John Henry Rule

John Henry Rule

John Henry Rule, a shareholder in the Tulsa office of GableGotwals, has more than 40 years of legal experience. His areas of practice are primarily complex commercial litigation with an emphasis in banking litigation and business torts; he has had substantial experience in communications law.

Since John’s admission into the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) in 1977, he has served as a lecturer on communications law, FDIC issues, and procedural issues.  John was a charter barrister in the Robert D. Hudson American Inn of Court, was a master in the Council Oak Inn of Court and in 1991, served as a member of the Temporary Oklahoma Court of Appeals. John has been active in the Oklahoma and Tulsa County Bar Associations, serving for several years as a member of the OBA Law Schools Committee and the TCBA Professional Responsibility (Grievance) Committee (Chairman in 1994/1995). John was also a member of the OBA Journal Board of Editors.

John is the Vicar of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa and spends substantial time in church-related activities

John’s recent experience includes:

  • Representation of the FDIC as Receiver of a failed bank in investigations and litigation
  • Representation of energy firms in various kinds of complex court litigation
  • Representation of a law firm in a significant fee dispute with a former client
  • Representation of the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case


Master’s in Divinity, Virginia Theological Seminary, 2005

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1977

B.S. in Psychology, Oklahoma City University, 1972


Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings

Best Lawyers
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation-Banking and Finance
Litigation-First Amendment

Super Lawyers
General Litigation


American Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
Tulsa County Bar Association