Oliver S. Howard

GableGotwals Establishes a $7,500 Scholarship at The University of Tulsa College of Law in Memory of Oliver Howard

As part of GableGotwals’ 75th Anniversary, the Firm is pleased to announce it has established a $7,500 scholarship at The University of Tulsa College of Law in memory of complex litigation Shareholder and former Chairman, Oliver Sterling Howard.

Oliver joined GableGotwals in 1979. Throughout his distinguished legal career, he served the Tulsa community through various boards and organizations, including dedicating significant time to the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. Due to his passion for the Tulsa community and his willingness to mentor new attorneys within the Firm, GableGotwals is honoring Oliver by giving back to the Tulsa legal community.

John Dale, Chairman and CEO of GableGotwals shares, “In connection with the Firm’s 75th anniversary celebration, we are providing a $7,500 scholarship in Oliver’s name to diverse TU law students who similarly give back to the community. In addition to Oliver’s significant community service and mentoring, his accomplishments in the courtroom are legendary. He once led a trial team that obtained a record $742 million judgment in Oklahoma state court and he later set a record in Arkansas, securing a $109 million jury verdict. Both cases were affirmed on appeal. Oliver had a special talent and was driven to serve others – not just with his notable and significant wins for his clients, but also in his dedication and service to the Firm and the Tulsa community.”

GableGotwals began as a two person enterprise between Ellis Gable and Charles Gotwals in 1944 and has since grown into a distinguished full-service law firm that employs approximately 100 attorneys and 60 professionals with offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and San Antonio. Though Oklahoma-based, our connections and reach are global, representing a diversified client base that includes Fortune 500 companies, private and public entities, entrepreneurs, foundations, and individuals. Clients trust us every day with the stewardship and strategic management of their legal challenges due to the exceptional services provided by our litigators and transactional attorneys.