Adam C. Doverspike 2017-10-31T11:45:05+00:00

Adam C. Doverspike

Adam C. Doverspike

Adam C. Doverspike focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, appellate matters, ratemaking, and local government affairs. Adam has represented a wide variety of clients, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, government entities, universities and energy corporations. Adam’s energy work includes preparing comments on EPA rulemaking concerning proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations and assisting a natural gas utility through the state ratemaking process at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He has counseled energy clients regarding environmental issues, eminent domain policies, data security and privacy issues, and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Adam’s complex and business litigation work includes partnership dissolution issues, financial institution crime bond litigation, multidistrict litigation, and complex breach of contract disputes. He has managed aspects of nation-wide multi-district litigations. Adam has prepared Daubert and other dispositive pretrial motions, prepared for and handled arbitrations and jury trials, and negotiated settlements for his clients.

Adam has written appellate briefs on a range of issues, including the application of the Class Action Fairness Act, the scope of the ministerial exception under the First Amendment, the application of the Establishment Clause, and the Compensation Clause of the United States Constitution. He has written arguments presented to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit, Tenth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit as well as amicus arguments presented to the U.S. Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC and Beer v. United States.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam clerked for Chief Judge Gregory K. Frizzell at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and practiced for three years in Sidley Austin, LLP’s Washington, DC Energy Practice Group.

At Duke Law School, Adam served as the Notes & Comments Editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy and Co-Chair of the Moot Court team. Before law school, he researched economic and development issues at the Federal Reserve and the World Bank. Adam also holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Adam currently serves as President for the Tulsa Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. Adam also serves on the US Commission on Civil Rights’ Oklahoma Advisory Committee and the Tulsa Young Professionals Foundation Board.

EDUCATION

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2009
M.A., University of Chicago, 2006
B.S., Georgetown University, 2003

AWARDS & HONORS

Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Business Litigation
Energy & Natural Resources
Appellate
General Litigation
Utilities
2015-2017

Tulsa Business and Legal News
40 under 40
2016

Oklahoma Magazine’s
40 Under 40
2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Federalist Society, Tulsa Lawyers Chapter, President
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Oklahoma Advisory Committee Member
Tulsa Young Professionals, Former Government Relations Chair
Tulsa Young Professionals Foundation, Board Member
Leadership Tulsa, Class 54
Institute for Justice, Human Action Network Member
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Legal Network Member