Mart Tisdal



Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation

  • Oil and Gas Law

  • Oil and Gas Litigation

  • Pollution

  • Class Action Litigation

  • Ad Valorem Tax Litigation

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1976

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma

    • J.D. - 1976

  • University of Oklahoma

    • B.A. - 1970

    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Environmental Law Handbook (Update), published by The Environmental Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, 1995 (contributing author)

  • Common Evidentiary and Damage Issues, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Oil and Gas Royalties on Non-Federal Lands, Mineral Law Series, Vol. 1993, No. 3


  • Spoke at 2018 Oklahoma Oil & Gas, Mineral and Land Conferences, Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

  • Spoke at Continuing legal education seminars relating to oil and gas law for the Oklahoma Bar Association; University of Oklahoma College of Law; Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy; Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico; American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, San Diego, California; The Western States Land Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Conference on Consumer Finance Law; Boiling Springs Legal Institute; The Sovereignty Symposium; Inaugural Conference on Wind Energy sponsored by the State of Oklahoma, Department of Environment; Oklahoma Mineral Owners Association

  • Spoke at Adult Continuing Education Seminar on Oil Law & Water Law; Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2019.

  • Best Lawyers in America. Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year, Oil & Gas Law, 2017.

  • Best Lawyers in America. Oklahoma Lawyer of the Year, Oil & Gas Law, 2011 and 2013.

  • Best Lawyers in America. Oklahoma Lawyer of the Year. Mass Tort Litigation- Plaintiffs, 2012

  • Eugene Kuntz Award recipient, 2013; Presented at the Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law & Policy, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma College of Law

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Neil E. Bogan Professionalism Award, 1999

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, President’s Award, 1999

  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers 2008-2012, 2014-2019.

  • Oklahoma's Top Rated Lawyers, receiving an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Custer County Bar Association, President, 1986

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Commission, 1988-1990, 1998-1999 (Chairman - 1990)

  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, 1996-2004, (President - 2003)

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1992 - 1994

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Vice President, 1999

  • Judge, Temporary Court of Appeals Division IV, 1992

  • Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company, Board of Directors 1995-Present (Chairman 2015)

  • Board of Visitors, University of Oklahoma College of Law (2004-Present)

  • State of Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, Commissioner, (Chairman, 2010)

  • American Bar Association

  • Oklahoma Fellow, American Bar Foundation

  • Hearing Examiner, State Treasurer of Oklahoma

  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army Field Artillery, ILT, active duty, 1971 - 1973

Other Interests & Memberships

  • The Nature Conservancy

  • The Grand National Quail Club

  • Quail Forever