James W. Rusher


Jim has a broad spectrum of experience but primarily practices in the areas of commercial litigation, collections, construction litigation, family law, probate and estate planning. For over 30 years he has represented national and local companies of all sizes and individuals in a wide range of disputes, including, contract disputes, business torts, construction litigation, disputes between shareholders and partners and intellectual property disputes. He has represented creditors in all types of collection matters including replevins, foreclosures, collection of unsecured debts, enforcement of rights in bankruptcy and forcible entry and detainer actions. In addition he has represented women and men in divorce cases and performed estate planning for a large number of people.

His expertise and professionalism has earned him recognition by his peers as a Super Lawyer, one of the Best Lawyers in America in commercial litigation and one of Tulsa’s Top Lawyers. He is rated as “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial / Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy
  • Domestic & Family Law
  • Energy Law
  • Estate Planning/Probate
  • General Civil Litigation

Legal Experience

  • 1993 to Present – Albright, Rusher & Hardcastle
  • 1985-1993 – Gable & Gotwals


  • 1985 – Southern Methodist University, J.D.
  • 1982 – Southern Methodist University, B.A., cum laude

Bar Admission

1985 – Oklahoma

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals For The Tenth Circuit
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court and all Oklahoma District Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • City of Tulsa Sales Tax Overview Committee From 1996 to Present, Chairman 2002 to 2005, Vice-Chairman 2005 to 2006
  • Youth Services of Tulsa – Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000
  • All Souls Unitarian Church – Member of Board of Trustees; Member of Board of Religious Education from 1999 to 2005
  • Maple Ridge Homeowners’ Association – Member of Board of Trustees 1995 to 2000; Race Director of the Maple Ridge Run 1995 to 2000
  • Leadership Tulsa 1993 to 1994

Speeches and Papers

  • Construction Law: What do you do when…..? [7-30-99]
  • Mechanics’ Lien Law and Strategies in Oklahoma [3-16-00]

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James W. Rusher
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