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Identity Theft

Published March 22, 2017
In a move that has not gotten a great deal of press, the Internal Revenue Service suffered a data breach. Apparently, the electronic assailants (thought to be from Russia) hacked into a data storage unit. More →

Wayne Greene: Packing prisons makes us less safe and more poor

Published March 10, 2017
Some of the most important elements of this year's efforts at criminal justice reform have survived the first deadline of the legislative session. More →

Rep. O'Donnell Named to Governor's Criminal Justice Reform Task Force

Published September 9, 2016
State Rep. Terry O'Donnell has been appointed to Gov. Mary Fallin's newly created Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force. More →

Attorney Adam Is Back!

Published July 8, 2016
Adam Scott Weintraub, a partner of the firm, is once again going to be burning up Tulsa's airways. More →

Kendall W. Johnson Argues for Father's Rights at Oklahoma Supreme Court

Published May 23, 2016
Kendall W. Johnson, partner/attorney of the firm Savage, O'Donnell, Affeldt, Weintraub & Johnson, argued before a Supreme Court Referee standing up for the right of a father to be a part of his child's life. More →

ORU Enlists Local Pep Band Help at Summit League Tournament

Published March 21, 2016
Learn more about this unique band and get a sample of their great sound. More →

Rock of ages: Pep band at ORU games is old-school cool

Published March 14, 2016
Attorney Kendall Johnson wears a coat and tie to the downtown law office of Savage O'Donnell Affeldt Weintraub & Johnson. Before Oral Roberts University basketball games, he swaps the coat and tie for blue jeans and a bass. More →

Tips for Using Credit Bureaus to Help Protect Your Financial Accounts

Published January 18, 2016
If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, you should contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place a "fraud alert" on your credit account. More →

Top Year-End IRA Reminders from IRS

Published December 8, 2015
Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs, are important vehicles for you to save for retirement. If you have an IRA or plan to start one soon, there are a few key year-end rules that you should know. More →

Common Mistakes To Avoid In Mediation

Published November 24, 2015
Litigation and trial are the mainstay of law and remain the end-game for civil disputes. Sadly, the extended time of a civil suit and the crushing costs of bringing a conflict to trial are daunting. More →

State Prepares for Texting and Driving Ban

Published October 27, 2015
"On November 1, texting while operating a motor vehicle will be illegal in the State of Oklahoma" said State Representative Terry O'Donnell of Catoosa. More →

Long Time East Tulsa Resident Jack Green Visits Washington DC On Oklahoma Honor Flight #20

Published September 17, 2015
Earlier this summer, I had the great pleasure of serving as a guardian on Honor Flight #20 out of Tulsa. It was a great opportunity to meet veterans from both the WWII era and the Korean War. More →

Adam Scott Weintraub Completes Mediation Training at the Strauss Institute

Published July 24, 2015
The firm is proud to announce that Adam Scott Weintraub, having completed training in mediation at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University... More →

Nine Things to Know about Identity Theft and Your Taxes

Published July 7, 2015
Learning you are a victim of identity theft can be a stressful event. Identity theft is also a challenge to businesses, organizations and government agencies, including the IRS . More →

Dallas Matthews - Honor Flight #20

Published June 17, 2015
When Dallas Matthews of Haskell turned 18 in 1951, he was aboard the troop transport ship General Pope with 4,500 other U.S. servicemen, wondering if he could repel the North Korean army from the Korean Peninsula. More →

Texting Ban Measure Passes House

Published May 4, 2015
House Bill 1965, by state Rep. Terry O'Donnell, strengthens language aimed at preventing texting while driving. The measure, which received amendments in the state Senate requiring it to come back to the House, passed by a vote of 85-7. More →

Adam Scott Weintraub Completes Training at Pepperdine University's Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution

Published April 30, 2015
Savage O'Donnell Affeldt Weintraub & Johnson is pleased to announce that Adam Scott Weintraub has completed training in "Mediating the Litigated Case" at Pepperdine University's Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution. More →

