Lewis T. Lenaire

Lewis T. LeNaire

Lewis LeNaire is a shareholder in the Oklahoma City office of GableGotwals. His practice consists of complex business litigation in state and federal courts, with a focus on representation of energy industry clients. Lewis has successfully represented energy companies across a variety of subject matters, including seismicity litigation, post-production cost and royalty underpayment disputes, joint operating agreement and COPAS disputes, lease cancellation and quiet title actions, surface damage and landowner disputes, and pipeline condemnations and easement rights disputes.

Outside of the energy context, Lewis’s experience includes:

  • Representation of municipal bodies and state governmental entities in disputes concerning city council elections, water rights, and administrative due process;
  • Representation of commercial property owners in disputes with property and title insurers concerning scope of coverage; and
  • Representation of industrial manufacturers and suppliers in litigation involving alleged benzene and asbestos exposure.

Lewis is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society. He has been admitted to practice in the Oklahoma Supreme Court and all Oklahoma District Courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma.

Lewis graduated summa cum laude from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2011, and earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to entering law school, he worked as a legislative analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate.

Recent Experience

  • Assisted in securing dismissal of a seismicity lawsuit brought by plaintiffs seeking recovery for increased costs of earthquake insurance premiums
  • Assisted in securing injunctive relief for a Fortune 500 company to ensure easement access for construction of an interstate natural gas liquids pipeline
  • Successfully defended a Fortune 500 company against efforts to depose high-level executives in easements rights litigation
  • Successfully defended the board of a public trust against efforts by a marketplace competitor to discover confidential and proprietary business information
  • Assisted in securing dismissal of a lawsuit against a state administrative board and several individual employees of the board brought by an individual asserting numerous tort claims and due process violations

Reported Decisions

  • Meier v. Chesapeake Operating L.L.C., 324 F.Supp.3d 1207 (W.D. Okla. 2018), affirmed, 778 Fed. Appx. 561 (10th Cir. 2019)
  • West v. Chaparral Energy, LLC, No. CIV-16-264-F, 2018 WL 8264627 (W.D. Okla. Aug. 13, 2018)
  • City of Blackwell v. Wooderson, 397 P.3d 491 (Okla. Civ. App. 2017)
  • Shawnee Mission Plaza, LLC v. Noland, No. CIV-16-35-W, 2016 WL 9558945 (W.D. Okla. Nov. 28, 2016)

EDUCATION

J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law

M.A. in English, University of Central Oklahoma

B.A. in English, University of Central Oklahoma

AWARDS & HONORS

Best Lawyers
Oil & Gas Law
2020

Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Energy & Natural Resources
Business/Corporate
2014-2019

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Oklahoma Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society