Trust Atkins & Markoff’s 100 Years of Combined Experience
There are times when it may be inevitable that your personal life will collide with the American legal system. When that time comes, you need to be sure that the attorney you choose to guide you through your unique legal matter is equipped with the skills, experience, and determination needed to produce the best possible results. At Atkins & Markoff, our Oklahoma attorneys do precisely that. Whether you are in need of support and counsel when filing a personal injury claim, navigating the bankruptcy process, or defending your rights and freedom using top-tier criminal defense lawyers, our firm’s legal team is prepared to draw from more than 100 years of combined experience and more than $75 million in compensation to deliver the results you need. Take a moment to meet each of our firm’s talented and passionate attorneys.
JEFF ATKINS, PARTNER
Mr. Atkins is a native Oklahoman, born and raised in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Central Oklahoma where he was also a four-year member of the golf team. He obtained his law degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Law.
While in law school he received the American Jurisprudence Award for his academic excellence in Conflicts of Laws and Professional Responsibility. Professional affiliations include: Association of Trial Lawyers of American, Oklahoma Bar Association, the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court, and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Atkins is admitted to practice in all state and Federal Court Districts in Oklahoma. He has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer from 2008 – 2013. Mr. Atkins has been married for 15 years and has 2 children.
In addition to his law practice, he is very active in his community and church. He currently serves on the board of Infant Crisis Services and the Rose Creek Property Owners Association, is entering his sixth season as a coach for his daughter’s soccer team in the Edmond Soccer Club, and co-teaches kindergarten Sunday School with his wife.
DANIEL MARKOFF, PARTNER
Mr. Markoff was born and raised in Houston, Texas, received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He also studied Comparative Law at Oxford University, and Spanish at the Universidad de Valencia, in Valencia, Spain.
While in law school, he was the recipient of the Raymond D. Naifeh Judicial Fellowship, and clerked for Oklahoma County District Judge Eugene H. Mathews. Prior to his law career, Mr. Markoff worked on the 1988 Presidential Campaign as National Advance Staff.
Mr. Markoff was one of the first lawyers in Oklahoma to represent women injured by silicone gel breast implants and the diet drug combination, fen-phen. Throughout his career, Mr. Markoff has assisted his clients in not just resolving their cases, but also trying to change laws to prevent future injuries for the same products. In 1997, Mr. Markoff worked with his client, Ronnie Freeman, in publicizing the danger of fen-phen, which was responsible for the death of Mr. Freeman’s wife, Josie.
Through interviews on CNN, The CBS Evening News, Cosmopolitan Magazine and others, their efforts raised public awareness of the dangers of the drug combination, which was eventually removed from the market.
Mr. Markoff also represented and assisted Lynn Starks, whose daughter, Whitney, was tragically strangled in a defectively designed bunk bed. Through tireless efforts, Ms. Starks was able to change the law in Oklahoma regarding bunk bed construction with the passage of the “Whitney Starks Act” in 1998. Ms. Starks then lobbied in Washington D.C. and helped persuade the Consumer Product Safety Commission to adopt the “Whitney Starks Bunk Bed Rule,” which went into effect in 1999, changing federal bunk bed safety standards from voluntary to mandatory.
Mr. Markoff has spent the majority of his career working in Pharmaceutical Litigation, representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. In 2016, Mr. Markoff was appointed to the steering committee for Taxotere Litigation. In Re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation. MDL NO. 2740. Mr. Markoff was subsequently appointed co-chair of the Discovery Committee in the litigation.
Other pharmaceutical cases Mr. Markoff has been involved in include: Yaz Birth Control, Actos, Risperdal, Round-up Pesticide, IVC Filters, Talcum Powder, Xarelto, GranuFlo, Vioxx, Topamax, Propecia, and others.
In April of 2016, Mr. Markoff and his wife, Nataly, were blessed with the birth of their first child, Alexander David. Their second child, Anderson Pines was born in October of 2017. They are thrilled new parents, and excited to enjoy parenthood a bit later in life. In his spare time, Mr. Markoff is an avid rock climber and hiker. He also enjoys spending time salt water fishing and anything else outdoors.
Professional Affiliations include The American Association for Justice, The Oklahoma Association of Justice, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Board of Directors, 1996-1998, Oklahoma County Bar Association. Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
TOMMY ADLER, PARTNER
Tommy Adler was born and raised in Oklahoma City and now lives with his family in Norman, OK. He graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City. He received his undergraduate degree in Public Relations and Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with a focus on Constitutional Law.
During law school, Mr. Adler gained exposure to the practice of criminal defense law as a legal intern with the Oklahoma City criminal defense firm of J.W. Coyle. After graduation, Mr. Adler worked for three years as a Public Defender in Oklahoma County in the felony trial division. He represented clients in thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to murders. Mr. Adler left the public sector to begin his career in private criminal defense as the founding attorney of the Atkins and Markoff Law Firm Criminal Division.
During his career, Mr. Adler has been successful in winning either a dismissal or a not guilty verdict for his clients in over 95% of his cases that have been called for jury trial. Mr. Adler is an alumnus of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute located in Laramie, WY where he studied criminal defense litigation under a host of the nation’s most respected criminal defense trial lawyers.He has also attended post-graduate training at the Absolute Criminal Defense Litigator’s Conference in Las Vegas, NV and has regularly attended the Pat Williams Criminal Defense Institute sponsored by the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. Mr. Adler has also recently been named as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers association.
Mr. Adler is married and he and his wife have three beautiful children. Mr. Adler and his wife are long-time members of Journey Church in Norman, OK. Mr. Adler enjoys traveling with his wife, golf, running, and following the OKC Thunder and OU sports with his son. He also enjoys cooking, fishing, and his annual mission trips to Haiti.
BRIA HANLON, ASSOCIATE
Bria received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma, then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law. While in law school, Bria was the recipient of the merit scholarship and served as a law ambassador for incoming first year students. Bria began clerking for Atkins & Markoff during her second year of law school. She then joined the firm as an associate upon graduation and admission to the bar. Her current practice is focused on pharmaceutical torts and personal injury.
Bria was recently honored with a NextGen Under 30, 2017, award recognizing individuals under 30 who demonstrate talent, drive, and service to their communities.
Bria grew up in Moore, Oklahoma and enjoys spending time with friends and family, checking out the local dining scene, and serving the community. She is a member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City and volunteers weekly at the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma City.
DAN GOOD, ASSOCIATE
Dan Good is a trial attorney whose sole practice area is criminal defense. Dan served in internship positions with both Atkins and Markoff Law Firm and the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office while in law school at the University of Oklahoma. As a practicing felony trial attorney with the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, Dan has successfully defended clients in a broad range of felony charges in Custer, Woodward, and Okmulgee counties. He then served as a felony trial attorney for the Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office, where he successfully obtained multiple “Not Guilty” verdicts through jury trials. His jury trial work has been recognized by his employers for his effective use of creative and innovative trial tactics and strategies. Dan has also been successful in securing numerous pre-trial dismissals for insufficient evidence and constitutional challenges to police work, which led to evidence suppression. Dan has represented thousands of clients in his career and handles all types of criminal charges. He takes great pride in the work he does for his clients and his extensive criminal defense experience throughout the State of Oklahoma.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, in Letters from the University of Oklahoma. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. In post-graduate training and education, Dan is a graduate from the National Defender Training Project’s Trial School, a rigorous program where attendees receive felony jury trial mentorship from some of the best practitioners in the country.
In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, playing Frisbee with his dogs, and fitness and strength training.