Still Time to Make Your IRA Contribution for the 2014 Tax Year

Published April 1, 2015
Did you contribute to an Individual Retirement Arrangement last year? Are you thinking about contributing to your IRA now? If so, you may have questions about IRAs and your taxes.   More →

Texting while Driving Measure

Published March 2, 2015
Our very own Terry O'Donnell serves as a partner at SOAWJ and a legislator for District 23. Terry has authored and attempted to pass a bill to ban texting and driving through the legislature.  More →

IRS to Parents: Don't Miss Out on These Tax Savers

Published February 18, 2015
Children may help reduce the amount of taxes owed for the year. If you’re a parent, here are several tax benefits you should look for when you file your federal tax return. More →

Steve Clouser Interviewed in Tulsa People Magazine

Published February 10, 2015
The Tulsa Classic Thunderbird Club is profiled in the February issue of "Tulsa People" magazine. The firm's counsel, Steve Clouser, was one of the members interviewed for the feature. More →

Premium Tax Credit Brings Changes to Your 2014 Income Tax Returns

Published January 27, 2015
When filing your 2014 federal income tax return, you will see some changes related to the Affordable Care Act. Millions of people who purchased their coverage through a health insurance Marketplace are eligible for premium assistance through the new premium tax credit, which individuals chose to either have paid upfront to their insurers to lower their monthly premiums, or receive when they file their taxes. More →

Six Tips on Who Should File a 2014 Tax Return

Published January 27, 2015
Most people file their tax return because they have to, but even if you don't, there are times when you should. You may be eligible for a tax refund and not know it. More →

Mark S. Thetford Has Joined the Firm as Counsel

Published January 19, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Mark S. Thetford has joined the firm as counsel. Mark is a Tulsa native. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. More →

Top Four Year-End IRA Reminders

Published December 22, 2014
Individual Retirement Accounts are an important way to save for retirement. If you have an IRA or may open one soon, there are some key year-end rules that you should know. More →

Six IRS Tips for Year-End Gifts to Charity

Published December 5, 2014
Many people give to charity each year during the holiday season. Remember, if you want to claim a tax deduction for your gifts, you must itemize your deductions. There are several tax rules that you should know about before you give. More →

Savage O'Donnell Affeldt Weintraub & Johnson Salutes All Veterans

Published November 14, 2014
Steve Clouser, counsel to the firm, was honored to drive a Marine Corps veteran in the 2014 Tulsa Veterans' Day Parade. More →

Giving Back to the Tulsa Community

Published November 11, 2014
Up With Trees offered Savage O'Donnell Affeldt Weintraub & Johnson a perfect way to celebrate our 50th Anniversary... More →

Tom Affeldt attends the Kiwanis Golf Tournament

Published September 17, 2014
Tom's team included Greg Foland, Curt Coffman, Roger Schnell and Tom. More →

What to do if You Get a Notice from the IRS

Published July 25, 2014
Each year the IRS mails millions of notices. Here's what you should do if you receive a notice from the IRS. More →

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

Published July 7, 2014
The law firm is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. Savage, O'Donnell, Affeldt, Weintraub & Johnson began in 1964 when CB Savage, Mitchell O'Donnell and Jack McNulty opened Savage, O'Donnell & McNulty in the Petroleum Club Building. More →

Tom Affeldt and Steve Clouser Identify a Violation of Client's Copyright

Published June 24, 2014
Steve Clouser successfully prosecuted and settled a “cybersquatting” action for a local business when its competitor registered the client's name as the domain name for a website that transferred viewers to the competitor's site. More →

Make Plans Now for Next Year's Tax Return

Published May 20, 2014
Most people stop thinking about taxes after they file their tax return. But there's no better time to start tax planning than right now. More →

Stephen R. Clouser Has Joined the Firm as Counsel

Published April 9, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Stephen R. Clouser has joined the firm as counsel. More →

Who Should File a 2013 Tax Return?

