Michael D. Carter to receive 2021 DRI Kevin Driskill Outstanding State Representative Award

Michael Carter attorney portrait

Michael D. Carter is an experienced litigator and represents a wide variety of parties in environmental and toxic tort cases in state and federal courts.

Michael D. Carter of Phillips Murrah P.C. has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Kevin Driskill Outstanding State Representative Award. DRI is the leading organization of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

Each year, the award is presented to a current or immediate past DRI state representative who has made significant contributions toward promoting DRI membership within his or her state; has been instrumental in implementing a significant, unique program to foster the relationship between DRI and the State and Local Defense Organization (SLDO) to enhance DRI’s stature; and/or has enhanced the public’s view of the role of the defense lawyer in the broader society.

Carter has been a DRI State Representative since 2018 and was DRI’s State Membership Chair in 2017-2018. He will be honored with the Kevin Driskill Outstanding State Representative Award during DRI’s annual meeting in October in Chicago.

“I am thrilled and humbled to receive this award, made more special by being named for our late colleague from Oklahoma, Kevin Driskill, who I first met when we were freshmen at the University of Oklahoma,” Carter said. Driskill’s legal career spanned over 35 years before he passed away in 2014.

Carter is an experienced litigator and represents a wide variety of parties in environmental and toxic tort cases in state and federal courts. In addition, he is a long-time policy advisor on workers’ compensation issues in the state of Oklahoma.

Contact Michael D. Carter at 405.606.4715 or mdcarter@phillipsmurrah.com.