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Attorney Profiles

Stephen J. Capron

Stephen J. Capron

Mr. Capron received his undergraduate degree in Psychology with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and received his Juris Doctorate degree with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, the Order of the Coif and is a former editor of the Oklahoma Law Review.

Early in his career, Mr. Capron discovered a "knack" for trial work. Rejecting much of the advice of the so called "experts," Mr. Capron opted for, what he considers, a more honest and candid approach to trial work. "First you have to recognize that jurors are just people. If you can talk to them like people and stop trying to trick them with the latest trial gimmick, you are two steps ahead of the game."

This approach to trial work has proven to be very successful. Mr. Capron has achieved substantial success in both defending and prosecuting a variety of cases.

Unlike many trial lawyers, Mr. Capron has extensive experience as an appellate practitioner in both the state and federal courts. Mr. Capron’s appellate practice includes both bringing and defending appeals, as well as seeking extraordinary writs from the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. On multiple occasions, Mr. Capron has engaged in oral arguments practicing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, successfully bringing relief to his clients.

Mr. Capron has published articles and taught seminars on a variety of topics involving nursing home litigation, tort reform, insurance bad faith, and pharmaceutical manufacturer liability. Mr.. Capron has a broad civil practice which includes personal involvement at all stages of the case from first contact through the appeal process.

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas

Professional Associations
and Memberships:

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Michael J. Edwards (1947 to 2016)

Michael J. Edwards (1947 to 2016)

Mr. Edwards received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. After service in the United States Navy, Mr. Edwards returned to Oklahoma State University and earned his MBA degree in marketing and finance. Mr. Edwards obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1981.

Mr. Edwards began his law practice as an associate for one of the largest defense firms in Oklahoma City. His practice focused on aviation law, products liability, construction defects, building collapses, hospital defense, environmental law, and general insurance defense litigation. He practiced extensively in the areas of insurance defense, banking law, D&O and E&O defense.

Prior to forming Capron & Edwards in 2005, Mr. Edwards was the managing attorney for the eastern half of Oklahoma for USF&G Insurance Company. During his tenure as a managing attorney, he handled over 800 active cases through jury trial and/or settlement. He was recognized for excellence in fraud investigation and discovery of questionable claims.

Mr. Edwards passed away in February of 2016. His presence is sadly missed, but his legacy of hard work, and his standards for the highest level of legal practice, continue to be maintained by the firm he helped form.

Areas of Practice

Trucking Liability

Trucking Liability

Few everyday occurrences can so dramatically and tragically affect ordinary people as trucking collisions. As do law enforcement agencies, at Capron & Edwards law offices of Tulsa, Oklahoma, we avoid the designation of a trucking "collision" as a trucking "accident" because "accident" implies unavoidability or a lack of culpability.

Trucking Liability

Product Liability

Whether the product at issue is a pharmaceutical product, industrial product, household product, business product, or other product, the law imposes an onerous burden on its manufacturers and distributors.

Trucking Liability

Civil Rights Litigation

Civil rights violations and discrimination entail a variety of causes of legal action which range from excessive force, wrongful arrest, and other matters involving police misconduct, to employment and other forms of discrimination, to infringement upon rights to free speech and association.

Trucking Liability

Insurance Liability

Insurance companies owe a duty to act fairly and in good faith with their individual insureds at all times under Oklahoma law. At the same time, and less frequently recognized, insureds must deal fairly and in good faith with their insurers.

Trucking Liability

Catastrophic Injury / Wrongful Death

Catastrophic injuries and wrongful death can occur from a number of causes, including trucking "accidents", propane explosions and other fires, extreme negligence or recklessness, or any dangerous activity.

Trucking Liability

Nursing Home / Elder Abuse

With the population of baby-boomers getting older, the nursing home and long-term care business is booming. The increase in elderly population has led to a dramatic increase in both the number of nursing homes, as well as the occupied beds within nursing homes.