Eric R. King - GableGotwals

Eric R. King

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 405-235-5518

Eric King has been a frequent lecturer on title examination, Corporation Commission issues, underground gas storage, right-of-ways and easements including condemnation, and other oil & gas topics at Continuing Legal Education courses conducted by the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law. 
He is licensed to practice before all the Courts in Oklahoma, all Federal Courts in Oklahoma and the U.S. Supreme Court. His current practice includes appearances before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (Oil and Gas Conservation Division and Public Utilities Division), litigation involving most oil & gas issues as well as real estate issues, condemnation, pipeline spill remediation, and transactional work. AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, King has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in 2006-2011 for oil & gas law; to the Best Lawyers in America in 2007-2012 for oil & gas law, and to Marquis Who's Who in American Law in 2006-2011.
Eric also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  He is a Past President of the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society, and currently serves on the Kuntz Committee on Natural Resources Law and Policy through the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  He serves on the U.S. Board of Directors for Predisan, a medical mission in Catacamas, Olancho Province, Honduras and Central America.
Eric's recent experience includes: Representation of parties before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, including all types of oil & gas issues, gas storage issues and remediation; representation of oil & gas companies in litigation, including oil & gas issues, surface damage issues, condemnation issues, gas storage issues and environmental remediation; representation of parties to oil & gas lease transactions, title issues and environmental issues as well as managing different institutions' mineral interests including leasing and Oklahoma Corporation Commission matters.

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Areeas of Concentration

Administrative & Regulatory Law

Energy, Oil & Gas

Real Estate

Title Examination - Oil & Gas

Oklahoma Christian UniversityUniversity of OklahomaJ.D. 1976
PREDISAN.orgDayspring ChurchOklahoma City Landman's AssociationOklahoma City Mineral Lawyers AssociationKuntz Oil and Gas Seminar - OU School of Law

Case History

Western Farmers Electric Cooperatirve v. Enis, 1999 OK CIV APP 111, 993 P.2d 787 — This case changed the Condemnation Law in Oklahoma which
heretofore had used "sale" transactions of land for comparative
values for condemnation compensation.  This case changed that
precedent and allowed the price paid in arms length transactions
and the testimony of the dollar compensation from ROWs and
Easements to be presented as evidence from an expert witness,
and those ROW and Easement transactions to fairly represent
"fair market values," when the negotiations had not mentioned
condemnation, and condemnation had not been threatened or
Pennaco Resources Corporation v. Oklahoma Corporation Commission, et al., 1992 OK CIV APP 57, 831 P.2d 656 — This case upheld the Oklahoma Corporartion Commission Order determining under
the Cost Determination Rules of the Commission for forced poolings, that the
costs expended by the Operator, Sanguine Ltd. were reasonable for the drilling
of the well.  
French Energy, Inc. v. Dorothy Alexander, et al., 1991 OK 106, 818 P2d 1234 — This case changed the common law in Oklahoma in regard to an oil and gas lease sale through an
Estate where the Estate used the defense of Caveat Emptor. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma
found that where the Estate was unjustly enriched, the defense of caveat emptor was not
applicable. The holding in this case reversed both the District Court and the Court of Appeals
decisions granting summary judgement for the defendants and granted the plaintiff's oral
summary judgement motion.
GMC Oil and Gas Corporation v. Texas Oil and Gas Corporation, et al., 1978 OK 143, 586 P2.d 731 — This case upheld an Oklahoma Corporation Commission location exception Order and basically said the
Appellant's evidence was inconsistent, and conflicting and that the Appellant, GMC Oil and Gas
Corporation could not have its cake, the Operator's cake and eat all it.

Client Comments

"Mr. King is very knowledgeable regarding practice and procedure before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and Oklahoma oil and gas law in general. In addition, Mr. King renders practical legal advice in a very timely manner."

-Greg Mathews
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company

"Not only was my company new to Oklahoma oil & gas operations, we had rapidly-approaching contractual obligations, so we needed expert advice and we needed it quickly. Fortunately, Eric King agreed to represent us. In a few short months, he has us on the verge of a potentially expansive drilling program and he has educated me on the broader points of Corporation Commission regulations. In addition to lending us his expertise, Eric is available by cell phone, after hours, and outside the office. I probably appreciate the latter as much as the former. We are looking forward to an economically rewarding experience in Oklahoma exploration, as well as to a long standing relationship with Eric King and his firm, GableGotwals."

-Richard Lucas
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation

Office Location

One Leadership Square, 15th Floor
211 North Robinson Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Oklahoma City Metro Area
Eric R. King has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Energy Law
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Oil and Gas Law

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