(405) 232-3722

Mr. Dowd has vast experience in oil and gas title examination, transactions and civil litigation representing oil and gas clients for over twenty-five years. Mr. Dowd has represented international and independent oil and gas companies and individuals. Additionally, Mr. Dowd has been a noted lecturer at over 100 seminars and CLE presentations.

Mr. Dowd is a past President of the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society as well as past Chairman of the Oklahoma Bar Association Mineral Law Section. Mr. Dowd is also a member of the legal committee of Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, the Advisory Counsel to the Marginal Well Commission of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Advisory Committee for the Center for Environment and Energy. Mr. Dowd is also the author of the Chapter on Oil and Gas Titles in West Publishing Company’s Oklahoma Real Estate Forms and Practice.

Mr. Dowd has an “AV” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.


1979 – J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law

1975 – B.A., University of Oklahoma


  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • Trespass in the Age of Horizontal Drilling Under State Conservation Statutes, 63 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 6A-1 (2017)
  • Current and Emerging Issues in Oil and Gas Title Examination, 2 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 505 (2017)
  • Oil and Gas Title Law – A Review of Fifty Common Problems –North Dakota, 90 N.D. L.REV 289 (2014)
  • Clearing Title of Long-Lost Mineral Owners, 54 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 30-1 (2008)
  • Costs That Can Be Charged In Calculation of Risk Penalties Under Forced Pooling Actions and Non-Consent Penalties Under Operating Agreements, 25 Energy & Min. L. Inst. Ch 10. (2005)
  • Preferential Rights to Purchase in Oil and Gas Transactions, 49 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 5-1 (2003)
  • Common Problems in the Interpretation of Deeds and Conveyances, 48 Landman 67-75 (March/April 2003)
  • A Comparative Review of Oil and Gas Law in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Mississippi & Louisiana, 45 Landman (November/December 2002)
  • Common Title Issues: An Oklahoma Perspective, 44 Landman (September/October 1999)
  • Oil and Gas Liens in Oklahoma, 51 Okla. L. Rev. 309 (1998)
  • Judgment Liens After Bankruptcy, OBA Bankruptcy Section Newsletter (Fall 1997)


  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Mineral Lawyers Society of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association
  • Leadership Oklahoma
  • Leadership Oklahoma City
  • Rotary Club 29