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Gene Bertman



I am the attorney that other attorneys turn to when the case and issue prove difficult – in almost any area. Generally, my practice involves business transaction analysis and, if necessary, trial and appellate litigation. My work involves contract formation and enforcement, employment issues, tax assistance and controversies, computer law, commercial debt collection, professional licensure assistance, real estate contracts and disputes, oil and gas issues, environmental law, criminal appeals and probate and guardianship matters. I have an American Indian law component to my practice that involves gaming, economic development and Tribal government law.

Prior to entering the legal profession, I was a computer programmer for various companies in the Oklahoma City area, including the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Dobson Communications Corporation and Star Building Systems. During law school, I was honored to be a student law clerk for the Honorable Justice Ralph Hodges of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Oklahoma State University
    • B.B.A. - 1995
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations

  • Oklahoma State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland County Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member
  • William J. Holloway, Jr., American Inn of Court

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation - Trial & Appellate Practice – State & Federal
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Water Law
  • Native American Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Indian Child Welfare
  • Alternative Energy
  • Election Law
  • Economic Development
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Transactions
  • Tax Law

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Attorney General for the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, 2013-2014
  • Supreme Court Justice for the Delaware Nation of Oklahoma, 2013
  • Member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity, Vice Magister, 2001, Outstanding Member Award 2000
  • Norman Music Festival, Legal Counsel 2009-2015, Treasurer 2012, Chairman 2013
  • Oklahoma City University Law School Honors and Scholarships – CALI Award of Excellence – Constitutional Law, Corporations – Baker S. Melone Scholarship, Amy Rinehart Scholarship, Wayne Johnson Scholarship, John Amick Scholarship, Faculty Honor Roll, OCU Merit Scholars Organization, Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • Oklahoma State University Honors and Scholarships –Non-Resident Scholarship, Wentz Service Scholarship, Ernst and Young Scholarship, Varsity Track and Field, Student Athlete Academic Achievement Award, College of Business Dean’s List

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