Karen L. Long

Karen L. Long

Member

Karen L. Long was born in Joplin, Missouri and admitted to Oklahoma bar in 1979. Her undergraduate degree is from Drury College; Christopher Newport College of William and Mary (B.A., 1975) and law degree is from the Oklahoma City University (J.D., 1978). Ms. Long has been employed by Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold since 1990 and was made a shareholder and director of the firm in 1992.

Bar Admissions

Legal Experience

  • 1989 -1990 - Watson & McKenzie
  • 1979 - 1989 - General Counsel, Oklahoma Education Association
  • 1990 - the present - Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold 

Court Admissions

  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Involvement - Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma School Board Attorneys Association - Member (President and Past President)
  • American Bar Association
  • National School Boards Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Council Oak Chapter of the American Inns of Court - Member
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Public Employees Relations Board (Past Member and Chair - Gubernatorial appointment) 

Professional Involvement - Certifications

  • Adjunct Settlement Judge - Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Tulsa County Professional Responsibility Committee (past member)
  • Northern District Court Grievance Committee
  • Tulsa Lawyers for Children 

Community and Business Involvement

  • Redeemer Covenant Church
  • F.O.R.M. (an association with McCall's Chapel serving disabled residents)
  • Tulsa Lawyers for Children 

Seminars and Lectures

  • "Discovery in Drug Use Testing," Clinical Chemistry Journal of Forensic Science, 1990;
  • "Counseling, Treatment and Employer Response," Journal of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 1987;
  • "Proper Records Aid in Litigation," Forensic Urine Drug Testing, 1988;
  • Title IX Athletics Program Guideline for School Districts, 2001; Republished 2002
  • Employment Legal Issues, 2002
  • Numerous papers discussing a variety of legal issues impacting education and employment

Published Cases

  • Falvo v. Owasso Independent School Dist. No. I-011, 233 F.3d 1203, 149 Ed. Law Rep 664 (10th Cir. 2000), rev'd, 534 U.S. 426, 122 S.Ct. 934 (2002).
  • Education Service Center of Oklahoma, Inc. v. Independent School Dist. I-1 Pottawatomie County, 1996 OK CIV APP 127, 932 P.2d 37, 116 Ed. Law Rep. 445 (Okla. Appp. Div. 4, Oct 22, 1996) (No. 85, 414).
  • Ricky v. Mapco, Inc., 50 F.3d 874, 68 Fair Empl. Prac. Case. (BNA) 1745, 66 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 43,566 (10th Cir. (Okla.), Mar 21, 1995) (No. 93-5214)
  • Janda v. Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System, 1993 OK CIV APP 188, 866 P.2d 1222, 88 Ed. Law Rep. 1224 (Okla. App. Div. 3, Nov 30, 1993) ( No. 80,092)
  • State ex rel. Bd. of Trustees of Teachers' Retirement System v. Garrett, 1993 OK CIV APP 29, 848 P.2d 1182, 81 Ed. Law Rep. 1125 (Okla. App. Div.3, Feb 16, 1993) (No. 78,582)
  • Patrick v. State ex rel. State Bd. of Educ., 1992 OK CIV APP 153, 842 P.2d 767, 79 Ed. Law. Rep. 642 (Okla. App. Div. 3, Nov 24, 1992) (No. 78,802)
  • Johnsen v. Independent School Dist. No. 3 of Tulsa County, Okla., 891 F.2d 1485, 57 Ed. Law Rep. 1154 (10th Cir.(Okla.), Dec 19, 1989) (No. 86-2759)
  • Oklahoma Educ. Ass'n v. Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Com'n, 889 F. 2d 929 (10th Cir. (Okla.), Nov 07, 1989) (No. 87-2627, 87-2668)
  • O'Rourke v. City of Norman, 875 F.2d 1465, 57 USLW 2736 (10th Cir.(Okla.), May 23, 1989) (No. 86-2098, 86-2219)
  • Short v. Kiamichi Area Vocational-Technical School Dist. No. 7 of Choctaw County, 761 P.2d 472, 49 Ed. Law Rep. 772, 1988 OK 89 (Okla., Jul 19, 1988) (No. 66,179)
  • DeLafleur v. Independent School Dist. No. 11 of Tulsa County, 727 P.2d 1352, 35 Ed. Law Rep. 1249, 1986 OK 37 (Okla., June 24, 1986) (No. 66,063)
  • Maule v. Independent School Dist. No. 9 of Tulsa County, 714 P.2d 198, 30 Ed. Law Rep. 952, 1985 OK 110   (Okla., Dec 24, 1985) (No. 59,645)
  • Oklahoma Ed. Ass'n, Inc. v. Nigh, 642 P.2d 230, 3 Ed. Law Rep. 182, 1982 OK 22 (Okla., Feb 16, 1982) (No. 57361)
  • Isokariari v. Hillcrest Medical Center, No. 96,040, (Okla. 2001)

Honors and Awards

  • Area - Education Law and Labor and Employment Law (Since 1995)
  • Area - Employment Law (Since 1995)
  • Area - Litigation - Labor & Employment (Since 1995)

  • Area - Labor & Employment Law

  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated