 1976)
  • University of Michigan (J.D. 1979)

Bar Admissions:

  • United States District Courts, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth (1980), Fifth (1980), and Eleventh Circuits (1989)
  • United States Supreme Court (1990)
  • United States Tax Court (1990)

Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating (1994 to present).
  • Barrister, Johnson & Sontag Chapter and Council Oak Chapter American Inns of Court (1994 to present)
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (2000 to present)
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Presidential Award for Outstanding Contribution to Tulsa County Bar Association (2002)
  • Original Honoree Oklahoma Superlawyers (2006 to present)

Community and Legal Contributions:

  • Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma (1990-1993)
  • Neighbor for Neighbor (1998-2002)
  • Volunteer, Tulsa Lawyers for Children (2001-2002)
  • Member, Criminal Justice Act Indigent Federal Criminal Defense (1982-present)
  • Chair, Oklahoma Bar Association Ethics Committee (1984)
  • Chair, Tulsa County Law Day (1985)
  • Chair, Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission (1994-1995)
  • Chair, Tulsa County Law Related Education (1999-2000)
  • Chair, Tulsa County Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee (2000-2001)
  • Chair, Corporate Fundraising for Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma (2000-2001)
  • Member, three terms on the Tulsa County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Elected, at large position Tulsa County Bar Association Board of Directors (1998)
  • Sustaining Fellow Oklahoma Bar Foundation (1999-present)
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (2000-present)

Noteworthy Cases:

  • Karr v. Hefner, 475 F.3d 1192 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 2007)
  • BP America, Inc. v. State Auto Property & Cas. Ins. Co., 148 P.3d 832 (Okla. 2005)
  • United States v. Reitmeyer, 356 F.3d 1313 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 2004)
  • Ply v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 81 P.3d 643 (Okla. 2003)
  • Bowen v. Amoco Pipeline Co., 254 F.3d 925 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 2001)
  • Burke v. Webb Boats, Inc., 37 P.3d 811 (Okla. 2001)
  • Ni Fuel Co., Inc. v. Jackson, 257 B.R. 600 (N.D. Okla. 2000)
  • Dome Corp. v. Kennard, 172 F.3d 1278 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1999)
  • Tyler v. Sterling Drug, Inc., 19 F.Supp.2d 1239 (N.D. Okla. 1998)
  • Thomas v. Denny’s, Inc., 111 F.3d 1506 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1997)
  • Cray v. Deloitte Haskins & Sells, 925 P.2d 60 (Okla. Sup. Ct. 1996)
  • United States v. Gass, 936 F.Supp. 810 (Okla. 1996)
  • Grantham v. Ohio Cas. Co., 97 F.3d 434 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1996)
  • Grantham v. Tulsa Club, Inc., 918 P.2d 419 (Okla. App. 1996)
  • United States v. Bohl, 25 F.3d 904 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1994)
  • United States v. Williams, 504 U.S. 36 (U.S. (Okla.) 1992)
  • Tarabishi v. McAlester Regional Hospital, 951 F.2d 1558 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1991)
  • United States v. Denny, 939 F.2d 1449 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1991)
  • Adair v. Clay, 780 P.2d 650 (Okla. 1988)
  • United States v. Rogers, 786 F.2d 1000 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1986)
  • United States v. Busch, 758 F.2d 1394, C.A. 10 (Okla.) 1985
  • Mid-America’s Process Service v. Ellison, 767 F.2d 684 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1985)
  • United States v. Dumas, 688 F.2d 84 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1982)
  • United States v. Massey, 687 F.2d 1348 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1982)
  • United States v. Mathis, 668 F.2d 1157 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1982)
  • United States v. Boss, 652 F.2d, 36 (C.A. 10th Cir. (Okla.) 1981)

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