Richard B. Noulles - GableGotwals

Richard B. Noulles

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 918-595-4838

Richard B. Noulles has over 30 years of legal experience. His clients consist primarily of major and independent oil & gas companies. His practice includes defense of class action litigation and other complex commercial litigation. He also represents individuals and other entities in commercial litigation.

Rick's recent experience includes the defense of oil & gas royalty class action lawsuits, the defense of adverse title claims to producing oil & gas properties, handling disputes over operator tights on oil & gas properties, and representation of the beneficial interest owner of nearly $1 billion in oil & gas assets in several lawsuits relating to the beneficially held assets.

Rick has been involved in a variety of community organizations, including service as President of the Gatesway foundation for developmentally disabled individuals.


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Areas of Concentration

Antitrust Law

Class Actions/Multi-District Litigation

Energy, Oil & Gas

Litigation (State & Federal)


Author: "What is required for gas to be a marketable product in Oklahoma?" Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 85, No. 2, January 18, 2014

Author: "Post-Production Movement of Natural Gas in Oklahoma: Is it Gathering? Transportation? Or Somewhere in the Mittelstaedt?", Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol.82, No. 11, April 16, 2011

Rice UniversityBA 1970University of Tulsa College of LawJ.D. 1975
Gatesway Foundation

Case History

Recent Experience

Represented several major and independent oil & gas companies in defense of multiple class action suits by royalty owners and severance tax claims by Oklahoma Tax Commission

Represented major oil & gas companies in defense of multi-million dollar adverse title claim on producing properties; obtained summary judgment which was also affirmed on appeal (Okla. Ct. Civ. App.)

Represented oil & gas company in dispute over claim to overriding royalty interest on several thousand acres of Bakken Shale leases; judgment in favor of client obtained in District Court (U.S.D.C. - N.D. Okla.) and affirmed on appeal (U.S.C.A. - 10th Cir.)

Key member of team representing oil & gas company in billion dollar plus dispute over ownership of oil & gas properties; preliminary injunction obtained ordering transfer of all properties to client (U.S.D.C. N.D. Okla.) and affirmed on appeal (U.S.C.A. - 10th Cir.)


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 Natural Resources Law of the Tulsa Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Oil and Gas Law of the Tulsa Metro Area
Richard B. Noulles has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Richard B. Noulles has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Energy, Natural Resources)
Natural Resources Law (Litigation, Oil & Gas)
Oil and Gas Law

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