D. Eliot Yaffe, P.C.
Eliot Yaffe has been with the law firm since 2001. His primary areas of practice are employment law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, civil rights and education law.
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Mr. Yaffe graduated from Westmoore High School in 1993 and obtained his bachelor's degree in education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Upon obtaining his undergraduate degree, Mr. Yaffe worked as a professional educator in Oklahoma City Public Schools for two years. He pursued a master’s degree in school administration until he began law school at the University of Tulsa.
Mr. Yaffe is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association and Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association. He volunteers at the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA and tutors in Oklahoma City Public Schools.
Mr. Yaffe and his wife, Brooke, have one daughter and one son.
Jerry W. Foshee, P.C.
Jerry W. Foshee, a founding partner, handles cases involving bodily injury resulting from automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, train wrecks, truck accidents, medical negligence and products that cause injuries.
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Mr. Foshee has lectured extensively on issues related to negligence and injuries result from negligence. He is a trial lawyer who has had jury verdicts in excess of a million dollars. He holds the record for the largest jury verdict in Canadian County. He practices law and gives legal counsel not only in Oklahoma, but all over the United States.
Mr. Foshee completed his undergraduate work at the University of Central Oklahoma, and he received his Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1976. Mr. Foshee is a member of the Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations, the American Trial Lawyers Association and he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Foshee and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children, Elisa, Jeri Beth and Christopher. He recently became a grandfather to his first grandson, Samuel James Hedenburg. He is a lifelong resident of south Oklahoma City and currently serves as City Councilman for Ward 5 in Oklahoma City.
M. Blake Yaffe, P.C.
M. Blake Yaffe is a founding partner in the law firm. The primary areas of his practice are personal injury, including auto negligence, medical negligence and nursing home negligence.
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Mr. Yaffe graduated from Ardmore High School and received bachelor degrees in business and economics from the University of Oklahoma. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1977. He is a member of the Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations, the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association and formerly the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission. He has served on the County Bar Grievance Committee. His courts of admission are the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Through legal aid and representation, Mr. Yaffe has recovered millions of dollars for the injured people he has represented.
Mr. Yaffe’s wife, Nancy, is a teacher for Moore Public Schools. They have three children: Eliot and Alex, who practice law with Foshee & Yaffe, and Stacy, who is a second-grade teacher in Dallas. Mr. Yaffe recently became a grandfather to his first granddaughter, Sydney Grace.
S. Alex Yaffe, P.C.
S. Alex Yaffe has been around Foshee & Yaffe, Attorneys at Law since he was 5 years old. He has worked in all aspects of the firm – from being a runner, intern and now attorney. Alex is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma and is proud to continue the tradition of protecting the rights of individuals who have been wronged. You can say that being an attorney at law is in his blood.
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Mr. Yaffe graduated from Westmoore High School and continued his education at the University of Oklahoma. During his junior year at OU, he had the opportunity to serve the students in the role of Student Body President. He garnered a great deal of experience from his tenure as the president of the student body. After graduating from OU, he attended Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Alex is admitted to all courts in the state of Oklahoma. He is also admitted to the Federal Court of the Western District of Oklahoma and the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Alex was a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2011. Much like the full-service law firm Foshee & Yaffe, Alex strives to be of full service to those in all parts of the state.
Alex is married, has three daughters and a house full of dogs.
Foshee & Yaffe attorney S. Alex Yaffe was selected to the 2013 and 2014 lists of Oklahoma Super Lawyers.
Christopher L. Kannady, PLLC
Christopher L. Kannady is Senior Counsel for The Federal Group in Washington, D.C., and is a lawyer associated with the Foshee & Yaffe Attorneys at Law.
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Mr. Kannady had an extensive military career as a respected litigator in complex cases. He is known as an expert in complicated and sensitive military courts and maintains a Top Secret/SCI security clearance. He currently serves as a staff judge advocate in the Air National Guard. He faithfully served as a United States Marine Corps Officer with duties as both a military prosecutor and defense attorney, where he litigates high-profile cases. Additionally, he previously served as the office in charge for one of the few Marine Corps extended legal assistance programs, where he handled a wide array of civil matters in state court proceedings.
