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James M. Sturdivant

James M. Sturdivant

James M. Sturdivant joined Gable & Gotwals in 1964. Prior to attending law school, Jim served two years active duty as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Jim has served as counsel in hundreds of cases involving business disputes, anti-trust, contracts, trade regulation, financing, and securities. He has served as lead trial counsel in over 100 actions, and in many more that were resolved before trial. He has handled cases in state and federal courts at all levels.

Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was named one of the “Top 10 Attorneys in Oklahoma” in 2007 by Oklahoma Magazine. He has consistently been named as a top tier lawyer by Chambers USA and a “Top 50 in Oklahoma” by Super Lawyers. Jim has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law and Securities Law.

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1964

B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1959

AWARDS & HONORS

AV PREEMINENT
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings

American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow

Benchmark Litigation
Anti-trust
General Commercial
Securities
Energy
2013-2019

Best Lawyers
Lawyer of the Year – Tulsa
Energy Law – 2013
Litigation-Securities – 2014

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Energy Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Securities
Securities / Capital Markets Law
1983-2019

Super Lawyers
Business Litigation
Civil Litigation
General Litigation
2006-2018

CHAMBERS USA
Leading Individual
2013-2018

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
Tulsa County Bar Association