Fletcher Dal Handley, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in El Reno, OK

The Handley Law Center
 | 111 South Rock Island Avenue, El Reno, OK 73036
Phone: 405-467-2829
Fax: 405-262-3531
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
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Attorney Profile

FLETCHER D. HANDLEY, JR., practices plaintiff's personal injury, including asbestos exposue law throughout Oklahoma. He is a former member of the Council of the American Bar Association's Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), and has also served as Chair of the Auto Law Committee.  He most recently serrved as Chair of the Plaintiff's Policy Task Force. In 1999, he testified on behalf of the ABA before the US Senate Commerce Committee regarding no-fault insurance. He is a former member of the ABA Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law, and the ABA Working Group on Protecting the Rights of Service Members. Handley began his military career as an Air Force ROTC Cadet in 1966, and served on active duty with U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron 11 as a P-3 Orion aircrew member from 1969-1972. He enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1981 and was commissioned into the JAG Corps in 1983. He retired as the Assistant State Judge Advocate for Oklahoma and Military Judge in January, 2008. He was selected as Oklahoma's Outstanding Young Lawyer of 1983 and was appointed to a temporary division of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals in 1991.  He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is an Oklahoma Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a Top 100 Trial Lawyer of the National Trial Lawyers Association.  He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, serving as 2019 President.  He was selected as the OAJ Outstanding Trial Lawyer of 2018.  He is a Charter Member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, and currently serves on the Primerus Accreditation Board.  He serves on the Membership Committee of the Public Justice Foundation. He is an Oklahoma State Delegate to the AAJ Board of Governors and a member of the AAJ Council of Presidents.  He is licensed to practice in all Oklahoma state and federal courts, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Bad Faith Insurance, Mediation


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  • About Fletcher Handley, Jr.

    Admitted: 1979, Oklahoma

    Professional Webpage: https://www.handleylaw.com/fletcher-dal-handley-jr/


    • Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
    • Primerus Lifetime Achievement award in 2012
    • Coach — 1990 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial State Champion
    • Twice awarded the Lamplighter Award by the El Reno Education Association
    • Appointed to temporary division of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, 1991
    • Oklahoma Super Lawyer in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury and family law, 2009 – 2017
    • Lifetime Acheivment Award, Internation Society of Primerus Lawfirms, 2011
    • Based on two significant jury verdicts in 2018., Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the year, Oklahoma Association for Justice, 2018
    • Selected by Oklahoma Bar Association as Oklahoma's Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1983, Outstanding Young Lawyer, Oklahoma Bar Association., 1983
    • Tomy D. Frasier Lifetime Achievment Award, Oklahoma Association for Justice, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Former President, Canadian County Bar Association
    • Former Chair, Primerus Plaintiff and Consumer Practice Group, 2017
    • Member, Public Justice Foundation
    • ABA Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law
    • Chair of the Auto Law Committee
    • Charter Member, International Society of Primerus Law Firms
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2014; Oklahoma Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2008; Top 100 Trial Lawyer of the National Trial Lawyers Association; Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Executive Committee, Oklahoma Association for Justice; Chair, Plaintiff's Policy Task Force, TIPS, American Bar Association.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Boards of the Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian County Guidance Center
    • President, El Reno Family YMCA
    • President, El Reno Community Theatre
    • President, Noon Lions Club
    • Primerus Public Service Award, 1995; Lawyers Against Hunger.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Oklahoma Dram Shop Law: A PrimerSpeaker — Motor Vehicle Collision Seminar, Hawaii Bar Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1999 Speaker — "Trial of a Serious Auto-Truck Accident Case," TIPS-YLD Spring Meeting, La Jolla, CA, 1998 Speaker — "Class Certification of an Insurance Coverage Issue," American Bar Association Convention, San Francisco, 1997 Program Chair and Speaker — "Mediation of an Auto Wreck Case - What to Know Before You Mediate," American Bar Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994 Panelist — "Consumer Choice in Auto Insurance," American Bar AssociationConvention, New York City, New York, 1993How to Handle Small Personal Injury Cases,Oklahoma County Bar Association Seminar, Aspen, Colorado, February, 1993 Program Chair — "Hedonic Damages," American Bar Association Convention, San Francisco, California, 1992A Guide to Administrative Board Proceedings in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia, July, 1991
    • Delegate to the Oklahoma Bar Convention
    • Mentor at the 2002 National Trial Academy in Reno, Nevada
    • Guest Speaker at the 1999 Hawaii Bar Association’s Automobile Law Symposium


    • $1,550,000 Verdict in for Wrongful Death against bar/restaurant. , 2005
    • $1,020,000 Jury Verdict on behalf of family injured when oil field truck pulled in front of them at I-40 on ramp., 2018
    • Handley v. Santa Fe Minerals, 849 P.2d 433 (1998)
    • Robertson v. Martin, 613 P.2d 1049 (Okla. 1980)
    • $1,000,000 jury verdict, including pre-judgment interest — Personal Injury from truck debris on I-40, Canadian County., 2011
    • $300,050 Jury Verdict plus attorney fees for toxic exposure in rural Oklahoma, 2018

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Testified before U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in opposition to proposed National No-fault Insurance Law. , 1999


    • News report on Jury verdict in Dram Shop case tried in Oklahoma County., Casey's Law, 2005

    Educational Background:

    • 1966 Graduate of El Reno High School - selected as Distinguished Alumni in 2010 1975 Graduate of the University of Oklahoma, BA in Journalism/Professional Writing 1990 Graduate of US Army Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

    Industry Groups

    • ABA Tort Trial And Insurance Practice Section
    • American Association For Justice
    • International Society Of Primerus Lawfirms
    • Oklahoma Association For Justice
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    111 South Rock Island Avenue
    El Reno, OK 73036

    Phone: 405-467-2829

    Fax: 405-262-3531

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