Published February 10, 2014
Do you need to file a federal tax return this year? Perhaps. The amount of your income, filing status, age and other factors determine if you must file. More →

Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Published January 28, 2014
Tips may help you to protect yourself from identity theft. More →

Helping Those Who Help The Disabled

Published January 22, 2014
We here at Savage O'Donnell are grateful to assist clients that do outstanding work in the community. More →

Tips For Year-End Tax Savings

Published December 20, 2013
At Year's End, the Holiday Season is an opportunity for spending time with family and good friends, to relax, and perhaps to prepare and plan for the next year. More →

Firm Bio: Jermiah Phelix

Published October 23, 2013
The law firm of Savage O'Donnell Affeldt Weintraub & Johnson is pleased to announce that Jermiah Phelix has joined the firm as an associate attorney. More →

What can happen if a party in a lawsuit fails to respond to discovery requests?

Published October 14, 2013
Mitch O'Donnell and Thomas Affeldt were recently involved in an appeal that answers that question. More →

Adam's show, What's Your Problem Weekend on KRMG 102.3 FM & AM 740

Published September 06, 2013
Starting Sunday September 8th, Adam's new show, What's Your Problem Weekend will start on KRMG 102.3 FM and AM 740 More →

Savage O'Donnell Firm Co-Sponsors Local Cycling Team

Published May 20, 2013
For the second year, Savage, O'Donnell, Affeldt, Weintraub & Johnson have co-sponsored the local cycling race team, the Tulsa Wheelmen. More →

Adam Weintraub Presents Insurance Law Seminars

Published April 23, 2013
Deciding what type of car insurance you need can be confusing. Once you’ve chosen what sort of insurance you need, then you have to figure out how much coverage is necessary. More →

Terry O'Donnell Wins Appeal for Small Business

Published April 1, 2013
Small businesses face uncertainty when dealing with an injured employee that has filed a Workers' Compensation claim. The issues become even more complex when the employee's performance declines and the employer has to take action. Unfortunately, the action an employer must take often turns into a wrongful termination lawsuit against the business.  More →

Terry O'Donnell Elected to the State House of Representatives

Published February 14, 2013
Terry O’Donnell has long served his clients as an attorney. Now, Terry has the privilege of representing all Oklahomans as a State Representative. In November 2012, Terry’s constituents elected him to serve as the State Representative for State House District #23, which includes Catoosa, East Tulsa, Verdigris, South Rogers County, and North Wagoner County.  More →

Mitch O'Donnell Wins Suit for Small Town Home Owners

Published January 14, 2013
Mitch O'Donnell, a lawyer with over fifty years experience, recently had two clients come in the door that faced a major problem. Mitch's clients were building their dream home in a small rural community outside of Tulsa. During construction, however, the couple's dream became a nightmare. A concrete company had a heavy concrete truck tip over on the property and the general contractor then went bankrupt without paying any suppliers, including the concrete supplier. In the end, the concrete company filed a lien on the property and sued the home owners. More →

What Certiorari Means

Published December 21, 2012
A few years ago, a guy, fresh home from working maintenance at an apartment complex got a call from his boss, asking him to come back in. Seems that nobody was sure that the spigot filling the pool got turned off, and with rain coming, they were worried about the pool overfilling. The guy, Todd, goes back to the apartment and makes sure the deal is shut off. More →

Savage O'Donnell Congratulates Partner on State Legislature Victory

Published November 13, 2012
The Savage O'Donnell Affeldt Weintraub & Johnson law firm is proud to congratulate its partner, Terry O'Donnell on his election to the Oklahoma State Legislature, House District 23. More →

Savage, O'Donnell, Affeldt, Weintraub & Johnson Wins Appeal for Volunteer Firefighters

Published August 13, 2012
When Berryhill Volunteer Fire District was sued for wrongful termination, Terry O'Donnell took the case. More →

Terry O'Donnell seeks District 23 State House of Representatives Seat

Published June 12, 2012
The partners and staff of Savage O’Donnell Affeldt Weintraub & Johnson are happy to support Terry O’Donnell as he seeks to win the seat in District 23 for the State House of Representatives. More →

