James W. Rhodes

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Chairman, National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Legal Seminar, 1993-1996. General Counsel, Oklahoma Life and Health Guaranty Association, 1988—. Associate General Counsel, Association of Oklahoma Life Insurance Companies, 1987-1988. Chairman: National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations Task Force for Summit National Life Insurance Company, 1994—; National American Insurance Co., 1995—. Member: Universe Life & Trust Insurance Company, 1998—; National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Legal and Assessment Data Base Committees, 1993—. Editor in Chief, Annotated Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Model Act, 1995—.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Insurance Insolvency Law
  • Insurance Administrative Law
  • Appellate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
405-272-9221  Phone
University Attended:
Wesleyan University, B.A., 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Oklahoma, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
1984, Oklahoma; 1984, U.S. District Court, Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
Birth Information:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 11, 1958
Reported Cases:
Grimes v. Crown Life Ins. W., 857 F2 699; Cockrell v. Grimes, 740 P. 2d 746; Oklahoma Life & Health Insurance Guar. Ass'n v. Hilti Retirement Sav. Plan, 939 P. 2d 1110 (Okla., Mar 11, 1997) (NO. 82,447); State ex rel. John P. Crawford, Insurance Commissioner as receiver for American Standard Life and Accident Insurance Company, Oklahoma Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association v. Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, 954 P. 2d 1235 (Ok. 1998) (NO. 84,563); Claborn v. Washington National Ins. Co., 910 P. 2d 1046 (Okla., Jan 23, 1996) (NO. 78,682); Bank of Oklahoma, N.A. v. Continental Cas. Co., 849 P. 2d 1091 (Okla. App., Oct 13, 1992) (NO. 78,103); Testerman v. First Family Life Ins. Co., 808 P. 2d 703 (Okla. App., Dec 04, 1990) (NO. 70,798); Bane v. Anderson, Bryant & Co., 786 P. 2d 1230, Blue Sky L. Rep. P 73,036 (Okla., Oct 24, 1989) (NO. 68,048); Cockrell v. Grimes, 740 P. 2d 746 (Okla. App., Apr 07, 1987) (NO. 65,046); Grimes v. Crown Life Ins. Co., 857 F. 2d 699 (10th Cir. (Okla.), Sep 16, 1988) (NO. 86,1905); Unisys Corp v. Cal. Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association, 74 Cal Rptr 2d 106 (Cal. App 1998).
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