David Bryant, a GableGotwals attorneyDavid L. Bryant

David L. Bryant has over 30 years of legal experience. His clients consist of domestic and international companies, governmental agencies and individuals. His practice involves a diverse mix of complex commercial litigation, with emphasis on business insurance disputes, professional liability claims, banking litigation, and business contract and tort litigation.

David is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as all State and Federal Courts in Oklahoma and Texas. 

Since David’s admission into the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) in 1981, he has won numerous honors including being named as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer every year since 2006 including being named to Super Lawyer’s Top 50 list.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers of America every year since 2003 and in 2011 was named a Best Lawyer in America in Bet-the-Company Litigation. Most recently, David has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Finally, David was named a 2013 Tulsa Power Attorney by the Tulsa Business Journal.

David's recent experience includes:

  • Failed bank investigations
  • Director and Officer liability claims
  • Professional liability insurance claims
  • Attorney malpractice claims
  • Financial institution bond claims
  • Class action regarding corporate owned life insurance
  • Senior life settlement transactions litigation
  • Superfund environmental indemnity litigation
  • Corporate governance and shareholder disputes
  • Small business investor disputes
  • Franchise termination litigation
  • Trade secrets misappropriation
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Business defamation claims
  • Antitrust claims
  • Oil and gas area of mutual interest litigation


  • Legal aspects of forensic accounting (2012 AICPA National Forensic Accounting Conference)
  • Financial institution bonds
  • Various failed bank investigation and litigation
  • Various law office management and technology