SSR In Action

Statement on Bates Bond Reduction Hearing

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016 We have learned that there is a hearing set for May 3, at 1:30pm, on Bob Bates’ “Motion for Bail Pending Post Trial Motions”. However, under Oklahoma […]

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Robert Bates Guilty

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 27, 2016

On April 27, 2016, justice was served. A jury found Robert Bates, the 74-year-old volunteer reserve sheriff deputy, guilty of second-degree manslaughter. The jurors recommended the maximum sentence of four years […]

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Elliott Williams’ Torturous Jail Treatment & Death

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 19, 2016

This week, the horrific treatment of Elliott Williams gained national media attention five years after his torturous death. On Saturday, October 22, 2011, 37-year-old Elliott Williams sustained a debilitating spinal […]

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New Video of Robert Bates Shows a Pattern

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 1, 2016

Newly released video obtained by The Frontier catches former Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates holding a Taser and a gun over an unarmed, restrained man just weeks before he shot and killed […]

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Glanz Civil Rights Violations Cases

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On March 29, 2016

There are still 21 open Civil Rights Violations Cases against Stanley Glanz Earlier this month a federal jury found former Tulsa County sheriff Stanley Glanz liable for creating an environment in the […]

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Jury Awards Plaintiff in Tulsa Jail Civil Rights Case

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On March 4, 2016

After eight days and more than nine hours of deliberation, the five-man, two-woman federal jury found former Tulsa County sheriff, Stanley Glanz, guilty for creating an environment in the Tulsa County Jail that violated […]

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Daniel Smolen on TCSO Corruption

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On February 10, 2016

The Daily Beast interviewed Partner Daniel Smolen regarding the shooting of Eric Harris and the corruption of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and Stanley Glanz. Smolen, an attorney for the […]

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Our Year in the Tulsa Community

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On January 22, 2016

As we begin another year, we look back at 2015 as a year of big wins both for our clients but also for our team and our community. We made […]

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Judge in Robert Bates Case Recuses Himself

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On October 30, 2015

The judge assigned to the second degree manslaughter trial against Robert Bates recused himself the morning of Friday, October 30. Daniel Smolen, attorney for the Harris family, sent Steve Kunzweiler, Tulsa […]

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2015 Oklahoma Super Lawyers

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On October 14, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Donald E. Smolen, II, Daniel Smolen and David Warta have been named to the 2015 Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Each year, only the top five […]

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Grand Jury Petition Signatures Verified

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 We are aware that the Election Board has verified more than 6,600 signatures on the Grand Jury Petition. This should send a strong signal to the Tulsa […]

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Statement on TCSO Assessment

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 We are aware that Sheriff Glanz plans to have an outside organization conduct an assessment “of the entire Sheriff’s Office with the goal of improving performance, efficiency, […]

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Statement on Tom Huckeby and Terry Simonson

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015 The resignation of Major Tom Huckeby is a welcome and necessary step. Both Major Huckeby and former Undersheriff Albin were key components in the broken TCSO system. […]

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Federal Inquiry Launched into TCSO

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 24, 2015

View More: U.S. News|Live News|More News Videos CBS News covers the allegations about the special treatment of Robert Bates that led to a federal inquiry into the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. Recent […]

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Bates was Investigated in 2009 – CBS News Reports

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 22, 2015

View More: Live News|More News Videos CBS Evening News reports on the 2009 investigation that found that Tulsa deputies voiced concerns about Robert Bates’ behavior in the field as well as […]

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Statement on April 22, 2015 TCSO News Report

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 For weeks, we have been saying that Bob Bates’ training records were falsified, and that the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office was acting to cover it up. For […]

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Dan Smolen Addresses Media

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 21, 2015

The Tulsa World covers Dan Smolen discussing Robert Bates’ training documents and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s department in the aftermath of the shooting of Eric Harris on April 2, 2015. *image and […]

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Statement from the Family of Eric Harris

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 21, 2015

STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF ERIC HARRIS April 21, 2015 We are not surprised that Mr. Bates pled not guilty. We are, however, surprised that Mr. Bates would choose to […]

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Eric Harris’ Son Seeks Justice

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 19, 2015

The teenage son of Eric Harris, the unarmed man shot and killed by a 73-year-old reserve sheriff’s deputy in Oklahoma this month, said Sunday the deputy was too old to […]

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Dan Smolen on CNN’s Erin Burnett

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 17, 2015

Dan Smolen, Attorney for Eric Harris’ family: Truth will come out Attorney Dan Smolen talks to Erin Burnett Out Front about Volunteer Deputy Robert Bates’ interview and apology for fatally shooting […]

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April 13 2015 Eric Harris Press Conference

  • Posted by Katie Sachse
  • On April 13, 2015

Smolen, Smolen and Roytman lawyers spoke at a press conference on Monday, April 13 discussing the media releases and claims made by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) regarding the […]

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Class Certification Granted Against SEECO, Inc.

  • Posted by admin
  • On May 13, 2015

The Law Offices of Dale Lipsmeyer, Smolen, Smolen, & Roytman, PLLC, and Caruso Law Firm, PC Announce Class Certification Granted in Action Against SEECO, Inc. A team of experienced oil […]

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SSR In The News: 2013 – 2014

  • Posted by admin
  • On April 13, 2015

Judges’ campaign contributors released – May 18, 2014 People & Places: Tennis Ball at LaFortune, Tatas & Tinis and more – April 20, 2014 People & Places: Signing off – […]

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