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A. Gabriel Bass


201 Robert S. Kerr
Suite 700
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Phone:  (405) 262-4040
Direct:  (405) 605-4488
Fax:  (405) 262-4058

gabe@basslaw.net


Gabe practices in the areas of business planning, real estate, oil & gas, and estates and trusts. Gabe is equally at ease in the boardroom and the courtroom. He has obtained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV® Preeminent™, an indication that his peers rank him at the highest levels of professional excellence. Additionally, he has been recognized by Oklahoma Super Lawyers® and is listed in Best Lawyers in America®. Gabe was an active duty U.S. Marine prior to joining Bass Law and remains an active member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with the current rank of lieutenant colonel. He is also an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Education

  • BBA (Finance and Accounting) with Academic Distinction, University of Oklahoma, 1998
  • Master of Science (Information Systems), University of Oklahoma, 2003
  • Juris Doctor with Honors, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2003

Admissions

  • All Oklahoma and Texas Trial and Appellate Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary for the Western Circuit

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair, TIPS Trial Techniques Committee (2008-11)
  • TIPS Leadership Academy (2008)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Trustee, Oklahoma Bar Foundation (2010-2016)
  • Technology Task Force (2010-2012)
  • Military Assistance Task Force (2010-2012)
  • OBA House of Delegates (2009, 2010)
  • OBA Leadership Academy (2009)
  • Chair, Law Office Management and Technology Section (2009)
  • Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division (2008-09)
  • Client Security Fund Committee (2008-11)
  • Budget Committee (2011)
  • Canadian County Bar Association
  • President (2010)
  • Vice-President (2009)
  • Secretary/Treasurer (2008)
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Entrepreneurs’ Organization (2010-2017)
  • Oklahoma Chapter Board Member and Membership Chair (2011-2012)
  • Oklahoma Chapter President-Elect (2012-13)
  • Oklahoma Chapter President (2013-14)
  • Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society (2008-present)

Articles, Chapters & Presentations

  • “The Oil and Gas Lease: The Core Legal Document of Oil and Gas Development”
  • Presented September 2014, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • Chapter Author, “Legal Entities”
  • Vernon’s Oklahoma Forms 2d, Volume 5A, Real Estate (2013 ed.)
  • “Interpretation of Oil & Gas Instruments”
  • Presented September 2013, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • “Surveyors and Their Work” published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal
  • March 12, 2011, Volume 82, No. 8
  • Oklahoma Mechanics and Materialsmen Liens
  • Presented May 2010, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • “Making Time to Do It – Pro Bono Publico” published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal
  • April 10, 2010, Volume 81, No. 10
  • Oklahoma Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009
  • Presented January 2010, Canadian County Bar Association CLE
  • Presented January 2010, Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society CLE
  • Oklahoma Discovery Code
  • Presented September 2009, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • Presented October 2009, Canadian County Bar Association CLE
  • Practice Management Software: A Case Study
  • Presented January 2009, Canadian County Bar Association CLE
  • Presented April 2008, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE

Acadamia

  • Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Business Planning (Spring 2014)

Awards

  • El Reno Public Schools Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award (2015)
  • President’s Award, Oklahoma Bar Foundation (2013)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2012-present)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Oil & Gas Law (2012-present)
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers (2011-present)
  • Journal Record Achievers Under 40 Award (2011)
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (2010-present)
  • Outstanding Director, OBA Young Lawyers Division (2009)
  • Meritorious Service Medal – U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (2014)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2007)
  • American Bar Association Award for Top Graduate, Naval Justice School (2004)
  • Colonel William B. Lemly Award for Excellence, The Basic School, U.S. Marine Corps (2004)
  • Superior Physical Performance Award, Officer Candidates School, U.S. Marine Corps (2002)
  • Commanding Officer’s Honor List, Officer Candidates School, U.S. Marine Corps (2002)
  • President’s Leadership Class, University of Oklahoma (1994-95)

Community

  • Board of Trustees, Oklahoma Bar Foundation (2010-2016)
  • Board of Directors, Great Expectations Foundation (2013-2015)
  • Board of Directors, Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation (2008-11)
  • Vice-President (2010-11)
  • Chair, Oklahoma Hemophila Walk 2011 and 2012

Military

  • 2nd Lieutenant to Captain, United States Marine Corps (2002-07)
  • Captain to Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve (2007-present)

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