Oklahoma Sewer Lawyers is a division of BUXTON LAW GROUP, an Oklahoma City based law firm that specializes in lawsuits against governments and municipalities that have harmed and caused loss for Oklahomans. Founded and directed by trial lawyer Jim Buxton, Oklahoma Sewer Lawyers have successfully brought claims against Governments, Towns, Cities and Municipalities all across Oklahoma and have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts since 2007.
In Oklahoma, there are special laws that shield cities and municipalities from liability and it takes an experienced lawyer to navigate the Governmental Tort Claims process and get victims the compensation they deserve. Lead Trial Lawyer, Jim Buxton, pioneered the use of a “Nuisance” theory to maximize the recovery for sewer flood victims. Previously, a homeowner would be capped at $25,000.00 under the law in Oklahoma. Now that the courts recognize “nuisance” claims for the victims of sewer claims, the damages are now capped at $175,000.00 per occupant of the home. Since 2007 we have tried or settled cases all across Oklahoma and have recovered over millions for Oklahoma homeowners.
Oklahoma Sewer Lawyers are recognized by their colleagues and peers as the “go to lawyers” for claims against a city or government. We handle the entire process from making sure all claims are preserved and presented, to handling all the investigation and evidence preservation, through litigation and trial, and appeal if necessary. However, our goal is to get the claim resolved as quickly as possible so our clients can rebuild their homes and their lives. We advance all fees and costs and only get paid if we are successful.
Jim Buxton is a native Oklahoman, born and raised in Duncan, Oklahoma. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He and is a graduate of the prestigious Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, founded by renowned trial lawyer Gerry Spence and He was also elected to the Trial Lawyers College F-Warriors Board as Region 5 representative in July 2011.
Mr. Buxton is an experienced trial lawyer who represents people who have been hurt or wronged by the carelessness of others or the greed of insurance companies. In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. Buxton is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars where he shares his knowledge and experience with other Oklahoma lawyers and is an active member in the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Buxton is licensed to practice in all Oklahoma State and Federal Courts and is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Foundation, Oklahoma County Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Buxton and his wife Katherine live in Oklahoma City where they raise their two daughters. He is a member of Nichols Hills Methodist Church and is active in many local charities and philanthropic organizations.
Krystal Eaton grew up in Ninnekah, Oklahoma, a small town south of Chickasha. Krystal started taking legal assistant classes at the Canadian Valley Technology Center in high school and soon found out that being a legal assistant and working in the law field was her true calling. She graduated from Rose State College in 2010 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science of Paralegal Studies. Krystal started an internship as a legal assistant in Chickasha, Oklahoma in 2008. That internship turned into a career. She has been a legal assistant for 12 years.
Krystal has worked with the Buxton Law Group since July of 2015. Krystal does a little bit of everything from helping clients who have incurred personal and property damages by sewer floods caused by the city’s sanitary sewer system. She also works on both Plaintiff and Defense side of motor vehicle and commercial vehicle accidents. Krystal chose to work at the Buxton Law Group because Jim is the type of attorney that works hard for his clients, he isn’t about the money, he is about the well being of his clients. Working with Jim, Jill and Logan has truly been a blessing, they are more than coworkers they are family. If not in the office, Krystal enjoys spending time with her husband Brock and their families watching OU Sooner football, visiting the beach and playing with their niece and nephews.
Jill Tate joined the Buxton Law Group in 2006 as legal assistant which quickly expanded to include assisting with the personal injury cases before, after and during trial. She assists in maintaining close communications with clients through phone calls and correspondence, requests and organizes all medical records pertinent to a case. Jill also is responsible for managing and running the law firm.
Jill graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School in 1998, received her Associate of Arts in Teaching from San Marcos University in 2004 before returning to Oklahoma City to start a family. Jill is the proud mother of 2 girls, Rachel and Natalee. Jill loves to spend time with her girls, watching their various sporting activities.