Steven J. Adams - GableGotwals

Steven J. Adams

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 918-595-4876

Steve Adams is a former Oklahoma District Court judge (1987 to 1993) and since 1993, has worked as a trial lawyer in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts and before regulatory bodies. He brings wide-ranging experience in civil matters, including class actions, energy, insurance, environmental law and commercial law.

A former adjunct professor of law, Steve taught evidence and pre-trial practice at the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is the former chair of the Tulsa County Bar Association Litigation Section, a former governor of the Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors and a former member of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.

Additional Information

Areas of Concentration

Insurance Law

Environmental Law

Water Law

Class Actions/Multi-District Litigation

Energy, Oil & Gas
Oklahoma State UniversityBS 1976University of Tulsa College of LawJ.D. 1979
Oklahoma Supreme Court Committee for Uniform Civil Jury InstructionsTulsa Port of Catoosa Port Authority

Case History

Recent Experience

Class actions including claims regarding oil and gas royalties, health insurance, property damage and groundwater contamination

Represents business interests in negotiation and litigation with treasury and tax authorities regarding unclaimed property, severance and property taxes

Represented an international oil field services and supply company and obtained dismissal of an antitrust case in the Northern District of Oklahoma which was affirmed after appeal to the 10th Circuit

Indemnity agreements and contract rights of energy producers

Stockholder derivative claims arising from sales of stock, assets and subsidiary entities

Catastrophic injury claims arising from oil field operations

Breach of contract claims originating in energy joint development and operations agreements, aggregate mining and development agreements, and insurance contracts

Antitrust and breach of contract claims arising from the sale of drilling fluids, supplies and services

Client Comments

"Mr. Adams is our first call for a number of areas. His expertise and experience always result in a useful and interesting interpretation of the situation. His focus is on finding business solutions and identifying all the options available for analysis."

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Energy, Oil & Gas)

Other Information

Gender: Male