Services

The Firm’s representation covers a broad spectrum of litigation, regulatory, and transactional legal services for business, organizations, government agencies, and individuals. We represent business clients in many industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, airlines, food products, wood products, financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate development, and securities broker-dealers and issuers.

Litigation

The cornerstone of Ryan Whaley’s practice is its diverse litigation experience in all forums. Our attorneys regularly appear in federal and state courts, locally and nationally, at both the trial and appellate levels, before administrative agencies and in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Our clients are as diverse as the areas of law in which we practice, and include corporations, ranging from large and mid-size national and multi-national public and private companies to small “mom and pop” businesses and single-member entities, organizations and government agencies, municipalities, and individuals. Our business clients include manufacturing and retail companies; banks and financial institutions; insurance companies; health care providers; engineering and architectural firms; construction companies and contractors; and oil, gas, and energy-related businesses. We pride ourselves in bringing the same commitment to excellence in trial and appellate advocacy for all of our clients – big and small.

As a result, we have trial experience involving securities; anti-trust matters; mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance disputes; bankruptcy, tax matters; insurance regulatory and liability and bad faith litigation; products liability; personal injury; professional liability; class actions; energy and environmental law; and toxic tort cases.

In every matter, our goal is the same: to thoughtfully investigate and present the facts necessary to advance our client’s position and advocate the applicable legal principles required to achieve the best possible resolution to the client’s problem.

We also know, however, that our clients’ best interests are served by resolving disputes as early and economically as possible. The efficient use of resources and management of litigation costs is an important objective for all of our clients and an integral part of our litigation planning. To help reach these goals, we strongly support alternative dispute resolution techniques and procedures, such as mediation and arbitration. Our attorneys are well-versed in these matters and committed to obtaining the best result for our clients when it can be achieved without litigation.

Litigation

The cornerstone of Ryan Whaley’s practice is its diverse litigation experience in all forums. Our attorneys regularly appear in federal and state courts, locally and nationally, at both the trial and appellate levels, before administrative agencies and in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Our clients are as diverse as the areas of law in which we practice, and include corporations, ranging from large and mid-size national and multi-national public and private companies to small “mom and pop” businesses and single-member entities, organizations and government agencies, municipalities, and individuals. Our business clients include manufacturing and retail companies; banks and financial institutions; insurance companies; health care providers; engineering and architectural firms; construction companies and contractors; and oil, gas, and energy-related businesses. We pride ourselves in bringing the same commitment to excellence in trial and appellate advocacy for all of our clients – big and small.

As a result, we have trial experience involving securities; anti-trust matters; mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance disputes; bankruptcy, tax matters; insurance regulatory and liability and bad faith litigation; products liability; personal injury; professional liability; class actions; energy and environmental law; and toxic tort cases.

In every matter, our goal is the same: to thoughtfully investigate and present the facts necessary to advance our client’s position and advocate the applicable legal principles required to achieve the best possible resolution to the client’s problem.

We also know, however, that our clients’ best interests are served by resolving disputes as early and economically as possible. The efficient use of resources and management of litigation costs is an important objective for all of our clients and an integral part of our litigation planning. To help reach these goals, we strongly support alternative dispute resolution techniques and procedures, such as mediation and arbitration. Our attorneys are well-versed in these matters and committed to obtaining the best result for our clients when it can be achieved without litigation.

Insurance

The Firm represents numerous domestic and foreign insurance companies involving both commercial and personal lines in casualty, property, life, health and ERISA-related insurance matters. Our attorneys have reviewed and analyzed thousands of claims files for many different insurance companies. Our practice includes representation in declaratory judgment actions, bad faith, litigation, medical malpractice, and engineering liability.

Our attorneys have provided insurance defense and coverage advice, including pre-litigation coverage analysis, to insurance companies and their insureds. Whatever our role, our experience allows us to make realistic assessments of likely outcomes and, if litigation is necessary, to provide well-prepared, focused, and zealous representation.

