David R. Keesling joins as Partner

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a leading corporate and intellectual property law firm with law offices across the United States, and in Beijing, London, Toronto, and Puerto Rico, proudly announces the addition of David R. Keesling as Partner. Joining DBL’s Tulsa Oklahoma office along with Keesling are Associate Attorneys Timothy Kittle and Destyn Stallings, both formerly of McMurray Keesling. DBL has a long-standing presence in Tulsa led by Partner Noah Fontanez and is pleased to expand its team to better serve the firm’s ever-expanding group of corporate and intellectual property clients.

DBL Partner Tom Dunlap welcomes Keesling and his colleagues to the firm, stating, “We are thrilled that David, Tim, and Destyn are joining our powerhouse team in the Tulsa office. David Keesling’s decades of national and international high-profile litigation experience will greatly complement DBL’s trial teams continuing the tradition of unrivaled success both inside and outside of the courthouse.” Partner Noah Fontanez agreed, saying “I am excited that our Tulsa office has contributed greatly to DBL’s growth as an international law firm with foreign and domestic business clientele. The addition of key players like David, Tim, and Destyn will greatly enhance our position as the fastest growing firm in the region.”

David Keesling is a top-rated attorney with more than 15 years of experience in private law practice. Mr. Keesling’s professional career began in 1992 as a commissioned officer with the United States Marine Corps wherein he reached the rank of Captain. In 2002 he launched his law practice in Tulsa. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Keesling has tried many cases and obtained excellent results including large monetary resolutions for clients both at trial and through negotiated settlements. Mr. Keesling’s clients and cases have included representation in federal and state court litigation in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Kentucky, California, Idaho, Florida, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado, Tennessee, Indiana, Arizona, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York as well as legal services for international matters in Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Norway, Netherlands, Pakistan and the Republic of Mali.

Mr. Keesling’s areas of expertise include Business and Corporate Law (both U.S. and International), Employment and Labor Law, and Contract Law (both U.S. and International). He also specializes in Business Management Services, assisting a wide variety of Oklahoma businesses with an array of organizational and proactive legal services.

Mr. Keesling attended Missouri State University where he earned a B.S. in Political Science with a Comprehensive Certificate in Social Science and Law, and then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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