Joseph W. Morris - GableGotwals

Joseph W. Morris

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 918-595-4800

Joseph W. Morris has been a member of the Board and a shareholder of the law firm GableGotwals since 1984. He is a former United States District Court Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Judge Morris was formerly Vice President and General Counsel of Shell Oil Company, General Counsel of Amerada Petroleum Corporation and Dean of the College of Law at the University of Tulsa. He has taught Oil and Gas Law for more than 20 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law and is currently teaching Arbitration Law at the University of Tulsa.

During the last 20 years, Judge Morris has spent approximately 90% of his time on ADR matters and has chaired or served as an arbitrator under the AAA rules, the ICC rules, the UNCITRAL rules, the London court of International Arbitration rules, and the CPR rules in a substantial number of significant commercial arbitrations, both domestic and international, including arbitrations held throughout the United States, and also in Melbourne, Australia, London, England, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. In approximately 2/3 of those cases, he was Chairman of the Panel or the sole arbitrator. He also has substantial experience as a mediator, and in 1991, taught ADR for a week at the International development Law Institute, Rome, Italy.

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Areas of Concentration

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Energy, Oil & Gas

Litigation (State & Federal)

Washburn UniversityAB 1943Washburn UniversityLL.B 1947University of MichiganLL.M 1948University of MichiganS.J.D. 1955
American Arbitration AssociationAmerican Law InstituteInstitute for Transnational Arbitration of the Center for American and International LawAmerican Bar FoundationNational Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Case History

Copley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. — Served as Special Master, concluding in April 2001, in        In re: Copley Pharmaceuticals, Inc., "Albuterol" Products Liability Litigation, a mass tort class action case, having been appointed by the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resources Law of the Tulsa Metro Area
Joseph W. Morris has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Natural Resources Law

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