Litigation & Trial

Crowe & Dunlevy’s historically strong litigation practice comprises approximately one-half of our attorneys and almost all types of litigation―including large-scale, bet-the-company cases. The firm’s litigation practice is consistently recognized for its ability to represent clients on their most critical litigation issues.* The firm can quickly assemble efficient teams to address the client’s needs and handle numerous cases in multiple jurisdictions and forums.

Experienced Lawyers

Attorney William G. Paul and Crowe & Dunlevy alum Lawrence E. Walsh are former presidents of the American Bar Association, while four of our current litigators are members of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Additionally, attorney Andrew M. Coats served as president of the organization and is Dean Emeritus of the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Representative Experience**

  • Successfully obtained dismissal for a Chapter 11 trustee in a bankruptcy case which sought more than $34 million in damages. More.
  • Appellate attorneys represented an insurance company in an appeal of a $15 million default judgement issued against the company. The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals vacated the judgments against the company and remanded for further proceedings. More.
  • Represented a brick company sued by another local company for nuisance and trespass and claimed damages in excess of $200,000. The trial lasted two and a half days, and the jury deliberated for only an hour before returning a defense verdict for our client on both claims.


Crowe & Dunlevy was named the 2024 Oklahoma Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation. This is the firm’s tenth Oklahoma Firm of the Year award in the last 12 years and sixth consecutive year to be honored. In 2023, the Benchmark Litigation guide named six attorneys as Local Litigation Stars, named three attorneys as Future Stars and named six attorneys as Labor & Employment Stars – South. The publication also named two attorneys to the Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List.

Chambers & Partners, an international legal publisher, highly ranked Crowe & Dunlevy and its litigators in its 2023 Chambers USA Directory. Crowe & Dunlevy was the only firm to be ranked in all Oklahoma areas of legal practice and one of only three firms ranked in the Native American law area of legal practice in Oklahoma. In addition, three attorneys received high rankings in litigation: general commercial. 

They’re my preferred firm because of the personable nature of the team.” – Chambers 2023 (client name confidential)

The firm is good at breaking down complex issues, addresses issues quickly and responds promptly to emails and correspondence.” – Chambers 2023 (client name confidential)

Eighty-seven Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers 2023. Forty-five were honored for their litigation practice, which included recognition for banking and finance, bankruptcy, labor and employment, product liability, environmental, commercial, mass tort, ERISA, antitrust, patent, intellectual property, construction, securities and bet-the-company litigation.

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*Crowe & Dunlevy has no input in the rating methodologies used by Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA or Best Lawyers publication.

**Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its merits.

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