Oklahoma law firm Fellers Snider represents clients both locally
and nationally, with big names like Hertz, Wal-Mart, American
Express, ExxonMobil and BP on its roster. The firm has established
and well-respected practices in litigation, bankruptcy and
antitrust law and has obtained billions of dollars in punitive
damages for its clients-some of the largest in the history of
A Tale of Two Presidents
Fellers Snider was founded in 1963 by James D. Fellers and John
Joseph Snider in the state's capital, Oklahoma City. Fellers was
the first lawyer from Oklahoma to serve as the President of the
American Bar Association in 1974; a decade prior, he served as
President of the Oklahoma Bar Association-a position that current
partner John Heatly now holds. In the 1990s, Fellers Snider
expanded into a second office in Tulsa, in order to expand its now
highly prestigious intellectual property practice.
Fellers Snider has been ranked by Chambers USA as the
top firm in Oklahoma and as a first-tier boutique firm nationally
for its intellectual property practice. The firm has prepared
patent applications for a DNA vaccine, lighted helmets, fishing
accessories, video editing devices, molecule extractors and
ergonomic work stations, among hundreds of others. Fellers Snider
has also represented the likes of Enron, Siemens, Dupont and the
University of Oklahoma in patent litigation.
A Well-Rounded Bunch
The firm is home to top-ranked lawyers in areas of professional
malpractice law, workers' compensation, M&A litigation,
regulatory enforcement, patent litigation and white-collar criminal
defense. Its attorneys have also been ranked in lists such
as Chambers USA's Top Ten Oklahoma Litigators and
America's Leading Lawyers for Business as well as Oklahoma
Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Super
Lawyers Corporate Counsel.
Many attorneys at Fellers Snider have side interests-the firm's
ranks include scientists, engineers, community diplomats,
accountants and even ranchers. This diversity carries over into an
eclectic client base: for example, through the firm's Equine,
Bovine and Agricultural Law practice, attorneys represent breeding
farms, trainers, horse owners, ranchers and farmers.
U.S. Attorneys Past and Present
In 2009, Sanford C. Coats, a former attorney with Fellers
Snider, was appointed by President Obama to be the U.S. Attorney
for the Western District of Oklahoma. Three years later, former
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Robert G.
McCampbell joined the firm as a shareholder and director.