Kannady deployed to Iraq with the Legal Service Support Team in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, prosecuting cases all over Iraq for the Marine Corps, while also handling detainee operations. During his time stateside, Mr. Kannady served as a defense criminal lawyer for several years, litigating specialized cases involving homicide, rape, drug-related offenses and multifaceted conspiracy cases. Mr. Kannady had an incredible 97 percent retention rate of the clients he represented while on active duty. He also served as a defense counsel in the Guantanamo Bay military commissions. His work with the commissions took him to several operational environments, including Afghanistan, Sudan and Qatar, for extremely sensitive investigative missions where he was able to balance national security matters with diplomatic negotiations that proved to be very successful. He was involved with the release of one of his clients and the negotiation of one of the few pretrial agreements aimed at the release of another. Mr. Kannady was successful in these negotiations as he balanced the interests of his client with the demands of several intelligence agencies, the Department of Justice and the State Department.
After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in letters from the University of Oklahoma, Mr. Kannady went on to complete a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor, also from the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, Mr. Kannady holds a Master of Laws in National Security and Foreign Relations Law from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In November 2014, Mr. Kannady was elected to the Oklahoma State House of Representatives for District 91 in south Oklahoma City. Mr. Kannady currently serves as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Oklahoma Air Guard Joint Force Headquarters.
- LL.M. in National Security and Foreign Relations Law, George Washington University
- J.D., University of Oklahoma
- M.B.A., University of Oklahoma
- B.A., University of Oklahoma
- Counter-Terrorism, International Law and Practice, ISBN: 978-0-19-960892-8, (2012): Chapter 27-“The ‘Push-Pull’ of the Law of War: The Rule of Law and e Military Commissions”
- Military Law and the Law of War Review, 48/1-2, 165-210 (2009): “60 Days to Freedom-The Release and Repatriation of Mohammad Jawad”
- American Indian Law Review, published at 29 Am. Indian L. Rev. 363 (2004-2005):
- “The State, Cherokee Nation, and Same Sex Unions: In Re Marriage License of McKinley and Reynolds”
- Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology, published at 1 OKLA. J.L. & TECH. 9 (2004): “The Do Not Call List: Will It Survive?”
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Federal Court of Claims
- D.C. District Court
- Western District of Oklahoma
- Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
- Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
- Army Court of Criminal Appeals
- Oklahoma Supreme Court
- D.C. Superior Court
- West Virginia Supreme Court
- District of Columbia
- West Virginia
Walter E. Suttle
Walter E. Suttle has been with the firm since 1978. Mr. Suttle’s primary areas of practice are Social Security disability – with 20 years’ experience – and estate planning.
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Mr. Suttle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma City University in 1974. He graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1977 and was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1978. He is a member of the Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations, and the Oklahoma Municipal Judges Association. He was a municipal judge for the City of Del City and an alternate municipal judge for the City of Luther, Oklahoma. He is currently a special judge for the City of Oklahoma City.
Mr. Suttle is fairly active, “for an old geezer,” on social media. He and his wife, Connie, have one child, Albert.
Greg H. Haubrich
Greg H. Haubrich is a personal injury trial lawyer. He has represented injured people in auto and truck liability, product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, toxic injuries and other insurance disputes since 1986.
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Mr. Haubrich is A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. He is licensed to practice in Oklahoma, all Oklahoma federal district courts, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Greg has tried more than 80 jury cases as lead counsel for injured people and was co-counsel with Ed Abel in Greg Walton v. Black & Decker, a $10 million verdict which at the time was the highest in the history of Oklahoma for an injured person.
Mr. Haubrich's wife Debra Garver is a certified court reporter. He is a grandfather and the guardian of one teenager who lost her mom to a drug overdose. He is an accomplished musician who plays trumpet and piano, and writes and records music in many different genres. He loves to play basketball, but he admits he is rotten at it.
