David Keesling

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Tulsa, OK

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
6660 S Sheridan Rd, Suite 250
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: 918-894-4415
Fax: 703-777-3656
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013, 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (70%), Civil Rights (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

David R. Keesling is a National Partner with the law firm Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC.  Mr. Keesling is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma but is also admitted and actively practices in a number of state and federal courts outside of Oklahoma, including internationally.  Mr. Keesling has over 23 years of successful courtroom experience as a trial attorney.  His practice is primarily focused on civil litigation with particular emphasis on business litigation, business tort litigation, contract litigation, employment litigation, and civil rights litigation.  Mr. Keesling also regularly represents clients in matters involving white collar criminal defense.  As an experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Keesling has recovered a number of significant verdicts, judgements, and negotiated settlements for his clients.

In addition to his work as a trial attorney, Mr. Keesling is an active participant in authoring and presenting courses for continuing education, with more than 30 courses to his name.  Additionally, he serves as an Adjunct Settlement Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.  He also serves on a variety of boards and committees for the Oklahoma Bar Association, to include: Civil Procedure and Evidence Committee, Bench and Bar Committee, Law Schools Committee (2023 Chair Elect), and the Legislative Monitoring Committee.

Mr. Keesling earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science from Missouri State University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa, and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Harvard Law School.  Prior to beginning his law practice, he served in the United States Marine Corps, working his way up to the rank of Captain.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013, 2020

About David Keesling

Admitted: 1998, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage: https://www.dbllawyers.com/attorney/david-keesling/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Educational Background

  • Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University), Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a Comprehensive Certificate in Social Science and Law
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Office Location for David Keesling

6660 S Sheridan Rd
Suite 250
Tulsa, OK 74133

Phone: 918-894-4415

Fax: 703-777-3656

Last Updated: 7/6/2021

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