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Richard L. Rose

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Mr. Rose worked his way through school, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Nazarene University and a Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003. Mr. Rose has successfully tried several jury and non-jury trials throughout the state. Mr. Rose was named a Rising Star by Oklahoma Super Lawyers, has chaired both the Oklahoma County and State Bar Young Lawyer Divisions, and was named the Oklahoma Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2010. Mr. Rose also serves as the Chief of Staff for the Oklahoma House of Representatives and is Special Counsel to the Speaker of the House.  Previously he has been an adjunct professor, teaching American Government at Oklahoma State University -Oklahoma City and is a lecturer on various issues relating to litigation and Oil and Gas. Mr. Rose and his wife, Christine, live in Arcadia and have two sons, Kiefer and Dawson.

Areas of Practice

  • Individual and Business-Related Litigation
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Surface Damages
  • Contract Disputes
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Employment Disputes
  • Commercial Controversies
  • Trial and Appellate Level

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Texas, 2019


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: President, Student Bar Association
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: Faculty Honor Roll
    • Honors: Merit Scholar
    • Honors: Holloway Inn of Court-Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: Bob Burke Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: Winner, Upper and 1L Division Moot Court Competition
  • Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Distinguished Service Award
    • Major: Organizational Leadership

Published Works

  • Identifying and Requesting E-Discovery, Briefcase- OCBA, Volume 39, No. 2, Feb., 2007
  • Oil & Gas Issues in Real Property, OBJ, Volume 82, No. 8, Mar., 2011

Representative Cases

  • In Re Initiative Petition No. 379, State Question No. 726, 2006 OK 89, 155 P.3d 32, 2006, Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma v. Lowe, 2005 OK Civ. App. 78. 122 P.3d 61, 2005, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
  • Morehouse v. State, 2006 OK Civ. App. 144, 150 P.3d 395, 2006, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
  • Seminole Family Medicine Clinic v. Southern, 2005 OK Civ. App. 46, 116 P.3d 191, 2005, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals


  • How To: E-Discovery, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2007 to 2007
  • Evidence: Strategies for Finding, Preserving and Using Evidence to Support Your Case, National Business Institute, 2007 to 2007

Honors and Awards

  • OBA Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
  • OBA Future Leader
  • OCBA Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Oklahoma Bar Association - OBA-YLD Outstanding Committee Chair
  • Oklahoma Bar Association - Leadership Academy
  • Dean's Service Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair-Elect, 2008
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Disaster Relief Chair, 2006 to 2008
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Board Member, 2004
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Co-Chair, Wills for Heroes, 2006
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair, 2006 to 2007
  • Federal Bar Association - Western District, Co-Chair, Pro-Bono Trial Committee, 2007 to 2008
  • Federal Bar Association - Western District, Young Lawyers Division, Chair, 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • Miller Dollarhide, Associate, 2004 to 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chair, Western District Pro Bono Trial Committee, 2007 to 2008
  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, 2005 to 2007


  • Phi Delta Phi