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Arthur W. Schmidt

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  • Shareholder, Vice President, 1985
Location:
Oklahoma City, OK
Phone:
Fax:
405-236-1520

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Art is a native Texan, raised through high school in St. Louis, and a permanent Okie since 1971. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Civil Litigation, Contracts, Property & Environmental, Energy & Commercial Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Contracts Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Energy Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma
    • B.S. - 1976
    • Honors: cum laude

Representative Cases

  • Fisher v. Grace Petroleum Corp., 830 P.2d 1380, 1991, Okla. Civ. App.
  • LPCX Corp. v. Faulkner, 818 P.2d 431, 1991, Ok Sup Ct
  • Twyman v. GHK Corp., 93 P.3d 51, 2004, Okla. Civ. App.

Representative Clients

  • Antioch Energy
  • SandStone Energy Acquisitions, Inc.
  • Oxley Energy, LLC
  • Arvine Pipe and Supply Co.

References

  • Kevin Dunnington, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Gregg Byram, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mike Oxley, Houston, Texas
  • Ron Irvine, Norman, Oklahoma

Classes/Seminars

  • Pipeline Statutes and Gathering Fees, Oklahoma City COPAS Committee, 2003 to 2003
  • Gas Balancing, A Primer, Oklahoma City COPAS Committee, 2001 to 2001
  • Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Oil & Gas Pollution Cases, Oklahoma College of Law - Kuntz Seminar, 2005 to 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award
  • Norman Rotary Club Four Way Citizenship Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member, 1979 to Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member, 1979 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1980 to Present
  • Oklahoma City Association of Petroleum Landmen, Member, 1980 to Present
  • Norman Youth Soccer Association, Past Coach & Board Member, 1988 to 2002
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scout Master, Silver Beaver, District Committee, Council Committee, 1988 to Present
  • St. Mark Catholic Church, Council Member, Finance Board, Legal Counsel, 1995 to 2015
  • Varsity Club/Phillips University

Past Employment Positions

  • Watson, McKenzie & Moricoli, Associate Attorney, 1979 to 1981