Lewis T. LeNaire
Lewis T. LeNaire joined GableGotwals in September 2011 in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. His practice consists of complex business litigation in both state and federal courts, with a focus on representation of energy industry clients. Lewis has successfully represented energy companies across a variety of subject matters, including:
- Royalty owner class actions;
- Joint operating agreement and preferential-right-to-purchase disputes;
- Lease cancellation and quiet title actions;
- Surface damage and landowner disputes; and
- Pipeline condemnations.
Outside of the oil and gas context, Lewis’s experience includes:
- Representation of municipal bodies and state governmental entities in disputes concerning city council elections, water rights, and administrative due process;
- Representation of construction industry clients in contract, payment and performance bond, and garnishment disputes; and
- Representation of industrial manufacturers and suppliers in litigation involving alleged benzene and asbestos exposure.
Lewis is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society. He has been admitted to practice in the Oklahoma Supreme Court and all Oklahoma District Courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma.
Lewis graduated summa cum laude from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2011. He was a member of the Oklahoma City University Law Review and received the publication’s Outstanding Comment Award for his case comment, Vermont v. Brillon: Public Defense and the Sixth Amendment Right to a Speedy Trial, 35 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 219 (2010). Lewis was a Hatton W. Sumners Scholar, received CALI Awards in eleven courses, and served as a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Bana Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Lewis earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to entering law school, he worked as a legislative analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate and as a telecommunications project manager for West Interactive Corporation.