Energy Law

Energy-related businesses have comprised a significant portion of our clientele since the Firm’s beginning. Our attorneys provide counsel and representation in purchase, sale and leasing transactions related to energy development and production. Our practice in this area is strengthened by attorneys with valuable litigation experience, environmental expertise, and a corporate business background in energy related matters.

The Firm has assisted oil and gas clients in preparing and submitting permit applications in many states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The Firm also represents clients in permit challenges before state agencies.

We also represent clients in matters relating to intrastate and interstate natural gas and crude oil storage, transportation, and distribution. The Firm has successfully served as part of collaborative, multi-

disciplinary teams on multiple underground storage projects. The Firm’s underground storage work ranges from fields with operating gas capacities of 15 BCF to fields as large as 71 BCF.

The Firm provides legal counsel to both public and private underground storage clients in a wide array of underground storage matters, including field construction and deliverability disputes, field certification, certification expansion and modification, storage gas migration disputes, disputes with offset operators, and condemnation of property rights associated with underground storage. Moreover, the Firm’s experience includes unique condemnation and litigation issues such as condemnation and valuation of existing operational gas wells for use by the underground storage operator, recovery under the uniform fraudulent transfer act for failure to meet construction/deliverability requirements, and preliminary possession of underground storage rights to be condemned. The Firm has also successfully litigated underground storage matters before Arbitration Panels, Commissioners, and in Federal Court.

Energy Law

Energy-related businesses have comprised a significant portion of our clientele since the Firm’s beginning. Our attorneys provide counsel and representation in purchase, sale and leasing transactions related to energy development and production. Our practice in this area is strengthened by attorneys with valuable litigation experience, environmental expertise, and a corporate business background in energy related matters.

The Firm has assisted oil and gas clients in preparing and submitting permit applications in many states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The Firm also represents clients in permit challenges before state agencies.

We also represent clients in matters relating to intrastate and interstate natural gas and crude oil storage, transportation, and distribution. The Firm has successfully served as part of collaborative, multi-

disciplinary teams on multiple underground storage projects. The Firm’s underground storage work ranges from fields with operating gas capacities of 15 BCF to fields as large as 71 BCF.

The Firm provides legal counsel to both public and private underground storage clients in a wide array of underground storage matters, including field construction and deliverability disputes, field certification, certification expansion and modification, storage gas migration disputes, disputes with offset operators, and condemnation of property rights associated with underground storage. Moreover, the Firm’s experience includes unique condemnation and litigation issues such as condemnation and valuation of existing operational gas wells for use by the underground storage operator, recovery under the uniform fraudulent transfer act for failure to meet construction/deliverability requirements, and preliminary possession of underground storage rights to be condemned. The Firm has also successfully litigated underground storage matters before Arbitration Panels, Commissioners, and in Federal Court.

Environmental Law and Regulation

Ryan Whaley has earned regional and national recognition as one of the premier law Firms practicing in the complex field of environmental law. The Firm has an exceptionally strong core of experienced energy and environmental attorneys. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping clients navigate the shifting contours of environmental regulation and litigation, with specific expertise in CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and various state counterparts to these federal statutes, including regulatory, permitting, compliance, enforcement, litigation, insurance coverage, transactions, and due diligence.

Our national environmental regulatory practice, combined with our other practice areas—litigation, energy and natural resources, and transactional work—provides our clients with a coordinated approach to meeting their legal environmental needs. We advise both local and nationally based clients on the environmental and legal implications related to virtually every type of business, particularly manufacturing, energy, oil and gas, mining, electricity, and renewable energy.

We assist our clients to interpret and satisfy regulatory requirements by identifying and obtaining the proper permits needed for compliance with state and federal requirements, developing plans for documenting compliance, creating record retention programs, planning for inspections, and self-reporting under state and federal audit privileges. We regularly consult with technical experts who are leaders in their respective fields and support our clients in contracting with and coordinating work with consultants, developing work plans for site investigations, and implementing corrective actions and work plans. We regularly represent our clients before local, state, and federal environmental agencies, as well as related agencies with jurisdiction over environmental, energy, and natural resource issues, on matters involving environmental permitting and compliance.

