Kirk is the Director of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group, which provides interactive employee and supervisory training, counsel and litigation services for local, regional and national employers. Kirk’s experience as a trial attorney in representing management in litigation in all areas of labor and employment law gives him a unique perspective to provide preventive counsel and training to employers of all sizes. In addition, he regularly provides management training and counseling in the practice areas of legal compliance and effectively managing employee performance and behavior, employment claim prevention, discrimination and harassment prevention, conducting internal investigations, wage and hour compliance, occupational safety and health, labor relations, union avoidance, immigration, unemployment claims management, disability benefits and workers’ compensation and compliance.
Kirk has extensive experience in representing private and public employers in state and federal court discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination and civil rights matters, and routinely represents management in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, State fair employment agencies and the Department of Labor.
Kirk has been named one of “The Best Lawyers of America” and one of
Kirk has served on the Board of Directors of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (“TAHRA”) for the past eightteen years. He is a past President of TAHRA (2002-2003) and currently serves as Vice President, Legislative Affairs and General Counsel. Kirk has been honored with the TAHRA President’s Award and the TAHRA Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions to the human resources profession. Kirk is the Vice President-Legislative Affairs and General Counsel for the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, and is a past board member of the Tulsa Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinators’ Association. Kirk has been a member of the National Employee and Labor Relations Committee for the Society for Human Resource Management, chairs the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Labor and Human Resources Task Force, is a member of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce Human Resources and Legislative Affairs Committees, and serves as General Counsel for WorkForce Tulsa, the Tulsa Automobile Dealers Association and the Tulsa Better Business Bureau.
Kirk is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law. He is a member of the American, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tulsa County (labor and employment law sections) Bar Associations and has served as Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
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