LandownerFirm is a law firm focused solely on Natural Resource Law. The firm is engaged in cases nationwide and typically associates with local counsel in all jurisdictions. We take pride in being efficient, ethical, and aggressive when necessary. Most cases are taken with trial preparation in mind and this approach, coupled with the firm’s trial record results in favorable results for our clients.
The firm prides itself on its ability to be technologically savvy as a result of the founder’s previous technical experience with two Fortune 500 companies. The firm’s research, billing, and client and case management are all fully electronic – which allows the firm to be more efficient and ultimately saves our clients time and money.
Our clients include farmers, ranchers, individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and CEO’s of major corporations who hire the firm to protect their land. This diversity provides a broad understanding and experience that benefits all clients. Learn more about the LandownerFirm’s philosophy.
Trae Gray founded LandownerFirm.com in 2006 with the vision of creating a nationally recognized law firm devoted to Natural Resource Law. From ranching in southern Oklahoma to working in Texas, Wyoming, and Alabama to attending Oklahoma State University, Trae’s life has been devoted to the natural resource arena. His publication “Don’t Give Away the Farm” advances a new paradigm in natural resource negotiations. He is listed in The Top Trial Lawyers in America as a Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – something that is achieved by less than 1% of U.S. lawyers. Clients refer to him as a bulldog that stands up for the little guy against vast corporate interests. His style is frank and straightforward with a focus on being practical and reasonable. » Read Full Bio
Ryan Gray joined the firm in August of 2012 as an Associate Attorney and was promoted to Partner in April of 2014. Ryan received her B.A. in English from Northeastern State University in 2008. Thereafter, she graduated with honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law in December 2011. While pursuing her Juris Doctor, Ryan completed the University of Tulsa College of Law’s Sustainable Energy and Resources Law Program, which offers one of the most advanced energy, environmental, and natural resource legal educations in the nation. In addition, Ryan earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Administrative Law and Taxation of Estates, Trusts, and Gifts. Ryan is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma and is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. » Read Full Bio
Matt Irby joined the firm in August of 2020 as an Associate Attorney. Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Minor in Soil Science from Oklahoma State University in 2011. Thereafter, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a Soil Conservation Technician. During his time with NRCS Matt experienced firsthand how corporate and monied interests can take advantage of private landowners. From oil and gas pipeline surface damages to easement disputes, Matt realized that rural landowners needed help protecting their land and that his position with the government wouldn’t allow him to do that effectively. » Read Full Bio
Charity Hensley has a tremendous life experience. Charity is a Coal County native, where she graduated from Coalgate High School in 2001. Thereafter working at Pre-Paid Legal for the late Harland C. Stonecipher – who also later became a loyal client of LandownerFirm and an advocate for Charity Hensley. Charity’s life revolves around family (Husband, Gary and children – Braxton, Kaylee, Stryker, and Dixie) who jointly operate www.hlcustomprocessing.com who LandownerFirm recommends for all your processing needs. Charity is currently attending East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where she is majoring in Early Childhood Education. Charity has been with LandownerFirm since 2009 and is the firm’s office manager.
Amanda Stiles is a Coalgate High School graduate, class of 2009. She worked in retail management from 2009-2013, when she decided to travel with her spouse for work. Amanda and her husband moved back home to Oklahoma in 2015, and she began to work at McCalls Chapel until she had their first child. She married her husband, Jason, in 2014, they have two children together, Elliott and Easton. She was a stay home Mom for 2 years before joining the firm as Trae’s Personal Assistant in September of 2019.