Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons
4323 NW 63rd St., Suite 110
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
(405) 528-4567 www.rbrlawfirm.com
The son of a construction worker and factory seamstress, Rick Bisher was raised to value hard work - a principle that he has continued to apply to his law practice.
A Missouri native, Rick spent a large part of his childhood in Central America as Rick's father transitioned from a blue-collar worker into construction management roles in Guatemala and El Salvador. The family returned to Missouri before Rick was a senior in high school. After graduation, Rick attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he received a B.S. degree in political science, marketing and management in 1984.
By then, Rick had his sights set on becoming a lawyer and enrolled at the University of Tulsa College of Law. During law school, Rick clerked for an attorney in Pryor, Oklahoma, and became a licensed legal intern during his final year in law school.
Upon receiving his J.D. in 1987, Rick launched his law practice, which has continued to focus on plaintiff's personal injury cases ever since. He concentrates his work on cases involving catastrophic injuries, defective products, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, and nursing home negligence.
Along the way, Rick has achieved numerous significant outcomes, including a number of seven-figure verdicts and settlements. As a result, Rick was invited to become a member of the prestigious Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, a distinction reserved for less than 1 percent of lawyers in the United States. He has also been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Rick is one of only 5 percent of Oklahoma lawyers to be listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers Magazine.
Asked what he likes best about his work, Rick says it satisfies his love of competition: It's the challenge of going up against the silk-stocking law firms and providing justice for the little guy.?
When he's not practicing law, Rick devotes most of his spare time to a second pursuit. He owns a ranch outside Oklahoma City and raises registered Angus cattle.
Overview AREAS OF PRACTICE: Medical Malpractice Products Liability Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Insurance Bad Faith Catastrophic Injuries
BAR ADMISSIONS: Oklahoma, 1987 S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit S. Supreme Court
EDUCATION: University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1987, Juris Doctor Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1984, Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Marketing and Management Honors: Academic Scholarship
PUBLISHED WORKS: Determining and Proving Damages, Co-author, 1990 and 1992
HONORS AND AWARDS: AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Sterling Who's Who Executives Directory Life Member Acceptance in National Registry of Who?s Who Oklahoma Super Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorneys- National Trial Lawyers Association Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys In Oklahoma -National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS: American Bar Association, Member Oklahoma Bar Association, Member American Association for Justice, Member Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member Oklahoma Association for Justice, Member Lawyers for Working Oklahomans, Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES: Delta Theta Phi
LECTURER Advanced Insurance Bad Faith Damages in Personal Injury Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Oklahoma Bad Faith 101 Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Claims Bad Faith Litigation in Oklahoma RES