Howard focuses on business and employment law, contract enforcement, judgment enforcement, collections, and personal injury.
Berkson is a dedicated, practical, and detail-oriented attorney licensed to practice in every state court of Oklahoma and the United States Northern and Eastern District Courts. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law with Honors. While there, he received awards for highest grade in trial practice, legal research, and civil procedure. He was also the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Energy Law Journal, the official journal of the Energy Bar Association in Washington, D.C. The Energy Law Journal is one of the few peer reviewed journals in the legal profession.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Howard Berkson held executive positions involving a wide range of business and human resources management functions. He has in-depth knowledge of both business and HR practices. During his business career, Berkson negotiated, wrote, red-lined, and disputed contracts. He has answered charges, handled inspections, and supervised audits involving numerous agencies including the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and various state agencies.
Berkson honed his analytical and writing skills while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Washington. He went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois. Berkson’s work can be found in such publications as The Energy Law Journal, Human Resource Management Review and Personnel Psychology. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Cliff is a seasoned attorney with a strong background in criminal defense, juvenile criminal defense, family law, and general civil litigation.
Cliff A. Stark, trial attorney, has practiced law in Tulsa and the surrounding counties for over thirty years. He has tried over fifty jury trials and hundreds of judge trials, often called “bench trials.” His experience has a broad base of civil and criminal defense cases, including juvenile and family law, guardianship, adoption, wills and trusts, probate, divorce, bankruptcy, personal injury, wrongful death, employment litigation, debt collection and appeals.
Cliff was a Prosecutor for the City of Collinsville for nine years. While there, he successfully fought for toll-free telephone access from Collinsville to Tulsa before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He and co-counselors obtained and collected a $500,000.00 judgement against the City of Tulsa for the back wages of sixty police officers and fire fighters. Stark also represented a 50+ employee company for 2 years through a successful Chapter 11 reorganization. Cliff has argued before the Oklahoma Supreme Court sitting en banc (before all nine justices). However, Cliff believes his most important accomplishment is his history of providing excellent legal representation to thousands of satisfied individuals for a reasonable and fair attorney fee.
Cliff obtained both a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.