Emmanuel E. Edem

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Emmanuel E. Edem is a partner in the Oklahoma City law firm of Norman & Edem, PLLC. He earned a juris doctor degree from Oklahoma City University. He is listed in “Best Lawyers in America”. Mr. Edem has been listed as an Oklahoma “Super Lawyer” every year since the inception of the ranking. He is also rated AV – the highest rating of a lawyer given by the peer reviewed Martindale reviewing system.

During law school, Mr. Edem was the case comment editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review and a member of the National Moot Court Team. He received the Duane Box Faculty Award for his outstanding work as a student advocate.

In 1989, Oklahoma City University recognized Mr. Edem as a Distinguished Law Alumnus. The university conferred on him an honorary doctor of laws degree. He currently serves as a member of the university’s board of trustees and chair of the law school’s executive board.

Mr. Edem has provided extensive service to the legal profession. In 1995, he served as president of the Oklahoma Association For Justice (formerly known as the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association). From 1996 to 2000, he chaired the Oklahoma Bar Association Committee on Law Schools. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Master of the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court. He serves on the Oklahoma Supreme Court Standing Committee on Uniform Jury Instructions. He was named an Oklahoma Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Edem is a sustaining member of the American Association For Justice (formerly known as the Association Of Trial Lawyers Of America) and has served as a faculty member at the National College of Advocacy and the Ultimate Trial College at Harvard Law School . He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is a past president of the Civil Justice Foundation and a trustee of the Roscoe Pound Foundation.

In 1998, Mr. Edem was one of the few lawyers in the United States selected to participate in the American Bar Association’s Presidential Showcase Program, the “The Trial of the Century-The Sinking of the Titanic,” which took place at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association in Toronto , Ontario , Canada.

Mr. Edem’s practice is limited to serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, products liability, medical malpractice and general civil litigation. Mr. Edem is also involved, on a national basis, in cases arising out of the sub prime mortgage crisis, and the securitization of mortgage loans by the financial industry.

Oklahoma County, Oklahoma (Chair, Law Schools Committee, 1996-2001) and American Bar Associations; National Bar Association; Oklahoma City Association of Black Lawyers; Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1995); The American Association for Justice (State Delegate, 1987-1992; Chair, 1988-1993, Awards Committee; Faculty Member and Diplomate, National College of Advocacy, 1986—; President, Civil Justice Foundation 1998-1999); American Inn of Court CV (Master of the Bench, 1989—); American Board of Trial Advocates. Fellow: Oklahoma Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Phi Alpha Delta. Chairman, Moot Court Board. Member, Order of the Barristers. Outstanding Alumnus, 1989. Case Comment Editor, Oklahoma City University Law Review, 1981-1982. Author: “Alimony for Men: The Thrust of Recent Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Oklahoma City University Law Review, Vol. 6:2, 1981; “Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses,” Excellence in Advocacy, ATLA Press, 1992. OCU Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice, 1986-2006. Member: Uniform Jury Instruction Committee, Oklahoma Supreme Court, 1991 – Current. Trustee, Oklahoma City University, 2000 – Current. Director, Appleseed Foundation, 2000.
Reported Cases:
Beal v. McCann, 910 P.2d 1099 (Okla.Ct.App. 1995); Duane v. Oklahoma Gas & Elec. Co., 833 P.2d 284 (Okla. 1992); Repp v. Anadarko Municipal Hospital, 43 F.3d 519 (10th Cir. 1994); Intercon, Inc. v. Bell Atlantic Solutions, Inc., 205 F.3d. 1244 (10th Cir. 2000); Dodoo v. Seagate Technology, Inc. 235 F.3d 522 (10th Cir. 2000), Vanderpool V. State, 1983 OK 82, McCullough V. Leede Oil & Gas, Inc., 617 F. Supp. 384, Factor V. YRC, Inc., 2014 US Dist. Lexis 103819.