David Humphreys has been practicing law since 1987. He was a member of the first class (1994) of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming. He was recognized in 2004 by the college, along with his partner, Luke Wallace, as the Warriors of the Year for the 18-state South Central region of the country and currently serves as a member of the teaching staff. He was recognized in the inaugural edition as a “super lawyer” in Oklahoma by Law and Public Policy, Inc.
He and his partner, Luke Wallace, have participated in dozens of trials and settlements resulting in multiple millions of dollars in recovery for their consumer law clients, including in the areas of debt collection abuse, identity theft, auto fraud and mortgage fraud/wrongful foreclosure. David has provided CLE and pro bono representation across the country and is grateful for his membership in NACA and close friendships that have resulted from his association with NCLC and NACA. In 2002, the National Association of Consumer Advocacy awarded David and his partner, Luke, the Trial Advocates of the Year Award.
Luke Wallace is a father, husband and a trial lawyer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1994 and has been practicing since. Along with his partner, David Humphreys, he has tried jury trials from coast-to-coast. Some of these jury verdicts for consumer fraud, FDCPA, collection abuse, predatory lending, auto fraud and identity theft include:
· July 2011, U.S. District Court of New Mexico, $1.26 Million in actual and punitive damages for FDCPA and state law claims;
· May 2010, Oklahoma City, OK, $400,000 in actual and punitive damages for auto fraud;
· October 2009, Tulsa, OK, $310,000 in actual and punitive damages for wrongful collection against Wells Fargo;
· October 2009, Oklahoma City, OK, $330,000 in actual and punitive damages for auto fraud;
· April 2009, Northern District of California, $500,000 in actual and punitive damages for FDCPA and state law claims;
· January 2007, Baltimore, MD, $427,000 in actual and punitive damages for auto fraud;
· February 2006, Orange County, California Superior Court, $347,000 in actual damages and punitive damages against North Orange County Credit Union;
· November 2005, Tulsa, OK, $4.94 Million in actual and punitive damages against Ameriquest for predatory lending and wrongful collection;
· November 2004, Tulsa, OK, $1.7 Million in actual and punitive damages for predatory lending and wrongful collection;
· February, 2002, Sapulpa, OK, $1.35 Million in actual and punitive damages for wrongful collection against Conseco Finance;
· October 2001, Tulsa, OK, $310,000 in actual and punitive damages; and
· October 2000, Claremore, OK, $3 Million for emotional distress.
Luke has been admitted pro hac vice for jury trials in consumer fraud cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Luke frequently trains other lawyers in the areas of trial practice and consumer law. He speaks to national, state and local bar associations on FDCPA, wrongful collection, identity theft, false credit reporting, predatory lending, automobile fraud, trial skills and maximizing damages in consumer law cases.
Luke is a 2001 graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, WY. In 2004, the college recognized him and his partner, David Humphreys, as Co-Warriors of the Year for the 18-state South Central region of the country. Luke is a member of the teaching staff of the Trial Lawyers College. Luke has been named an Oklahoma Super Lawyer since 2006. In 2002, The National Association of Consumer Advocates awarded him and his partner, David, the Trial Advocates of the Year Award.
Tanya Humphreys was born in Booneville, Arkansas on December 28, 1964. She graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1992; admitted to practice before the state courts of Oklahoma in 1992; also admitted to practice before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma.
Paul Catalano is a husband, father, and lawyer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been practicing law with the firm of Humphreys Wallace Humphreys P.C. since his graduation from the University of Tulsa, John Rogers School of Law and his admission to the Oklahoma Bar in 2008. Mr. Catalano graduated in the top 5% of his class, was awarded the Order of the Curule Chair, was an editor of the Tulsa Law Review, and received many academic awards, including Awards for Academic Excellence in Contracts, Criminal Procedure: Police Practices, International Energy and Natural Resource Law, Arbitration, Protection of Minority and Indigenous Cultures, and Constitutional Law II. In addition to admission to practice law before the state courts of Oklahoma, he has been admitted to practice before the United State District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma and been admitted pro hac vice before the Georgia Court of Appeals.
In 2012, Mr. Catalano took on a new and additional challenge in his professional career by seeking to serve District 78 as a representative to the Oklahoma State House.
Mr. Catalano is an active member of the American Inns of Court: Council Oak/Johnson Sontag house. He is a board member for the Zarrow International School Foundation. He is also an avid volleyball player, involved with the Zarrow International School PTA, and has coached youth basketball and soccer.