Michael C. Felty


Michael Felty specializes in the litigation and trial of complex cases. He has been lead counsel in high-exposure cases involving refinery explosions, motor vehicle crashworthiness, multiple fatality trucking accidents, industrial fires and explosions and construction defect cases. Michael will demonstrate a precise understanding of the technical issues in your case because of his training in electronics, mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics which includes military experience as a missile maintenance technician and  in industry as a machine controls technician.

Michael has almost 40 years of experience litigating cases throughout the southwest. He has tried more than 50 cases to jury verdict in Oklahoma and Texas. Michael is also an experienced appellate practitioner and has handled appeals in State and Federal Courts.


  • Born Dayton, OH
  • Cameron University (B.S., 1981)
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Law (J.D., 1984)


  • Admitted to bar, Oklahoma (1984), Texas (1995)
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and All State and Federal Courts in Oklahoma
  • Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1984)
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court – XXIII – Master


  • OKC’s Best Lawyers (Insurance) – 405 Magazine
  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell™
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Litigation-Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2018-2022)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Insurance (2022)
  • SuperLawyer, SuperLawyers Magazine (2007-2020)
  • Defense Research Institute, Exceptional Performance Citation
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel (President, 1997; Member, Board of Directors, 1994-1998)
  • Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Board of Directors (Appointment by Governor Mary Fallin, 2016 – 2021, Vice Chair 2019-2021)