Mr. Haubrich is very proud of the work he does for injured people, who often feel hopeless prior to having the assistance and counsel of an attorney. He appreciates practicing law at Foshee & Yaffe because the level of client service is so high, and staff and attorneys strive to treat clients like family.
J. Drew Houghton, P.C.
J. Drew Houghton is a native Texan who has been practicing law since 1998. Mr. Houghton was in private practice in Oklahoma from 2003-2011, when he merged with Foshee & Yaffe Attorneys at Law. His practice entails a broad range of specialties, including insurance and bad faith litigation, general civil and business litigation, personal injury, mass torts, class actions, products liability, business formation and organization, and virtually all other aspects of a general litigation practice.
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After graduation from the Oklahoma City University College of Law, Mr. Houghton worked with law firms representing both plaintiff and defense interests. These experiences sharpened Mr. Houghton’s broad understanding and unique perspective regarding litigation and trial strategy. In addition, Mr. Houghton also has extensive experience with routine legal matters involving contracts, property and business transactions through his representation of individuals and small businesses. Before attending law school, Mr. Houghton earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Currently, Mr. Houghton’s practice at Foshee & Yaffe is focused as an insurance lawyer, representing victims of the May 2013 catastrophic tornadoes against their insurance companies for failing to deal fairly and in good faith during the claim process. Mr. Houghton represents clients in all Oklahoma State and Federal Courts and has presented oral argument before the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Association for Justice, the Robert J. Turner Inn of Court, and he is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and Washington State.
In his free time, Mr. Houghton is an avid cyclist and endurance athlete, and has trained for and successfully completed a number of marathons, half-marathons, adventure runs and cycling events.
Patricia Podolec is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute and specializes in employment law, working in various aspects within the firm, including debt collections, contracts, administrative law and business law.
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Ms. Podolec attained a B.A. from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma before graduating magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2006. Prior to her law degree, Ms. Podolec worked for many years in human resources and was an assistant attorney general in the general counsel section of the Office of the Attorney General before joining the Foshee & Yaffe team.
Ms. Podolec is a member of the OBA Government and Administrative Law and Employment Law Sections and chairs the OBA Professionalism Committee.
Alexandra E. Stankus
Alexandra E. Stankus has been a part of Foshee & Yaffe Attorneys at Law ever since she began her career working as a licensed legal intern during law school. Currently, she focuses her practice on personal injury law, workers’ compensation, and general and civil litigation.
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Ms. Stankus is a 2010 graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law and the Meinders School of Business, where she concurrently obtained her Master of Business Administration while pursuing her legal education. Ms. Stankus received academic distinction while attending OCU, including recognition on the Dean’s List and as a merit scholar. She additionally served as a member of the law review and The Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court.
She is admitted to practice in all Oklahoma state courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma Association for Justice
Tylor Huddleston started out with Foshee & Yaffe Attorneys at Law as a law intern from 2010-2011 and has been an attorney with the firm since 2013. His primary areas of practice are personal injury, family law, contract law, estate planning and Native American law.
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After graduating from Mustang High School in 2003, Mr. Huddleston then attended the University of Oklahoma, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2007. He graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2012.
He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Chickasaw Bar Association
Christopher W. Foshee, PLLC
Christopher W. Foshee has been around Foshee & Yaffe Attorneys at Law his entire life. He has done everything from running, clerking and interning at the firm. In August of 2014, Mr. Foshee finally joined the firm as an attorney.
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Mr. Foshee is a 2014 graduate from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Prior to Law School, Mr. Foshee graduated from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied to become a teacher. While in undergrad, Mr. Foshee was a member of the Campus Activities Council and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, where he served as corresponding secretary. Chris Foshee’s first path wasn’t law. After graduating from OU in December of 2005, Mr. Foshee had the pleasure of becoming a high school history teacher and coach. From fall of 2006 to spring of 2008, he coached football and baseball while teaching U.S. History at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City. In 2008, Mr. Foshee returned to his alma mater, Westmoore High School, teaching and coaching football and girls track.
