Our Founding

Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC was established in 1994 in the Old City Hall at Fourth & Cincinnati by Frederic Dorwart, Thomas W. Murphy, J. Michael Medina and Richard J. Cipolla, Jr. who had, since their respective admissions to the bar, practiced law together in the former firm of Holliman, Langholz, Runnels & Dorwart. Frederic Dorwart joined Lupardus, Holliman & Huffman in 1966 upon graduation from Harvard Law School and, beginning in 1967, was managing partner of Holliman, Langholz, Runnels & Dorwart.

Our Firm Today

Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC has, since its founding, expanded to thirty-four lawyers principally engaged in securities transactions and litigation, financial institutions law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, complex business litigation, oil and gas transactions and litigation, international LNG shipping and infrastructure projects, and retirement community law.

The Firm currently serves as general counsel to Oklahoma's largest financial institution, a leading international LNG shipping and regasification company, and four of Oklahoma's larger independent oil and gas producers. Our firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. While our practice has expanded, our objective has remained constant: provide hands-on, timely, and cost-effective problem solving in both routine and difficult litigation, regulatory and transactional matters.

Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC promotes the social, civic and business development of the Tulsa community through substantial pro bono services.

Representative Clients

Argonaut Private Equity LLC
BOK Financial Corporation
Bank of Albuquerque
Bank of Arizona
Bank of Arkansas
Bank of Kansas City
Bank of Oklahoma
Bank of Texas
Boston Avenue Capital, LLC
Cactus Drilling Company
Cavanal Hill Investment Management, Inc.
Cavanal Hill Mutual Funds
Colorado State Bank & Trust
Community Action Project of Tulsa County

Cypress Energy Partners, LLC
Deutsche Bank
Excelerate Energy Limited Partnership
Fabricut Inc.
Fountains Continuum of Care Inc.
GBK Corporation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
JP Morgan
Chase Bank
Kaiser-Francis Oil Company
Kimmeridge Funds
Manhattan Construction Company
Nadel & Gussman
Newman's Valves
Omega Capital Funds
Paragon Contractors

Rougeot Oil and Gas Company
Safety Training Systems, Inc.
Sanguine Gas Exploration, LLC
Spencer Holdings, LLC
Summit ESP, LLC
The Freshwater Group
Tulco Oils Inc.
Tulsa Community Foundation
Tulsa Educare, Inc.
Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce
Tulsa River Parks Authority
Tulsa Stadium Trust
Vision Bank N.A
Waterfield Family Enterprises
Watermark Retirement Communities Inc.
Williford Energy Company