Russell L. Hendrickson

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Russell L. Hendrickson

Russell Hendrickson
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: 405-552-5258 
Fax: 405-235-2904

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Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Rusty has been married to Kathy Hendrickson for 30 years. They have three children; Jeffrey 26, Will 23, and Gregory 21. Rusty began his practice with Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, L.L.P. in 1984 and was made a partner in 1991.

Year Joined Organization:


Bar Admissions:

Oklahoma, 1984
U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1985
U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994


University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, 1984
Honors: Phi Delta Phi
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Contracts II
Law Review: Oklahoma Law Review, Editor, 1982 – 1984

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1981
Honors: President’s Honor Roll
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: Phi Kappa Sigma
Major: Political Science

Published Works:

Workers’ Compensation Subrogation: Does the Insurance Carrier’s Right Exist Independent of the Workers’ Compensation Statute?, 36 Oklahoma Law Review, Issue 4, 1983

Physician’s Liability: Don’t Be Responsible for the Negligence of Others, Professional Medical Monitor, December, 1991

Representative Cases:

Juvinal v. Independent School District, 878 P.2d 1026 (Supreme Court of Oklahoma 1994)
Mott v. Carlson, 786 P.2d 1247 (Supreme Court of Oklahoma 1990)
DeLaughter v. Gutierrez, 47 P.3d 462 (Supreme Court of Oklahoma 2001)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Medical Malpractice Law in the 1990’s, Oklahoma City University School of Law, November 3, 1995

Defending Breast Cancer Litigation, Oklahoma County Medical Association, September 28, 2004

Anatomy of a Lawsuit, Oklahoma County Medical Association, September 14, 2006

Honors and Awards:

AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 1994 – Present

Outstanding Service Award, Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, 2002 – 2003

Selected for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers, 2006 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Oklahoma Bar Association, 1984 – Present

The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 1996 – Present

The Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, 2000 – 2005
Chairman and/or Vice-Chairman of the Legislative Committee

The Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, 2001 – 2004
Board member

The Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, 1984 – Present

Defense Research Institute, 1984 – Present

Robert J. Turner American Inn of Court, 1999 – 2001

Pro Bono Activities:

Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma, 1984 – 1994


Areas of Practice:
  • 100% Medical Malpractice