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GableGotwals

At a Glance

Uppers

“There is a culture of ‘start here, stay here.’”

“Flexibility and autonomy in terms of hours and work.”

Downers

“The nature of the work sometimes requires late nights and weekends.”

“The past year has been difficult in maintaining a steady workflow.”

About GableGotwals

As one of the largest firms in Oklahoma, with approximately 100 attorneys divided among two offices, GableGotwals has made its mark on the state’s legal market in more ways than one. The firm has grown above and beyond its humble beginnings in 1944, now touting clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations and well-known foundations to entrepreneurs and privately owned companies. Although GableGotwals’ primary practice is in litigation and business transactions, the firm’s attorneys focus on dozens of practice areas. 

Not Just a Midwest Firm

The firm continuously racks up quite the laundry list of accolades, with recognition from organizations such as Benchmark Litigation, Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, Super Lawyers, and U.S. News -Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm’s individual attorneys garner plenty of attention too—it’s a recurring theme for the firm to have dozens of lawyers make the Best Lawyers list every year. The firm also takes pride in being a great place to work and boasts about its place as the only law firm on the “Best Places to Work in Oklahoma” list.

One of the firm’s standout practice areas is energy and environmental law. For more than 75 years, GableGotwals has garnered attention for its representation of companies involved in the energy, oil & gas sectors. Clients include downstream, midstream, and upstream companies in the energy field, including producers, explorers, gatherers, marketers, pipelines, processors, refiners, servicers, and transporters. The firm employs attorneys who are experts in CERCLA, Clean Air Act, TSCA, Clean Water Act, OSHA, MSHA, RCRAm, and DOT compliance. The group has experience handling negotiations, regulatory hearings, and business transactions related to all kinds of environmental issues.

Community Matters

One look at the list of organizations that GableGotwals partners with, and it’s no doubt the firm cares about its community. From local Oklahoma nonprofits to nationwide organizations, the firm supports causes that support children, food insecurity, legal services, the elderly, the homeless, education, arts, and many more. In addition to a wide range of individual pro bono cases, the firm is also a proud partner of Legal Aid Services of Tulsa and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, providing legal assistance to children and individuals.

COVID-19 Update

Like many other law firms, we had to turn to virtual meetings to conduct OCI and subsequent interviews. With safety restrictions, some events have been limited to allow for social distancing or conducted virtually.

News & Awards

NOTABLE CASES
  • GableGotwals obtained a significant victory in the Oklahoma Supreme Court for its client, the Jackson County Emergency Medical Service District. In a unanimous, published opinion on a public law question of first impression, the High Court issued a writ against a Grady County District Judge prohibiting further proceedings in a personal injury case against the District. Neither the Oklahoma Constitution authorizing creation of the District nor the Oklahoma Governmental Tort Claims Act, which protects counties and cities, expressly authorizes immunity for Districts from damage suits.

     

  • The Firm recently secured a major victory in a labor arbitration case against one of the largest industrial unions in the U.S. The dispute involved nearly one million dollars in alleged unpaid contract ratification and annual incentive bonuses. The company won, showing it did not breach the collective bargaining agreement.

     

  • GableGotwals acted as local counsel to ONE Gas Inc. in its $300 million public offering of 5.10% Senior Notes Due 2029.

     

  • Trent Shores, a member of GableGotwals’ Sports, Media, and Entertainment Practice, served as the Legal Technician on the production of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” vetting the courtroom and interrogation scenes in the film for accuracy.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • GableGotwals is proud to be named a 2023 “Top Inclusive Workplace” by Mosaic, Tulsa Regional Chamber’s coalition of companies and non-profit partners that celebrate diversity, champion equity, and cultivate inclusion within the region’s business community.

     

  • GableGotwals has once again been recognized by The Oklahoman as a 2023 Top Workplace in Oklahoma.

     

  • GableGotwals has been named the Vault’s Top 150 Under 150 for eight consecutive years.

     

  • GableGotwals is ranked in Chambers & Partners, Benchmark Litigation, and IFLR1000, among others.

  • GableGotwals was honored as a 2024 VETS Indexes Recognized Employer.

GableGotwals

110 N. Elgin Ave.
Ste. 200
Tulsa, OK 74120
Phone: (918) 595-4800

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: John Dale
President: Amy Stipe
Total No. Attorneys (2024):
50 - 100
No. of Partners Named 2023:
1

Base Salary

1st year: $120,000
Summer Associate: 1L $1,500/week; 2L $1,700/week

Employment Contact

Kristin Williams
Director of Human Resources and Culture
(405) 235-0616
kwilliams@gablelaw.com
general recruiting email: hiring@gablelaw.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 3

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Houston, TX

Major Departments

Administrative & Regulatory Law
Banking and Financial Institutions
Business Restructuring, Workouts & Bankruptcy
Corporate Finance
Corporate & Securities Law
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Employment & Labor Law
Intellectual Property and Technology
Litigation (State & Federal)
Mergers & Acquisitions
Native American and Gaming Law
Products & Professional Liability
Real Estate; Tax, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
Insurance
White Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations
Construction Law
Education Law
Energy, Oil & Gas
Healthcare
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.