Melissa R. Gardner is a Director and an attorney in the Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group. She represents energy companies in a variety of matters in Oklahoma, Texas and North Dakota, including oil and gas title examination, bankruptcy, probate, quiet title and liens.
Melissa has prepared a large number of drilling and division order title opinions; worked on acquisition due diligence projects; and drafted multiple instruments for her clients. As her practice continues to develop, Melissa continues to meet the changing needs of her clients in the ever-changing energy industry.
Prior to joining the firm, Melissa served as an in-house attorney at Chesapeake Energy for over six years.
Melissa is an active member of Henderson Hills Baptist Church; she serves on the board of Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association; and she serves on the board of International Teams, an international relief ministry based in Illinois.
Melissa is from Empire, Oklahoma. She’s a huge sports fan and has helped start a Phillips Murrah corporate rowing team (Law and Oarder).
- Oklahoma State University (B.S., 2003, magna cum laude)
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2007)
- 2007, Oklahoma
- 2014, Texas
- 2020, North Dakota
- Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association
- Oklahoma Bar Association (Energy and Natural Resources Law Section)
- Mineral Lawyers Society