Our environmental attorneys include lawyers with degrees in engineering, environmental science, and other technical disciplines, as well as several with an L.L.M. in environmental law. Because of our background and experience, we are able to communicate both the science and the law to our clients. Our attorneys are also regularly called upon to speak at seminars and business conferences throughout the United States.

Personal Injury

The trial lawyers at Ryan Whaley have been representing individual Oklahomans in civil personal injury and death cases for more than 40 years and consider this one of the greatest callings of the Firm’s diverse practice.

Every year, many Oklahomans suffer physical, emotional and financial harms due to the wrongful actions of another and need the assistance of a trial lawyer in recovering damages from those legally responsible for these injuries. These damages are often caused by the negligence of a vehicle operator, negligence of a healthcare provider, the failure of a defective product, or the wrongful denial of an insurance claim. Regardless of the cause or the injury, the Firm’s attorneys aggressively represents its individual clients in recovering those damages to which they are entitled.

As a result of the Firm’s broad-based experience, we have attorneys who are well-versed in all aspects of personal injury litigation resulting from building collapses, oilfield accidents, and product defects in equipment ranging from household appliances to large construction machinery. We are fortunate to have attorneys with engineering expertise who provide our clients with a unique perspective in product liability cases and other litigation involving complex machinery and technical equipment.

The Firm will thoroughly review and research the facts of your potential case to assist you in determining whether you have a case and the potential for success in pursuing your case. If Ryan Whaley does pursue your claim, you can rest assured that you will be represented by a team of experienced trial lawyers that have obtained numerous large verdicts and settlements for its clients.

The Firm has successfully represented individuals and families in a wide range of personal injury and death cases, including:

  • Automobile and Truck Accidents
  • Negligence of a Physician, Hospital or other Healthcare Provider (Medical Malpractice)
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Defective Medical Devices and Implants
  • Defective or Recalled Medications
  • Defective Products
  • Brain and other Catastrophic Injuries, such as Quadriplegia, Paraplegia or Loss of a Leg/Arm
  • Disputes with Insurance Companies regarding the Denial or Underpayment of an Individual’s Claim for Benefits.

Personal Injury

The trial lawyers at Ryan Whaley have been representing individual Oklahomans in civil personal injury and death cases for more than 40 years and consider this one of the greatest callings of the Firm’s diverse practice.

Every year, many Oklahomans suffer physical, emotional and financial harms due to the wrongful actions of another and need the assistance of a trial lawyer in recovering damages from those legally responsible for these injuries. These damages are often caused by the negligence of a vehicle operator, negligence of a healthcare provider, the failure of a defective product, or the wrongful denial of an insurance claim. Regardless of the cause or the injury, the Firm’s attorneys aggressively represents its individual clients in recovering those damages to which they are entitled.

As a result of the Firm’s broad-based experience, we have attorneys who are well-versed in all aspects of personal injury litigation resulting from building collapses, oilfield accidents, and product defects in equipment ranging from household appliances to large construction machinery. We are fortunate to have attorneys with engineering expertise who provide our clients with a unique perspective in product liability cases and other litigation involving complex machinery and technical equipment.

The Firm will thoroughly review and research the facts of your potential case to assist you in determining whether you have a case and the potential for success in pursuing your case. If Ryan Whaley does pursue your claim, you can rest assured that you will be represented by a team of experienced trial lawyers that have obtained numerous large verdicts and settlements for its clients.

The Firm has successfully represented individuals and families in a wide range of personal injury and death cases, including:

  • Automobile and Truck Accidents
  • Negligence of a Physician, Hospital or other Healthcare Provider (Medical Malpractice)
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Defective Medical Devices and Implants
  • Defective or Recalled Medications
  • Defective Products
  • Brain and other Catastrophic Injuries, such as Quadriplegia, Paraplegia or Loss of a Leg/Arm
  • Disputes with Insurance Companies regarding the Denial or Underpayment of an Individual’s Claim for Benefits.

Intellectual Property

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Please contact Evan Talley at etalley@ryanwhaley.com or Elizabeth Isaac at eisaac@ryanwhaley.com for immediate assistance.