Steven L. Barghols

Steven BargholsSteven L. Barghols has more than 35 years of legal experience. In recent years, his work has focused principally on commercial mediation and arbitration matters.

Steve has been recognized as a “Top 10” and “Top 50” Oklahoma Super Lawyer, is a “Best Lawyer in America” in five categories, and is a Band 1 mediator listed by Chambers and Partners U.S.A.

Active in bar work, Steve has served as president of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Foundation, the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court and the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society. He has served as chair and member of numerous OCBA and Oklahoma Bar Association committees. He is a recipient of the OBA’s Neil A. Bogan Professionalism Award and the OCBA’s Bobby G. Knapp Bar Leadership Award.

Also active in community and civic matters, Steve has served as president of the Edmond Public Schools Foundation, as a trustee and management committee member of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, and as a trustee and executive committee member of the University of Oklahoma’s Associates Council.

Currently, Steve serves as a trustee of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, is a member of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, U.S.D.C.-W.D. Oklahoma, and is a member of the Diversity Advisory Committee for Oklahoma City University.


Alternative Dispute Resolution
Energy, Oil & Gas
Litigation (State & Federal)


J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1976
B.A. in History and Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 1973


Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings

Best Lawyers
Lawyer of the Year – Oklahoma City
Alternative Dispute Resolution – 2011
Mediation – 2012
Arbitration – 2014
Bet-the-Company Litigation and Mediation – 2015
Arbitration – 2016

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Oil & Gas Law

Super Lawyers
Oklahoma Top 10
Oklahoma Top 50
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Energy & Natural Resources

Chambers USA
Leading Individual


Oklahoma Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Foundation
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Foundation
Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society
William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court


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