John E. Harper, Jr.

John E. Harper, Jr. concentrates his practice primarily on matters of construction litigation and surety law. Mr. Harper’s construction litigation and surety law experience includes the drafting and review of all types of construction contracts, surety takeover and completion contracts, complex case analysis and all phases of trial preparation, trials and appeals.

While focusing on construction litigation and surety law, Mr. Harper’s practice also includes general civil and business-related cases, having represented numerous clients in commercial transaction and contractual disputes.
Mr. Harper also counsels management on employer compliance with state and federal employment laws. Mr. Harper has represented management in state court, federal court, mediation, arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Mr. Harper received his undergraduate degree with special distinction from the University of Oklahoma while on academic scholarship. He earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Mr. Harper is also fluent in German, including Swiss and Austrian dialects.

Mr. Harper is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers  Society of America, and a member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute.


Practice Areas

Construction Litigation/Surety Law


University of Oklahoma, 1994, B.A. (Special Distinction)
University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1997, Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

Oklahoma Supreme Court
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
All United States District Courts in Oklahoma
The Cherokee Nation
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation

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