Oklahoma Lawyer John R. Woodard, III, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tulsa in l965 and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in December of l967.
Following three years of trial practice as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Woodard returned to Tulsa and has been engaged in the active practice of law with emphasis in insurance coverage, personal injury, products liability and business litigation.
John R. Woodard is admitted to practice in the Courts of Oklahoma and before the United States District Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, the Western District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, the United States Court of Military Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Woodard has been a lecturer for the Oklahoma Bar Association through its Continuing Legal Education Program, the University of Tulsa Continuing Legal Education Program, and is author of “Punitive Damages for Bad Faith Breach of an Insurance Contract: It’s Unconstitutional,” 54 Oklahoma Bar Journal 1125, 1983. Mr. Woodard has also spoken at Defense Research Institute seminars and Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel programs. In 1999, he co-authored “Discovery of Litigation Databases Stored on the Internet: A Basis for Libel?” Volume 49, No. 4, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Quarterly 383-405. In 2008, he co-authored “Standard of Care” published – Headache, The Journal of the American Headache Society.
Involved in the Tulsa Community, Mr. Woodard has previously served as President of Family & Children’s Services, Chairman of the University of Tulsa – Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Tulsa, Inc. He is also a past President of Tulsa Opera, Inc.