John McCormick
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John McCormick

John McCormick graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1966. He then served four years in the United States Marine Corps as a Naval Flight Officer. When released from active duty in 1971, McCormick entered the College of Law at the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduation from OU in 1974, he returned to the Marine Corps, serving two years as a judge advocate.

John returned to Tulsa in 1976 as a trial lawyer. In his forty-five years as a trial lawyer, he has tried cases both as insurance defense counsel and as plaintiff’s counsel. His practice has included automobile crashes, product liability, premises liability, employment law and medical/hospital negligence. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

In 1988, John was appointed as an adjunct settlement judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He continued to serve as a senior adjunct settlement judge through 2009. He has conducted several hundred court appointed and private mediations since 1993. He continues his trial practice with Sherwood, McCormick & Robert, now primarily representing injured parties.

Areas of Expertise

  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability


  • University of Oklahoma School of Law, Tulsa, OK. Juris Doctor, 1974
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Bachelor of Arts, Government, 1966, Specialized Dispute Resolution Education and Training
  • Adjunct Settlement Judge Training, 1988, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Advanced Mediation Training, 1999, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, 1974
  • Professional Responsibility Tribunal, 1990-1993
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Fee Arbitration Committee, Chairman, 1991
  • Ethics Committee, Chairman, 1988
  • Grievance Committee, Vice Chairman, 1990
  • State Bar of California, 1974
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • American Association For Justice
  • American Inns of Court, Master Emeritus
  • American College of Trial Lawyers