Partner

Phone: 918-998-9350

Email: dkeesling@dbllawyers.com

Office: Tulsa OK

David Keesling is a top-rated trial attorney with more than 20 years of courtroom experience.  David has built a solid reputation as a highly effective and winning trial attorney, a skilled negotiator, and a legal adviser with excellent legal savvy.  Throughout his legal career, he has tried many cases and obtained excellent results, including numerous significant verdicts for his clients.  He handles cases of all sizes from relatively small matters to complex and high-profile litigation.  His clients are a cross-section of individuals, professionals, small and large businesses, entrepreneurs, employers/employees, shareholders, investors, non-profit organizations, and middle-market and nationally recognized companies.  David has earned recognition for his work in the areas of Business & Corporate Law (U.S. and International), Contract Law (U.S. and International), Data & Information  Security Law, Employment Law, Trademark, Patent & Copyright Law, White Collar Criminal Law, High-Value Marital Dissolutions and International Child Custody Disputes.  Mr. Keesling’s clients and cases have included representation in federal and state courts 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 international matters in Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan and the Republic of Mali.  David also serves as the Administrative Partner for the firm’s Oklahoma based attorneys.

  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a Comprehensive Certificate in Social Science and Law at Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University)
  • Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Permitted to represent clients in trial and appeal by state and federal courts in Arkansas, California, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, and Texas
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers
  • Business Tort Trial Lawyers Top 10
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 Best
  • AVVO Clients’ Choice Award for Business Litigation
  • AVVO Rated Excellent and Featured Business Litigation Attorney
  • Creative Solutions for Accommodations Requests, Performance Problems, and Chronically Absent Employees (2019)
  • Tackling Mental Health Issues with Finesse (2019)
  • Social Media, Alcohol, Marijuana Use, and More: Techniques for Managing Problematic Conduct (2019)
  • Determining Admissibility (2019)
  • Authentication, Exhibits, and Courtroom Presentation (2019)
  • Managing Difficult Witnesses (2019)
  • Hearsay Objections & Exceptions (2019)
  • Rules of Evidence: A Practical Tool Kit (2018)
  • Advanced Trial Tactics (2017)
  • Business Contracts A-Z (2016)
  • Essential Legal Elements of Business Contracts (2016)
  • Indemnification Provisions is Business Agreements (2016)
  • Non-Compete Clauses: Drafting and Enforcing (2016)
  • The Role of the Expert Witness: Advocacy vs. Objectivity (2016)
  • Mandatory Reporters: A State by State Analysis (2016)
  • Employers’ Best Practices to Avoid Employment Litigation (2016)
  • Wills, Trusts, and the Basic Probate Process in Oklahoma (2015)
  • Top Hearsay Pitfalls Made by Trial Attorneys (2015)
  • Demonstrating How Evidence Falls Under Hearsay Exceptions (2015)
  • How to Get Email, Social Media, and Other ESI Admitted and Excluded (2015)
  • Employment Law Updates: Policies and Procedures (2014)
  • Employee Discipline and Discharge: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (2013)
  • The Mechanics of Oklahoma Civil Procedure (2011)
  • The Format and Procedure of Motions, Notices, and Hearings (2011)
  • Wrapping Up: Settlements, Judgments, Appeals, and Enforcements (2011)
  • Business Owner’s Guide to Risk Mitigation (2010)
  • Bench & Bar Committee, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Law Schools Committee, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Host Team Volunteer, Life.Church South Tulsa
  • Benefactor, American Heart Association
  • Benefactor, Emergency Infant Services
  • Benefactor, Oklahoma Hall of Fame
  • Benefactor, University of Oklahoma
  • Benefactor, Missouri State University
  • Captain, United States Marine Corps