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John M. Bunting

Director

Location:
Oklahoma City/Dallas

Email:
jmbunting@phillipsmurrah.com

Call:
405.235.4100 Main – OKC
405.552.2467 Direct – OKC

214.434.1919 Main – Dallas

Fax:
405.235.4133 Fax – OKC
214.434.1370 Fax – Dallas

Biography

John M. Bunting is an attorney practicing all facets of commercial litigation and insurance coverage law. His experience includes representing clients in complex commercial disputes; representing energy producers, disposal well operators, and oilfield service companies; representing auto dealers in disputes with manufacturers and competitors; and helping business clients obtain insurance coverage.

John has extensive experience in state and federal courts throughout Oklahoma and Texas. He began his career at one of the largest law firms in Dallas, and is licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma.

John has written numerous papers and presentations on a variety of legal topics, and has been recognized by his peers as an Oklahoma Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2014 to the present and as a “Best Lawyer in America” since 2019. He was also a board member for the University of Oklahoma College of Law Young Alumni Board through 2020.

Education

  • University of Arizona (B.S., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2007)
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D. with highest honors, Order of the Coif, 2010)

Admissions

  • 2010, Texas
  • 2013, Oklahoma
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma

Professional Organizations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Experience

  • Represented clients in complex commercial disputes involving allegations of breach of contract, negligence, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented auto dealers in disputes with manufacturers over facility, reimbursement, and franchise issues
  • Represented pipeline owners and contractors
  • Represented business clients in complex insurance coverage disputes related to additional insured and indemnity claims, construction defect claims, major property damage claims, major bodily injury claims, pollution liability claims, intellectual property infringement claims, ADA and FHA claims, professional malpractice claims, and directors and officers (D&O) policies
  • Counseled clients in insurance and indemnity aspects of major commercial transactions
  • Handled appeals in federal and state courts in Oklahoma, Texas, and New York
  • Defended and enforced contractual arbitration clauses
  • Represented clients in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including operators, working interest and royalty owners, disposal well operators, and service companies

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers®: Oil and Gas Law (2021)
  • Best Lawyers®: Commercial Litigation (2020-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Insurance Law (2019-present)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters – Rising Star (2014-present)

Community

  • Board member, University of Oklahoma College of Law Young Alumni Board (2014-2020)

Publications

John M. Bunting is an attorney practicing all facets of commercial litigation and insurance coverage law. His experience includes representing clients in complex commercial disputes; representing energy producers, disposal well operators, and oilfield service companies; representing auto dealers in disputes with manufacturers and competitors; and helping business clients obtain insurance coverage.

John has extensive experience in state and federal courts throughout Oklahoma and Texas. He began his career at one of the largest law firms in Dallas, and is licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma.

John has written numerous papers and presentations on a variety of legal topics, and has been recognized by his peers as an Oklahoma Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2014 to the present and as a “Best Lawyer in America” since 2019. He was also a board member for the University of Oklahoma College of Law Young Alumni Board through 2020.

  • University of Arizona (B.S., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2007)
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D. with highest honors, Order of the Coif, 2010)
  • 2010, Texas
  • 2013, Oklahoma
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Represented clients in complex commercial disputes involving allegations of breach of contract, negligence, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented auto dealers in disputes with manufacturers over facility, reimbursement, and franchise issues
  • Represented pipeline owners and contractors
  • Represented business clients in complex insurance coverage disputes related to additional insured and indemnity claims, construction defect claims, major property damage claims, major bodily injury claims, pollution liability claims, intellectual property infringement claims, ADA and FHA claims, professional malpractice claims, and directors and officers (D&O) policies
  • Counseled clients in insurance and indemnity aspects of major commercial transactions
  • Handled appeals in federal and state courts in Oklahoma, Texas, and New York
  • Defended and enforced contractual arbitration clauses
  • Represented clients in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including operators, working interest and royalty owners, disposal well operators, and service companies
  • Best Lawyers®: Oil and Gas Law (2021)
  • Best Lawyers®: Commercial Litigation (2020-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Insurance Law (2019-present)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters – Rising Star (2014-present)
  • Board member, University of Oklahoma College of Law Young Alumni Board (2014-2020)

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