In the News

In the News

Trae Gray to Address National and Oklahoma Forums on Land Issues: Trae will be a speaker at the REALTORS Land Institute (RLI), National Land Conference (NLC) in Charlotte, NC, March 31 - April 2, 2017.

Dont Space Out - Protecting That Empty Space for Your Next Natural Resource Client: Pore Space article published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal, February 11, 2017.

Recognizing the Value and Uses of Pore Space as a Property Right:
 Pore Space article published in Terra Firma Magazine, Winter 2017.

Trae Gray named as Super Lawyer:
Trae has been named to the 2016 Super Lawyers list of Oklahoma “Rising Stars” for his professionalism and expertise in the practice of natural resources law.

What To Do With All That Space?: Trae Gray's interview with Oklahoma Farm and Ranch Magazine.

Lawsuit filed in 2014 Oil Rig Fire Deaths:
Negligence lawsuits filed against drilling rig company and several others.

LandownerFirm wins $300,000 Punitive Damages Verdict against Oil Company: Trae represented three Marshall County families against oil company, Cholla Petroleum, Inc. of Dallas Texas.

Trae Gray recieves Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree:
Trae is the first candidate to complete a thesis for this degree in OU College of Law history.

Landowners Could Profit From Pore Space: A potential revenue stream for landowners who don't own mineral rights.


State Verdict Ranked Among Highest For Year: Millions awarded for damages caused by a 10 million gallon sewage spill. 

Plains and Eastern Cleanline Event - October 30, 2014, Dover, AR: Trae Gray speaking to nearly 100 Arkansas residents about eminent domain law.  


LandownerFirm Opens New Office: After years of planning, Trae Gray relocates to a new custom designed law office overlooking Lake Carmack on his ranch in Coal County, Oklahoma. 

Coal County Attorney Receives National and State Recognition  for being included among the nations "Top 100 Verdicts for 2013."

Top 100 Verdicts of 2013:
 The National Law Journal releases top 100 verdicts. LandownerFirm ranked at number 23

$73 Million Jury Award Granted in Johnston County Sewage Spill: A Johnston County jury awarded three Mill Creek, Oklahoma families $73 million in damages for 10 million gallons of sewage that was pumped into creeks and streams on their properties in October of 2006    » See Video


Drilling Mud Application Seminar Educates Landowners: Trae Gray lays out a checklist of considerations that landowners should take into account before allowing oil and gas companies to spread drilling fluid on their property.     » See Video


Trae Gray Selected for Advanced Law Program: Trae is currently pursuing a Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a focus on energy, natural resources, and Native American law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Trae Gray Named to Prestigious Trial Lawyers’ Forums: Trae has been certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum. The Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.

The Verdict: Trae appeared on The Verdict, a television program that discusses legal or social issues of general interest to the viewers. The program presents thoughtful differences of opinion and perspectives through lively and educated discussions.    » See Video

Senate Confirms Coalgate Attorney to Oklahoma Tourism Commission: Trae was nominated by Governor Brad Henry to serve a six-year term on the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission. The full Senate confirmed Gray on a 44-0 vote.

Trae’s article Don’t Give Away the Farm Negotiating Surface Damage Cases was published in the Oil and Gas and Other Energy Resources Issue of The Oklahoma Bar Journal.

Mr. Vick Found Not Guilty of Attempted Murder: Trae defended client, Terry Vick, against the charge of shooting with intent to kill. The jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty.

Jury Trial Settles Dispute over an Access Road: Trae represented Del Juan Foreman and Chuck Loudermilk  and obtained a unanimous verdict of $30,000 for an access road across a half mile of their property.

Surface Damage Case Raises Bar for Drill Sites: Trae represented Bob Strunk and obtained a settlement of $41,000 plus costs prior to trial for a drill site located on the Strunk family farm.

Temporary Restraining Order Filed Against Drilling Company: A Temporary Restraining Order ordered Pablo Energy II, LLC to cease its drilling operations.

Families File Suit Over Mill Creek Contamination:Residents in the Mill Creek area take action against contractors who pumped well over one million gallons of sewage onto their properties.

Top Story on First News Channel 12 KXII-TV: This case resulted in a confidential settlement. Below is a motion from the District Court and one of our briefs in the case and the Order signed by the Chief Justice of The Supreme Court of The State of Oklahoma.  1. Motion  2. Brief  3. Order  » See Video

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