THOMAS M. ASKEW

Attorney at Law

Tom is a shareholder and director in the firm’s Tulsa office. He litigates business disputes, first- and third-party insurance matters, transportation liability cases, "bad faith" cases, business torts, contract disputes with private and governmental entities and personal injury matters.

With three decades of legal experience, Mr. Askew has tried numerous bench and jury trials in the Oklahoma State and Federal Courts, and has substantial experience with mediation and arbitration matters. He is admitted to the Oklahoma State and Federal courts, as well as numerous federal appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court. He also currently serves as a Municipal Court Judge.

In addition to his traditional legal practice, Tom also serves as outside general counsel to B.B.I. Sports Group and is a certified general agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association. The agency represents numerous professional baseball athletes.

Mr. Askew obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa School of Law in 1990. During law school he was a member of the Energy Law Journal. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1986.

Mr. Askew is an active member of the Tulsa County and Oklahoma Bar Associations. He received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been highly ranked by Super Lawyers since 2013. Mr. Askew is also named to the American Registry’s Top Attorneys in Oklahoma, America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, American’s Most Honored Professionals (2019), America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® for Oklahoma (2019) and America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (2020). He has also been voted into the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Notable Cases

Mr. Askew has assisted B.B.I. Sports Group in negotiating the salary arbitration case for Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy. He also helped present the salary arbitration case on behalf of Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer and Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher Archie Bradley.

Board Service

Oklahoma Bar Association – Insurance Section, Chair (2001);
Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel – Director (1998-2001);
Defense Research Institute – Products Liability Committee, Member

Speaking Engagements

“Subrogation Potpourri” – Oklahoma Claims Association Fall Meeting (2006)

Office: 918-699-8919
Cell: 918-629-7555
Address: Riggs Abney
502 W. 6th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119-1010
Email: taskew@riggsabney.com