100 N. Broadway Ave., Suite 1700
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405-232-0621
Fax: 405-232-9659

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Mark K. Stonecipher


Mark Stonecipher’s business litigation practice began in 1983 and emphasizes the areas of oil and gas, oil and gas service companies, environmental, land use, zoning, products liability, antitrust, and business defamation and disparagement. His intellectual property litigation practice emphasizes the areas of unfair competition, the Lanham Act, deceptive trade practices, trademark and trade dress, copyright, and patents.

Stonecipher’s litigation practice, including trials, has been in Oklahoma, California, Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas.

Stonecipher serves his community as the Ward 8 representative for the Oklahoma City Council. He currently also serves as the vice mayor of Oklahoma City and is the owner of a small independent oil and gas company.


  • Juris Doctor (The University of Oklahoma, 1983)
    • Oklahoma Law Review (editor, 1982-1983; note editor, 1983)
  • Bachelor of Science (Oklahoma City University, magna cum laude, 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1983

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court (2011-present)
  • Federal Bar Association (2013)

Awards & Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Litigation-Trust and Estates (2014-2022)
    • Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
    • Community Association Law (2021-2022)
    • Construction Law (2021-2022)
    • Land Use and Zoning Law (2021-2022)
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates (2021-2022)
  • Super Lawyers, 2006, 2013-2014
  • Chambers USA, 2010-2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Ranking
  • Leadership in Law honoree, 2009
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 1990
  • Oklahoma Bar Association President’s Award, 1989

Community Leadership

  • Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment
    • Board member (2011-2015)
    • Former chairperson
  • Gaillardia Community Association Inc.
    • President (2014-2015)
    • Former secretary
  • City Care
    • Board of Directors (2008-2013)
  • Whiz Kids
    • Board of Directors (2008-2013)
  • Quail Creek Homeowners Association
    • President (2004–2010)
  • Oklahoma City Charter Revisions Committee
    • Mayor’s Task Force (2008)
  • The University of Oklahoma College of Law Alumni Association
    • Former president
  • Oklahoma City University Alumni Association
    • Board of Directors (former member)
  • Quail Creek Golf & Country Club
    • President (1998)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • Board of Governors
    • Young Lawyers’ Division chair (1989)
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Young Lawyers Division chair (1985)
  • Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation
    • Board of Trustees (2000-2004)
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers executive counsel (1991-1992)
  • American Inns of Court XXIII (1987-1989)
  • Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Co.
    • Board of Directors

Representative Matters & Clients

  • Tarrant v. Capstone Oil & Gas Co., District Court of Kingfisher County, Oklahoma – As appellate counsel for oil and gas operator, reversed a $7.6 million jury verdict against an oil and gas operator and made significant law on the duties and obligations of an operator under a joint operating agreement
  • Wallace v. Martial Arts Enterprises Inc., American Arbitration Association – Obtained a significant arbitration award under the Lanham Act for trademark infringement and unfair competition
  • Martial Arts Enterprises Inc. v. Century Martial Art Supply Inc., American Arbitration Association – Successfully defended antitrust claims alleging MAP violations and internet retailer price discrimination
  • City of Norman v. Sutton Creek Dev. LLC, District Court of Cleveland County, Oklahoma – Obtained a 60 percent increase in an Oklahoma developer’s condemnation award based upon an unlawful taking
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation v. TXD Services LP, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma – Represented a drilling contractor in a suit for breach of IADC Day Work Drilling contracts
  • Century Martial Art Supply Inc. v. The National Association of Professional Martial Artists and International Ikon Inc., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Articles & Publications

  • Real Property: The Stability of Riparian Land Titles and the Wild and Unruly Cimarron River, 36 Okla. L. Rev. 229 (1983)
  • Rev. of Handbook of Local Government Law by Osbourne M. Reynolds, 36 Okla. L. Rev. 249 (1983)
  • Essentials of Taking Depositions, Oklahoma Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education

Media Mentions

  • Cole, Carol L., “Sutton Creek eminent domain action going to jury trial,” The Norman Transcript, Aug. 2, 2007
  • Cole, Carol L., “Sutton Creek developers file for summary judgment,” The Norman Transcript, April 6, 2008