After having success in coaching, Mr. Foshee decided that he wanted to continue competing elsewhere – the courtroom. In fall of 2011, Mr. Foshee started law school and graduated in the spring of 2014.
Mr. Foshee married in the summer of 2015 to the beautiful Miss Abby. He currently loves married life as the two of them love attending OU football and Thunder basketball games. Mr. Foshee also enjoys getting his football fix by serving as the play-by-play voice for Westmoore Jaguar football.
Eric J. Cavett, P.C.
Eric J. Cavett has been with the firm since 2006. He currently handles cases involving personal injury law, business law and commercial litigation.
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Mr. Cavett is originally from Mustang, Oklahoma, where he graduated from Mustang High School. He received his bachelor’s in business administration, and finance and management information systems from the University of Oklahoma in 2002. He graduated from Oklahoma City University in 2008 with his Juris Doctor degree. Eric served for two years as a staff member for the OCU Law Review journal.
Eric is heavily involved in the charity Cavett Kids Foundation, in which Cavett Kids provides positive experiences through camps and events to children battling life-threatening and terminal illnesses. Eric is also an active member in the Turner Inn of Court and the Oklahoma Association for Justice.
Foshee & Yaffe attorney Eric J. Cavett has been selected to the Oklahoma Super Lawyers “Rising Stars List” for the past several years. Eric has also been nominated for the Top 40 under 40 for the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Seth Hendrick has been with the law firm since 2000, first serving as a legal intern until his completion of law school in 2002. His primary areas of practice are civil and criminal litigation, personal injury, domestic relations and family law.
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Mr. Hendrick received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1999. While attending Oklahoma University, Mr. Hendrick was a member of the football team for two years. He attended the University of Oklahoma Law School, graduating in 2002. His association memberships include the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Associations and the U.S. District Court for the Western District.
Mr. Hendrick is single and currently resides in Oklahoma City.
David L. Teasdale, PLLC
David L. Teasdale is a trial attorney focusing primarily on personal injury. A native of McKinney, Texas, Mr. Teasdale graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. In 2010, he received his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
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While at Oklahoma City University School of Law, Mr. Teasdale was an active member of the American Association of Justice trial team, serving as vice president and president. Before graduating from law school, Mr. Teasdale was awarded the prestigious Order of the Barristers recognition and was selected to become a national member of The Order of Barristers for having exhibited excellence and attaining high honor through the art of courtroom advocacy. Also, while at Oklahoma City University School of Law, Mr. Teasdale received a Master of Business degree from the Meinders School of Business, graduating with honors. Mr. Teasdale received numerous awards, including the Deans Fellowship, and was a pupil of the Holloway Inn of Court and the Turner Inn of Court.
Mr. Teasdale joined Foshee & Yaffe Law Firm in 2008 as a law clerk. While a law clerk, he was involved in numerous settlements and successful jury verdicts. Mr. Teasdale also won numerous motions in front of the Tenth Circuit, Supreme Court, Western District and Oklahoma County District courts.
Currently, Mr. Teasdale devotes his practice to helping victims of the negligence of others. His first personal injury trial occurred while he was a third-year law student and was successful in receiving a jury verdict in favor of his client. Since that time, Mr. Teasdale has tried many personal injury trials throughout Oklahoma. He has successfully prosecuted cases including vehicular collisions, premises liability, general liability, civil rights laws, contract disputes and mass torts.
Mr. Teasdale is licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma and all courts of the state of Oklahoma.
While not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his dogs, Winston and Weston, traveling and spending time with his family.
Foshee & Yaffe attorney David L. Teasdale was selected in 2013, and again in 2014, to the list of Oklahoma Super Lawyers “Rising Stars List.”