Graydon Dean Luthey , Jr. - GableGotwals

Graydon Dean Luthey , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Dean Luthey is a 30-year litigator who has argued appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court and various federal and state appellate courts and has handled matters in federal and state trial courts and agencies across the country. Among his clients have been major energy companies, Fortune 500 companies, Indian tribes, national churches, state and local governmental entities, insurance companies, Big 4 accounting firms, law firms and health care providers.

Dean has been recognized repeatedly by his peers and clients. His honors include a Band 1 ranking in Indian Law in Chambers USA. He was presented with a Leadership Law award in 2011 from the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Journal Record, as well as named to the inaugural "Men of Distinction" list published by the Tulsa Business Journal. Most recently, Dean was honored as one of three winners of the Hargrave Prizes given for the three top papers published by the Symposium. The prize is named for the Honorable Rudolph Hargrave, retired Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Dean's paper was "Amending the Model Tribal Gaming Compact."

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Areas of Concentration

Administrative & Regulatory Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Antitrust Law

Appellate Law

Class Actions/Multi-District Litigation

Energy, Oil & Gas

Indian and Gaming Law

Litigation (State & Federal)

Corporate & Securities Law


University of OklahomaBA 1976University of OklahomaJ.D. 1979
American Inns of CourtAmerican Law InstituteAmerican Bar FoundationOklahoma Indian Gaming AssociationLitigation Counsel of AmericaInternational Masters of Gaming Law

Case History


Obtained $90 million cash in arbitration for energy, marketing and trading company from a national electric utility.

Obtained Writ of Certiorari and orally argued tax case for Indian Tribes before U.S. Supreme Court.

Successfully represented and settled for a Big 5 accounting firm defendant in multiple securities fraud class actions.

Obtained on behalf of the Legislature only the second writ of prohibition in history against a sitting governor from Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Obtained summary judgment in favor of a national church, resolving the question of ownership of the local church property resulting from the local church's departure from the national denomination.

Successfully led team which obtained withdrawal of proposed federal Indian Gaming regulations that would have destroyed Class II Gaming nationwide.

Office Location

ONEOK Plaza, Suite 1100
100 West Fifth Street
Tulsa, OK 74103-4217
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Gaming Law of the Tulsa Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Governance Law of the Tulsa Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Gaming Law of the Tulsa Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Native American Law of the Tulsa Metro Area
Graydon Dean Luthey, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Graydon Dean Luthey, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Graydon Dean Luthey, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Graydon Dean Luthey, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Gaming Law
Native American Law

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