About Stan Bearden
I was born on December 13, 1962 and have been practicing law since 1989. I attended elementary, junior high and high school at Morris schools, Morris, Oklahoma. This is the same small home town of at least two other prominant lawyers, to include Anita Hill (U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accusations) and Gary Clark, past President of the Oklahoma Bar Association and member of the Board of Regents at Oklahoma State University. After high school, I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. I received my law degree from the University of Tulsa. In my “torts” class in law school, which is essentially a study of personal injury law, I finished 4th in my class out of about 70 students.
After graduating law school and passing the Oklahoma Bar examination in 1989, I started my professional career. First, I had a wonderful experience serving my country as a Captain and criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps from 1989 to 1992. I was fortunate enough to also be sworn in as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Newport News Division, during this time. I was on active during the first Gulf war but my deployment was cancelled due to the unexpected quick conclusion of the war. My tour of duty ended in 1992 and I have been in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma ever since.
I am married and have three children. In addition to spending time with my family, I enjoy jogging and following all collegiate and professional sports. My practice is limited to plaintiffs personal injury, workers compensation and social security disability. I handle cases ranging from minor strains and sprains to surgery cases to death cases. I have lectured to other lawyers and co-authored the book Trying the Soft Tissue Case in Oklahoma.