J. Derek Ingle was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1967. He was raised in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and attended the University of Tulsa where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing in 1991 and his law degree in 1994. While in law school, Derek was a member of the academic honors fraternity of Phi Delta Phi and was a Federal Judicial Intern to the Honorable Thomas R. Brett, Chief Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
After graduating from law school, Derek began representing large corporations and their insurance companies in civil litigations. After many successful verdicts defending these corporations, Derek switched and began representing individuals in civil litigations against large corporations and their insurance companies.
Derek has been practicing law for 24 years after graduating with honors from the University of Tulsa. He has a reputation as a hugely talented lawyer. When Derek is examining a witness, the witness is always well-advised to tell the truth.
Expertise in Cross-Examination: Derek has a phenomenal ability to expose a lie, which is one of the major goals of cross-examination. Derek is handles major, high-profile cases. He is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and successful trial attorneys in the State of Oklahoma. In 2016, Derek was named Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the year by the Oklahoma Association for Justice. Some of the outstanding results Derek has achieved are:
$9 million verdict for families who lost their homes and farms in a massive wildfire
$6.8 million settlement for a man injured by electrical shock
$3.75 million settlement for minors injured by a faulty product
$3.6 million settlement for man injured in oil field
$3.1 million settlement for person injured by a semi-tractor trailer
$1.95 million settlement for person injured at a fitness center
$1.65 million settlement for woman killed in auto collision
$1.3 million verdict for a person wrongfully terminated
$1 million settlement for civil rights violations by law enforcement
Derek is a trial attorney and with an emphasis in difficult, complex litigation. He practices in a broad area of civil litigation, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, trucking incidents, civil rights, insurance bad faith, product liability, and personal injury. He is a member of the Tulsa County and Oklahoma Bar Associations. He provides articles and speeches in the area of civil trial practice law.
Areas of Practice
- Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death
- Injuries and Death caused by Semi-tractor Trailers
- Civil Rights Litigation
- Employment law and wrongful termination
- Product liability
- Sexual harassment
- Bad faith claims against insurance companies
- Medical malpractice
- Oklahoma, 1995
- US District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1995
- US District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1995
- US District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1995
- US Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1995
- US Supreme Court, 2015