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Energy & Natural Resources

3 ranked lawyersBand 1OklahomaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Draws on over 60 years' experience in the handling of oil and gas-related issues, not only in Oklahoma, but also in Texas and Kansas, providing both litigation services and specialist support on transactions. Also offers niche expertise concerning title examinations, royalty disputes and regulatory compliance issues, particularly those involving fracking operations or matters considered by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Strengths

A client enthuses: "I very much enjoy working with the team," and explains: "Their advice is targeted, and they pay very close attention to the questions asked and the goals stated by their client. If they take a left turn with any of their analysis or tactics, it is with good reason and pre-cleared with the client, so there are no surprise bills or memos."

Work highlights

Secured a unanimous victory for the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America from the Oklahoma Supreme Court regarding the necessity of takings under the power of eminent domain.

Notable practitioners

Dale Cottingham is known for his ability to handle complex energy and natural resources disputes, including earthquake litigation and gas-related concerns. This is bolstered by his expertise in environmental law and his in-depth understanding of groundwater pollution.

Rob Robertson is an experienced litigator who brings significant trial strength to his representation of energy companies. His practice includes handling administrative mandates such as ratemaking cases.
"He's a real talented guy."

Terry Ragsdale comes recommended for his longstanding energy industry expertise, often advising utilities and oil and gas producers. His strength in class actions and single-plaintiff suits is complemented by notable transactional experience.

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Oklahoma

Energy & Natural Resources


Dale E Cottingham
Band 3
Rob F. Robertson
Band 3
Terry D Ragsdale
Eminent Practitioners