About Howard BerksonHoward Berkson is the managing member of Boston Avenue Law, PLLC, which focuses on providing efficient, effective legal services to businesses in the areas of employment law and commercial law. In addition to its legal expertise, the Firm contains executive level experience in human resources management, operations, and sales. As a result, the Firm understands the managerial, operational, and bottom line goals that must be balanced in finding solutions to clients' concerns.
- Business Law
- Employment Law
- Insurance Claims
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|University of Tulsa||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Graduated with honors.|
|Activities: Executive Notes and Comments Editor, Energy Law Journal.|
|University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign||M.A.||Labor and Industrial Relations|
|University of Washington||B.A.||Philosophy|
|Vice Chair, Bench and Bar Local Rules Subcommittee||Tulsa County Bar Association|
|Tulsa Area Human Resources Association|
|Oklahoma Bar Association|
|Tulsa County Bar Association|
|Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association|
- Overall: 158 Answers
- This Year: 158 Answers
Q. How long does summary judgement take
A: Summary judgment can be very simple or very complicated. The more complicated it is, the longer it will take for a judge to rule on it. Also, it depends on how busy the court is where the motion for summary judgment is pending. We don't have enough information to give a more concrete answer.
Q. Can a hospital or emergency room take my unisured motorist claim if they have filed a lien?
A: Probably. A hospital can file a medical lien on your personal injury claim so that it can provide healthcare services to you without worrying about being paid.
Q. How can I file to be compensated for an assult the OKC attorney office chose not to press charges. I have medical bills
A: You would have to sue the person in civil court for the tort of battery or negligence, depending on the circumstances. If you win the case, you would then have to actually collect on the judgment. If the other person has no money, no decent job, and no valuable assets, you might not ever see any money.
Q. How do i go about getting a pro bono lawyer in tulsa area in oklahoma
A: Go here: http://www.legalaidok.org/
Q. I asked the state to drop charges on my ex for domestic abuse in the presence of minors. Can I change my mind?
A: Yes, you can change your mind. Here are details: Whether the state can re-file charges depends on whether the constitutional protection against double jeopardy applies and whether the criminal charge has "expired" under the statute of limitations. Ordinarily, the Constitution protects a person from being charged a second time for the same act once a jury has been sworn. If the State dropped charges before a jury was sworn, it can re-file those charges unless the statute of limitations has passed. The limitations period depends on whether the charge was a felony or a misdemeanor. Call the district attorney's office in the county where the case was being prosecuted and let them know you have changed your mind. They will have all the information necessary to determine if they can charge your ex again.
Q. I had bk problems and my boss knew about them and I hurt it agin at work then my boss fired me for it
A: You should talk to an attorney experienced with workers' compensation law.
Q. Are employers required to pay unused pto if you are furloughed?
A: A "furlough" is typically a temporary leave. An employee on temporary leave is entitled to whatever the PTO policy allows. Also, there can be complicating factors, particularly if the furlough is for less than one week (e.g., 1 day per week for 3 months) and the employee is paid on a salary basis rather than on an hourly basis. For a more complete answer, you would have to talk to an attorney and provide all the facts and circumstances, including a copy of the employee handbook.
Q. What paperwork do i have to file pro se on an adoption i have paperwok from legal aid but no one can tell me what to do
A: Legal aid should be able to assist you unless you do not qualify for their services. If legal aid cannot help you, check with non-profit organizations that facilitate adoption such as Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City or Heritage Family Services in Tulsa.
Q. When my landlord sells our house does that terminate our lease? Can we leave and demand our deposit back?
A: If your landlord sells the property you are renting, you are still bound by the lease and the new owner is responsible for the landlord's obligations on the lease. There are some details about required written notification. See Title 41, section 119(C) of the Oklahoma statutes.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Our joint May-June newsletter is out! http://t.co/xuI6yHC4bN— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) June 9, 2014
Kristin and Howard will be chairing different legal volunteer tables at the Joyce Meyer Food Friday in the ballpark on the 6th!— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) June 2, 2014
The April Newsletter is finally here! Advanced Topics in HR: the NLRB in Non-Union Environments. - http://t.co/AZaP3wPnxN— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) April 13, 2014
EEOC recently released new religious accommodation guidelines for compliance! Are your practices in line?— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) March 11, 2014
Catch the latest news on attorney Kristin Treager's Porsche racing efforts this season: good luck at Sebring! http://t.co/xYE23RNYsI— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) March 8, 2014
The March newsletter is out - Learn about temporary impairments under the ADA! http://t.co/maX162HMGz— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) March 6, 2014
Oklahoma has broadened the scope of employer conduct constituting workers compensation retaliation. Details in the March newsletter!— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) February 22, 2014
IRS issued final regs on employer responsibility under the Affordable Care Act! http://t.co/CROHiYqOMu— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) February 11, 2014
The February Newsletter is out! "A Few Employee Handbook Essentials" - Check it out now at http://t.co/Wko3FmAuzw— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) February 3, 2014
Do you know how fast you were going? Speed traps common in OK. -- http://t.co/6oumI18A7X— Howard Berkson (@HBerksonLaw) January 20, 2014