Who Am I?

Gregory H. Haubrich, attorney at law

Gregory H. Haubrich, attorney at law

Hi, I’m Greg Haubrich. My friends call me “Butter.”

I am a personal injury trial lawyer based in Oklahoma City. For 34 years I have represented injured people. I have tried nearly a hundred cases as lead counsel. I’ve had some great successes, including enormous verdicts and wonderful settlements. I have also had to console my clients, and myself, after a jury or judge did not see a case our way. I have always fought for my clients and tried to give them honest advice. Those are the primary duties of a lawyer.

I was AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell after I’d only been a lawyer for ten years. The AV rating means that the lawyers and judges I practice with reported anonymously that I show superior legal ability and have good ethics. Only about 10% of lawyers get AV ratings and it meant a lot to me that my peers and superiors felt that way about me as an attorney. I have awards and memberships and accomplishments and failures and wins and losses. Any lawyer who tells you he or she has never lost a case is either a) lying, or b) has only tried one case.

Besides being a lawyer, I am also a musician, a dad, and “PaPaButter.”  I play trumpet, piano, tambourine, and harmonica. I write, arrange, produce, and record music in many different genres including jazz, hip hop, blues, rock, Latin, and new age.  To me, music is life; the joy and energy of living.  On of my favorite compositions is “Dance for the Joy of Life.”  Remember Santana?  “Dance, Sister, Dance”  and “Let the Children Play.”

Music Is Life!

Music Is Life!

Before I was a lawyer I grew up on a farm in north Minnesota near the Canadian border. I drove tractors at nine. I have a photo in my office of me driving a combine when I was 12. Many of the things you do for a living, I also have done: factory work, large equipment, retail sales, banking, and advertising.

When I was first married, I needed money so bad that I stood in line early in the morning in San Francisco with the homeless and the winos in hopes of getting called on to go throw advertising rags on people’s lawns. It was a vital job because at the end of the day they gave you a dollar an hour cash — which I needed desperately — and then made up the difference to minimum wage at the end of the pay period. (Minimum wage in 1976 was $2.35 per hour.)

I did not decide to be a lawyer to save the world. I had a boss who liked to own people and decided I needed to use my brain to become independent of that situation. So I went to law school.

When I was a law student I got to try a jury case and won it against a very experienced lawyer. After the jury came back I walked across the street from the courthouse to our office. My feet never touched the ground. I felt like I had been in aerial combat for three straight days and had shot the other guy down in a dogfight. I decided right then and there I would be a trial lawyer. Turned out to be a perfect occupation for me. I enjoy fighting for justice, and helping people.

How can I help you? Contact me today for a free initial consultation. Let’s get to know one another.


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