Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest

A Trial Tested Oklahoma Insurance Defense Law Firm

Attorney Profiles

Meet Our Team

At Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, our attorneys enjoy a reputation as aggressive litigators and experienced negotiators. Each of our lawyers has significant experience representing insurers, corporations, local businesses and professionals in a wide range of defense areas in the state of Oklahoma.

To reach any of our attorneys in Tulsa, call 918-494-5905 or contact us online and we will respond promptly.

Ryan S. Childress
P: (918) 494-5905
F. (918) 494-2847
Ryan S. Childress

Ryan S. Childress is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney, a first-generation college student and a first-generation lawyer. A nationally ranked high school and collegiate debater, Mr. Childress has been preparing for a career as a trial attorney since he was 12 years old. In college, Mr. Childress authored and donated a textbook now used nationwide for entry-level students and coaches regarding the fundamentals of policy debate. Mr. Childress was appointed by the Governor of Missouri to sit on the Missouri State University Board of Governors as the student governor.

In law school, at the University of Tulsa College of Law, Mr. Childress continued to compile numerous achievements. He earned the CALI award in Legal Reasoning, Analysis, and Writing I; captained the national trial competition team; was elected to help lead the Student Bar Association as Speaker of the House; and served as managing editor of the Tulsa Law Review.

Professionally, Mr. Childress is a plaintiff’s lawyer turned defense attorney. He began his legal career at a local plaintiffs firm before transitioning into defense practice with Secrest, Hill, Butler & Secrest. Mr. Childress is licensed to defend corporations and individuals in both state and federal courts in Oklahoma.

Areas of Practice:

  • General Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Construction Defect Defense
  • Bad Faith Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100%

Bar Admissions:

  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma


  • University of Tulsa College of Law
    • J.D., 2012
  • Missouri State University
  • B.S. Public Relations, 2009

Aggressive Litigators & Experienced Negotiators

Our attorneys enjoy a reputation as aggressive litigators and experienced negotiators. We take great pride in our ability to bring parties together to resolve disputes without protracted litigation. However, when litigation is unavoidable, our clients appreciate our vigorous and tenacious advocacy in the courtroom.

Aggressive Litigators & Experienced Negotiators in Tulsa, OK

Delivering Results for Our Clients

Our assertive, results-oriented approach regularly results in favorable outcomes for our clients. If you are an insurer looking for an Oklahoma insurance defense lawyer, or a corporation, professional or local business with litigation threatening, contact our law firm online or call 918-494-5905. One of our attorneys would be happy to speak with you.

Delivering Results for Our Clients in Tulsa, OK