John Rule commercial litigation attorney, Oklahoma

John Henry Rule



John Henry Rule, a shareholder at 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
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