Tye H. Smith

Tye H. Smith: Attorney with Carr & Carr AV stamp icon
  • Managing Partner at Carr & Carr (10 Attorneys)
  • 1350 S.W. 89th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73159
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  • Peer Reviews

    5.0/5.0 (2)
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    • #140 in weekly profile views out of 4,737 Attorneys in Oklahoma City, OK
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Biography

Tye is the managing attorney for our Oklahoma City office. He concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith litigation. Tye handles most of the jury trials for our clients in Oklahoma City and the remaining western half of Oklahoma. He has obtained significant jury verdicts in the central, western and southeastern areas of Oklahoma. He has persuaded major insurance carriers to change their claims-handling procedures through his pursuit of bad faith litigation.

In 1999, Tye obtained a ruling from the Oklahoma Supreme Court in Burch v. Allstate that was a major victory for clients seeking uninsured motorist benefits. This decision continues to cause an uproar in the insurance industry. In 1998, he sued Allstate for bad faith because of its policy of requiring insured motorists to sign a release in exchange for payment of undisputed benefits due under their uninsured motorist coverage. After obtaining a favorable ruling from the court on the issue, the case settled for a confidential amount. Immediately after the settlement, Allstate changed its claim-handling procedure on this issue.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Sexual Abuse

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
405-367-0850  Phone
918-747-7284  Fax
www.carrcarr.com
University Attended:
University of Oklahoma, B.A., Political Science, with distinction, 1989
Law School Attended:
University of Oklahoma, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
1992
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma; 1992, Oklahoma
Memberships:
Oklahoma Bar Association; Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors; Former Co-Chair, Public Education Committee); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Birth Information:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 16, 1967
ISLN:
900904743

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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