Jay P. Walters - GableGotwals

Jay P. Walters

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 405-235-5500

Jay P. Walters brings wide-ranging experience to his practice at GableGotwals. A veteran attorney, Jay has represented business, individual, and tribal clients in a variety of complex civil cases before federal and state courts as well as arbitration panels. Jay has litigated cases before courts at all levels involving energy, antitrust, securities, derivative actions, insurance, business torts, contracts, tribal gaming, and cultural litigation, in addition to other areas of law. He has worked on both trials and appeals and is experienced in class and shareholder actions as well. He also served as a Judicial Law Clerk for U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron.

An honors graduate, Jay received his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in 1996 after earning his undergraduate degree from Austin College. Jay has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Oklahoma Super Lawyers, and received Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent Rating.

Jay is a volunteer attorney with Oklahoma Lawyers for Children. He also serves on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Western District of Oklahoma and the Board of Directors for the Federal Bar Association's Oklahoma City Chapter. In addition, Jay is active on the Business Litigation Committee for the American Bar Association; the American Inns of Court XXIII; as a Moot Court Coach Volunteer for the Youth Leadership Exchange; and the Board of Directors for the Red Bud Foundation, Inc.

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Areas of Concentration

Antitrust Law

Appellate Law

Class Actions/Multi-District Litigation

Energy, Oil and Gas

Indian and Gaming Law

Insurance Law

Litigation (State & Federal)

Austin CollegeBS 1991George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D. 1996
Oklahoma Laywers for ChildrenYouth Leadership ExchangeRed Bud Foundation, Inc.

Case History

Recent Experience

Obtained dismissal of shareholder derivative claims against director and officer of public oil and gas company.

Defend independent oil and gas company in class action brought by royalty owners.

Appellate counsel in numerous appeals before the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Lead counsel in the Supreme Court of the United States' reversal of an Oklahoma Supreme Court Decision denying arbitration. Nitro-Lift Techs., L.L.C. v. Howard, - U.S. - , 133 S. Ct. 500 (2012).

Successful representation of Indian Tribes, gaming vendors, and others in Federal, State, and Tribal courts on matters involving gaming, traditional spiritual and religious rights, tribal membership, and sovereign immunity.

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Native American Law of the Oklahoma City Metro Area
Jay P. Walters has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation - Securities
Native American Law

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