Thomas A. Layon

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  • Mr. Layon has presented papers and publications to such diverse groups as the: United States Judo Association, Oklahoma Judo Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tulsa County Medical Society, Tulsa Korean Society, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Oklahoma Private Investigators Association, Tulsa Junior College, National Business Institute, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Claims Association, Oklahoma Safety Council, University of Tulsa College of Law, Holland Hall School, Oklahoma Chiropractors Association, Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court, Rogers State University, Lorman Education Services, Tulsa Trial Lawyers Association, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Formal Education:

  • North Dakota State University, B.S. Economics, Minor Studies in Chemistry and Political Science (1971). Member - Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
  • University of Tulsa, J.D. (1974). Member - Law Journal Staff. Member - Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

Admitted to Practice:

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court.
  • Oklahoma - All State, County and Municipal Courts.
  • United States Supreme Court.
  • United States Claims Court.
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.
  • United States Court of Federal Claims.
  • United States Tax Court.
  • United States District Courts - Northern, Eastern & Western Districts of Oklahoma.

Pro Hac Vice Admissions:

  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas.
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah.
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Court of Common Pleas, Clermont County, Ohio.

Honors and Awards:

  • Peer Rated as “AV” for the “Highest Rating In Legal Ability and Ethical Standards” (20+ years).
  • Named one of “Tulsa’s Top Lawyers” by Tulsa People Magazine, 2011 and 2012.
  • Named “Outstanding Appellate Advocate” by the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association for 2007.
  • Named “Outstanding Advocate” by the Oklahoma Bar Association - Workers’ Compensation Section, 1998.
  • Elected to the United States Judo Association Hall of Fame in 1994.

Leadership Activities:

  • Green Country Golden Gloves Association: Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  • Koketsu Judo Club: Head Coach, Judo and Jujitsu Instructor.
  • Maple Ridge Homeowners Association: Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
  • Oklahoma Bar Association: Chairman - Workers' Compensation Section Board of Directors.
  • Oklahoma Judo Association: President and Legal Advisor to the Board of Directors.
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association: Member of the Board of Directors, President's Advisory Board, and Executive Committee; Contributing Editor to "The Advocate" - the Magazine of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Tulsa County Bar Association: Chairman - Workers Compensation Section; Member - Professional Responsiblility Committee and Criminal Law Committee.
  • Tulsa Trial Lawyers Association: Chairman and Co-Founder.
  • United States Judo Association: Vice-President and National Counsel, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Recording Secretary to the Board, Member and Legal Advisor to the Standards and Ethics Committee, National Clinician, National Rank Examiner, and Certified Coach.
  • University of Tulsa: President's Club Member, President - Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; President - John Rogers College of Law Student Bar Association.
  • Yoon's Judo School of Tulsa: President - Black Belt Council, Judo and Jujitsu Instructior.


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