Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC was established in 1994 in the Old City Hall at Fourth & Cincinnati by Frederic Dorwart, J. Michael Medina and Richard J. Cipolla, Jr.—who had, since their respective admissions to the bar, practiced law together in the former firm of Holliman, Langholz, Runnels & Dorwart. Frederic Dorwart joined Lupardus, Holliman & Huffman in 1966 upon graduation from Harvard Law School and, beginning in 1967, became managing partner of Holliman, Langholz, Runnels & Dorwart.


Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC has, since its founding, expanded to more than thirty lawyers principally engaged in securities transactions and litigation, financial institutions law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, complex business litigation and trial work, oil and gas transactions and litigation, international LNG shipping and infrastructure projects, and construction project and litigation law. The Firm currently serves as general counsel to Oklahoma’s largest financial institution, four of Oklahoma’s larger independent oil and gas producers, the nation’s second largest community foundation, and Oklahoma’s largest public foundation. Our firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. While our practice has expanded, our objective has remained constant: provide hands-on, timely, and cost-effective problem solving in both routine and difficult litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC promotes the social, civic and business development of the Tulsa community through substantial pro bono services.

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  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Regulation

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