Craig M. Regens2018-10-17T11:16:12+00:00

Craig M RegensCraig M. Regens

Craig M. Regens is an experienced attorney with a background in both state and federal governmental service.  His practice primarily involves litigation, business restructuring, workouts and bankruptcy.

Before joining the firm, Craig served as a term and a career federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Sarah A. Hall, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Section of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office.

Craig is a former Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Oklahoma County Bar Association and was a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Leadership Academy Class IV. He co-authored the chapter on condemnation in Vernon’s Oklahoma Forms 2D: Real Estate. He is also a frequent presenter on bankruptcy issues, and particularly those impacting the energy sector, for professional organizations including the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and Oklahoma Bar Association.

A graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, Craig earned his master’s degree from the London School of Economics and his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Craig is active in the Oklahoma City community, serving on the Casady School Alumni Board and the YMCA of Oklahoma Youth in Government Advisory Board. He is a former vice president and treasurer of Family Builders.

Recent Experience:

  • As co-counsel for Attorney General E. Scott  Pruitt, obtained largest settlement of a civil forfeiture action ever obtained by the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General;
  • Successfully argued before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit for affirmance of the dismissal of a tort claim against a state agency;
  • Represented the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in disputes with oil and gas concession operators within Osage County, Oklahoma and in  inverse condemnation matters state-wide.

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2009

M.Sc., London School of Economics, 2003

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2002

AWARDS & HONORS

Best Lawyers
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
2018-2019

Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Bankruptcy
Business Litigation
Energy & Natural Resources
2017-2018

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Oklahoma Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association