Hall Estill at a Glance


  • “Quality of work”
  • “Shareholders are respectful”
  • “Work-life balance”


  • “Lack of transparency”
  • “Rules and expectations are not uniformly followed or applied”
  • “Very little emphasis is placed on serving the community”

About Hall Estill

Hall Estill's origins trace back to its 1966 founding as an oil and gas firm in Tulsa. The firm hasn't outgrown its Oklahoma roots, but it has grown to include six more offices across the country and nearly 130 lawyers and a variety of practices from bankruptcy and corporate to energy and intellectual property.

Born of Oil

In 1965 John Williams of the Tulsa Energy giant Williams Brothers Company called Harvard Law grad Walter Hall and asked him to put together a team to represent the company.  Williams did not have a legal department at the time and needed representation for its purchase of the Great Lakes Pipeline.  Hall recruited other attorneys in the Tulsa area including John Estill, the head of the Sinclair Pipeline operations in Tulsa. Ten years later when Williams spun off the pipeline division, Hall took over as CEO. By that time the firm bearing his name was one of the largest and most successful in Tulsa.

Hall Estill

320 South Boston Avenue
Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74103
Phone: (918) 594-0400


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Michael D. Cooke
  • Hiring Attorney: Sarah E. Hansel
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 128

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $100,000
    Summer associate: $1,800/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    4 out of 8 (2016) (2Ls)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditor's Rights • Corporate Law • Energy & Natural Resources • Environmental Services • Family Law • Indian Law • Intellectual Property • Labor & Employment • Litigation • Tax, Trusts, Estate Planning & Employee Benefits

Major Office Locations

  • Tulsa, OK (HQ) • Bentonville, AR • Denver, CO • Fayetteville, AR • Nashville, TN • Oklahoma City, OK • Portland, OR