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Bill Wilkinson was born in Comanche, Oklahoma in 1944. He moved to Bristow, Oklahoma, as a teenager and graduated as a Purple Pirate in 1962. He was admitted to the University of Oklahoma as a member of the President’s Leadership Class and received his Bachelor of Science in 1966. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa in 1968. He has lived and practiced in Tulsa for the last 40 years.
Throughout his legal career, Mr. Wilkinson has worked hard to establish and maintain a law practice with the highest competence, experience and standards. For more than 40 years, he has practiced in the areas of employment law, education law, business and banking, commercial law, appellate law and trial practice. He is admitted to practice law in every District Court in Oklahoma and every United States District Court in Oklahoma. Mr. Wilkinson is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He has tried countless jury trials and has earned a reputation as a highly effective litigator.
In 1992, Mr. Wilkinson was selected by the Governor of Oklahoma to serve a five-year term as a Commissioner for the Department of Human Services (DHS). In that role, he served as a member of the governing board for all departments of DHS. Mr. Wilkinson was instrumental in establishing a new program in Oklahoma called the Advantage Waiver Program. The program allows elderly individuals to receive care and assistance in their own homes instead of being forced to move to a nursing home. For his work, Mr. Wilkinson received the prestigious Agent of Change award from the Oklahoma Long Term Care Authority in 2007.
Mr. Wilkinson is active in his church and has served on many committees and boards, including the Board of Trustees and the Newcomers Board which welcomes new members into the church. He has always been very active in Oklahoma politics and enjoys participating in local, statewide and national elections. Mr. Wilkinson has served as a Tulsa County Chairman and a state delegate, and he has attended the inaugural celebrations for two different presidents.
Many different organizations have requested that Mr. Wilkinson speak and present at their events. As a result, he has taught hundreds of other Oklahoma lawyers through the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Lorman Education Services, Sterling, the National Business Institute and Meds-PDN. The seminar presentations are based on Mr. Wilkinson’s hands-on trial experiences and his anecdotal stories involving those experiences. He blends a discussion of legal theories with the practicalities of the courtroom.
Bill Wilkinson has been married for 44 years and is the proud father of three daughters and grandfather of four granddaughters and two grandsons.
Mr. Wilkinson has taught hundreds of other Oklahoma lawyers through the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Lorman Education Services, Sterling, the National Business Institute, and Meds-PDN. The seminar presentations are based on his hands-on trial experiences and his anecdotal stories involving those experiences. He strives to blend a discussion of legal theories with the practicalities of the courtroom. Some of the seminars at which Mr. Wilkinson has been an instructor include:
For skilled representation in employment law matters, call the Tulsa law office of Wilkinson Law Firm at 918.663.2252 or contact us online. We look forward to discussing your case.