Seventy-seven Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2017

Forty-two attorneys recognized for 10 or more years

Seventy-seven Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in its 2017 guide to the top lawyers in the nation. More than half of the Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys listed have been recognized for 10 or more years. Six of the firm’s attorneys have been listed in the guide every year since it first published in 1983.

“The firm’s consistent recognition by our peers in Best Lawyers speaks to the comprehensive, solution-based excellence with which we serve our clients,” said Timila S. Rother, president and CEO of the firm. “ It also speaks to the dedication our attorneys have to our profession, as many have been listed for a decade or more and often for multiple practices. We are proud to be among the most respected and highest ranked firms in the state.”

Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which nearly 50,000 leading attorneys cast almost 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. For more information on Best Lawyers’ methodology, visit www.bestlawyers.com/about/methodologybasic.aspx.

The following Oklahoma City Crowe & Dunlevy lawyers were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers (the year indicates the first year the attorney was listed): 

  • Zachary W. Allen (2007) Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • Cynthia L. Andrews (2005) Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Gayle L. Barrett (1995) Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Gary A. Bryant (1989) Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law
  • Tanya S. Bryant (2015) Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • LeAnne Burnett (2007) Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Water Law
  • Adam W. Childers (2015) Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Andrew M. Coats  (1983) Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Real Estate, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • H. Leonard Court (1987) Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Bruce W. Day (2013) Administrative/Regulatory Law, Litigation – Securities, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Joe E. Edwards (2013) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Harvey D. Ellis, Jr. (2008) Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Allen D. Evans  (1983) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Arlen E. Fielden (2009) Insurance Law, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Eric S. Fisher  (2013)Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Health Care Law
  • Richard C. Ford  (2007) Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Preston G. Gaddis II  (2007) Aviation Law, Equipment Finance Law
  • Jimmy K. Goodman (2001) Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Real Estate, Native American Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Kevin D. Gordon  (2003) Administrative/Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Health Care, Litigation – Insurance, Qui Tam Law
  • John J. Griffin, Jr. (2005) Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law, Water Law
  • Mark S. Grossman  (2008) Commercial Litigation
  • Terry R. Hanna (1995) Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Joel W. Harmon  (2013) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • (2013) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law      Matthew B. Hickey 
  • William H. Hoch III  (2007) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • James H. Holloman, Jr. (1983) Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Alison M. Howard (2011) Appellate Practice
  • Robert M. Johnson (1983) Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • J. Robert Kalsu  (2007) Equipment Finance Law
  • Michael S. Laird  (2005) CleanTech Law, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Gaming Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Leisure and Hospitality Law, Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • James W. Larimore (2009) Banking and Finance Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Paige Masters (2017) Commercial Litigation
  • Scott Meacham (2013) Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Government Relations Practice
  • D. Kent Meyers (1983) Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Communications Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Mack J. Morgan III (2008) Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Judy Hamilton Morse (1995) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Clyde A. Muchmore(1989) Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – First Amendment
  • Brooke S. Murphy (2007) Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Cynda C. Ottaway (1989) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Drew T. Palmer (2014) Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Trade Secrets Law
  • William G. Paul (2007) Arbitration, Mediation
  • Richard P. Propester (2013) Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jenna B. Rader (2012) Copyright Law, Litigation – Patent, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law
  • Gary C. Rawlinson  (2011) Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Real Estate Law
  • Robert A. Reece (2015) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Henry P. Rheinberger (1983) Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Real Estate Law
  • Karen S. Rieger (1991) Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Timila S. Rother (2007) Insurance Law
  • Donald K. Shandy (2015) Energy Regulatory Law
  • Christopher M. Staine (2016) Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Julie D. Stanley  (2013) Trusts and Estates
  • Roger A. Stong (1995) Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law
  • David M. Sullivan (2009) Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Technology Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law
  • Mary Ellen Ternes (2007) Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • John M. Thompson  (2009) Banking and Finance Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Mary H. Tolbert (2010) Appellate Practice, Litigation – Antitrust
  • Douglas S. Tripp  (2016) IT Outsourcing Law
  • William E. van Egmond  (2010) Aviation Law, Equipment Finance Law
  • L. Mark Walker  (2001) CleanTech Law, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law, Water Law
  • Harry A. Woods, Jr.  (1987) Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • The following Tulsa Crowe & Dunlevy lawyers were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers (the year indicates the first year the attorney was listed): 


  • Mark A. Craige  (2009) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Walter R. Echo-Hawk, Jr.  (2011) Gaming Law, Native American Law
  • Michael J. Gibbens (1999) Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities
  • Jeffrey T. Hills (2013) Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
  • Craig W. Hoster (2013) Commercial Litigation
  • Kayci B. Hughes (2013) Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Susan E. Huntsman (2016) Native American Law
  • Gerald L. Jackson  (2013) Commercial Litigation
  • D. Michael McBride III  (2007) Gaming Law, Native American Law
  • Gary R. McSpadden  (1995) Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Oil and Gas Law, Real Estate Law
  • Victor E. Morgan  (2007) Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Michael R. Pacewicz  (2011) Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Malcolm E. Rosser IV (2009)  Construction Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law
  • Randall J. Snapp  (2006) Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Terry M. Thomas  (2001) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Insurance, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities
  • Madalene A. B. Witterholt  (2008) Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Christopher B. Woods  (2012) Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Real Estate

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