Liability Insurance: Membership Has Its Privileges

Published May 07, 2012
Governor Fallin recently signed a new bill into law that limits the types of damages plaintiff-motorists may recover if they fail to comply with the state’s compulsory insurance law. This type of law is commonly referred to as “no pay, no play” legislation. . More →

Drug Testing Do-Over

Published October, 2011
Drug Testing Do-over: A Brief Overview of the Recent Changes to Oklahoma's Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Act More →

Parenting Coordinators

Published July, 2011
Parenting Coordinators by Kendall W. Johnson, Attorney at Law More →

NFL Lockout

Published May, 2011
Article by Joshua Cline More →

Shared Custody Bill Rejected

Published March 30, 2011
Shared Custody Rejected by Kendall W. Johnson, Attorney at Law SAVAGE, O’DONNELL, AFFELDT, WEINTRAUB & JOHNSON More →

Adam Scott WeintraubPartners Attend Summer Retreat - Photo

Published December 21, 2010
Terry O’Donnell, Tom Affeldt, Kendall Johnson, Mitchell O’Donnell and Adam Weintraub, Partner Retreat July 2010. More →

To Sell Or Not To Sell

Published December 21, 2010
You have probably seen on television investment programs, heard on the radio and read in the Wall Street Journal that the tax reductions enacted in 2001 and 2003 will expire at the end of this year. How will we be affected if Congress fails to act? More →

Collaborative Law

Published November 09, 2010
It is unfortunate that nearly fifty percent of marriages wind up in divorce. And the legal process by which divorces are obtained is confusing, often hostile, and certainly expensive. Since the place to obtain a divorce is in court, one has to sue their spouse in the same way someone would sue for a breach of contract. So a divorce is basically a lawsuit against your spouse. Even the style of a case: “Dick vs. Jane” sounds like a set-up for a fight. More →

Adam Scott WeintraubTom Affeldt attends Kiwanis Charity Golf Classic

Published October 28, 2010
Our own Tom Affeldt at the Kiwanis Charity Golf Classic at LaFortune Park, September 10, 2010 with Miss Oklahoma Emoly West. More →

If Lindsay Lohan were in Oklahoma

Published August 11, 2010
As you may have heard, Lindsay Lohan, the once and perhaps future starlet, is serving time for violation of her probation. She had been found to be driving under the influence of alcohol, was given a suspended sentence, and failed to abide by the terms of her probation. As a result of this, she was forced to do some time in the custody of the government of the State of California. More →

Judge tosses bids for Tar Creek demolition

Published May 07, 2010
The judge found last week that the trust overseeing a federal buyout violated the state's Open Meeting Act.  More →

Starting Your Own Business

Published February 24, 2010
Starting your own business is a giant step, full of anticipation and uncertainty. Most people look forward to being their own boss. Coupled with the dream of independence is the fear of being responsible for all aspects of the business. Your attorney is qualified to remove some of the uncertainties of getting your business going. More →

What To Do When Your Spouse Dies

Published February 12, 2010
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Auto Insurance Quick Reference Guide

Published February 12, 2010
“Full coverage” is a term without any real meaning. Realistically, you cannot ask your agent for full coverage and truly know what it is you’re buying. Insurance coverage isn’t like a big umbrella. Instead, it’s like a series of small umbrellas. If you don’t have the right ones open…you might get soaked! Talk to your agent not only to get the full story, but also to get the exact coverage you want. More →

Preparing for a Divorce

Published November 17, 2009
You have just learned that your personal life looks the subject of a soap-opera: Your marriage is falling apart. Other than the death of a loved one, this is likely the most serious dilemma of your life. Here are some practical pointers for what to do if your marriage is beyond saving. More →

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Liability Insurance: Membership Has Its Privileges

Governor Fallin recently signed a new bill into law that limits the types of damages plaintiff-motorists may recover if they fail to comply with the state's compulsory insurance law. This type of law is commonly referred to as “no pay, no play” legislation. More →

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