Leasa M. Stewart - GableGotwals

Leasa M. Stewart

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 405-235-5500

Leasa M. Stewart's clients include insurance companies, manufacturers, distributors, hospitality service providers and individuals. She represents clients in litigation in federal and state courts throughout Oklahoma. She also has an active appellate practice.

Lease has been named an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in employee benefits/ERISA law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Oklahoma Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and the Oklahoma County Bar Association. She was selected as a National Merit Scholar, OU Alumni Scholar, NCR Centennial Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Omicron Nu. She served as the administrative editor of the Georgetown International Environmetal Law Review and on the board of directors for the Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society. She is an active member of McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church and volunteer of the Sooner Theatre.

Additional Information

Areas on Concentration

Appellate Law

Class Actions/Multi-District Litigation

Employee Benefit Plans

Insurance Law

Litigation (State & Federal)

Products Liability


"Life Insurance Update 2015", Defense Research Institute's Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar, Washington, D.C., April 2015

"Misrepresentations in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey, 2nd Edition, American Bar Association, 2015 (contributing author)

University of OklahomaGeorgetown University Law Center
Defense Research InstituteSooner TheatreMcFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church

Case History

Recent Experience

Obtained jury verdict for defendant insurer in case involving allegations of misrepresentation and fraud in the sale of annuity products in the District Court of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

Obtained declaratory judgment for insurer that no proceeds were due under term life policy that had been converted by the insured based on mistaken billing and acceptance of premium. Represented insurer on insured's appeal to the Tenth Circuit, which affirmed judgment for insurer. Fidelity & Guar. Life Ins. v. Litchfield, 592 Fed. Appx. 751, 2015 WL 669880 (10th Cir. 2015)

Obtained judgment for insurer in case involving denial of continuing disability benefits based on any occupation standard. Liebel v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 2014 WL 348965 (W.D. Okla. 2014)

Obtained judgment for garnishee employer and award of attorney's fees in garnishment action where garnishor sought to hold garnishee liable for entire judgment debt. Garnishor appealed and Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals upheld judgment for garnishee and award of fees. Discover Bank v. Barnes, 294 P.3d 453 (Okla. Ct. App. 2012)

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Litigation - ERISA

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