Adam C. Doverspike
Adam Doverspike is a Shareholder in the Tulsa office of GableGotwals. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, state and local government affairs, administrative law, and appellate matters. Adam has represented a wide variety of clients, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, government entities, universities, construction companies, and energy corporations. Adam’s complex and business litigation work includes partnership dissolution issues, class action matters, employment discrimination claims, construction payment disputes, and breach of warranty actions. He has managed aspects of nation-wide multi-district litigations. Adam has prepared Daubert and other dispositive pretrial motions, prepared for and handled arbitrations and jury trials, and negotiated settlements for his clients. He has conducted internal investigations for large entities, including a municipality.
Adam’s energy work includes preparing comments on EPA rulemaking concerning proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations and assisting a natural gas utility through the state ratemaking process at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He has counseled energy clients regarding environmental issues, eminent domain policies, data security and privacy issues, and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Adam’s government affairs and administrative agency work includes representing a municipal trust, navigating the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, challenging and defending initiative petitions, and pursuing administrative challenges to city zoning decisions.
Adam has drafted appellate briefs on a range of issues, including the application of the Class Action Fairness Act, the scope of the ministerial exception under the First Amendment, the application of the Establishment Clause, and the Compensation Clause of the United States Constitution. He has written arguments presented to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit, Tenth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit as well as amicus arguments presented to the U.S. Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC and Beer v. United States.
Prior to joining the Firm, Adam clerked for Chief Judge Gregory K. Frizzell at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and practiced for three years in Sidley Austin, LLP’s Washington, DC Energy Practice Group.
At Duke Law School, Adam served as the Notes & Comments Editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy and Co-Chair of the Moot Court team. Before law school, he researched economic and development issues at the Federal Reserve and the World Bank. Adam also holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Adam currently serves as the Chair of Tulsa’s Young Professionals (TYPros) and as President for the Tulsa Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. He also serves on the US Commission on Civil Rights’ Oklahoma Advisory Committee. Adam was recently appointed by Mayor Bynum to the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority for a three-year term beginning in 2019. The Tulsa Transit Board of Trustees oversee the management of Tulsa Transit and govern Tulsa Transit’s policies and major procurements.