Education

  • University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1972)
  • Oklahoma City University (Juris Doctor, 1975)

Admissions

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

Experience

  • Extensive experience in most areas of oil and gas law, including regulatory, litigation and contract matters
  • Frequent lecturer for the Southwest Legal Foundation and the Oklahoma Bar Association on oil and gas issues

Professional Organizations & Memberships 

  • Oklahoma Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Mineral Lawyers Association

Honors, Awards & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in America – Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law
  • Best Lawyers’ 2013 Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year – Natural Resources Law
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers – Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers

News, Articles & Publications

  • Comanche Resources vs. Turner, 33 P.3d 688
  • Lamments vs. Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Okla. Civil Appeal Div.
  • Davis vs. Sonat Exploration, 951 F. Supp. 186
  • El Paso Production Co. vs. Oklahoma Corporation Commission, 868 P.2d 1320
  • Zilka Energy vs. Loighton, 920 F.2d 1520
  • SKZ, Inc. vs. Petty, 782 P.2d 939
  • Bixler vs. Lamar Exploration, 733 P.2d 410

Community Involvement

  • Prevent Blindness Oklahoma – board member
  • American Heart Association – board member