Jay W.



Jay Dobson is a Partner at Elias Books and practices in the firm's litigation group. His practice includes matters involving state and local ad valorem tax, oil and gas, eminent domain, real property, and probate. Jay has effectively represented clients at all stages of litigation beginning with administrative proceedings, continuing through the trial stage, and concluding with appeals to Oklahoma's highest appellate courts.

Jay graduated from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2014. While attending law school, he made the Dean's List and received multiple CALI Awards. He was also a Merit Scholar and received the WB Clark Oklahoma Bar Foundation Scholarship.

Prior to law school, Jay received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University in 2004. After earning his undergraduate degree, Jay moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he worked in the industrial mechanical industry before returning to Oklahoma in 2009. Upon his return, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University in 2011.

Jay was raised in rural north central Oklahoma where his family still owns a cattle ranch near Kaw City.

Areas of Expertise


2014 - Juris Doctor, Oklahoma City University School of Law
2011 - Master of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University
2004 - Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University

Professional Admissions

2014 - Oklahoma
2016 - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
2016 - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

Professional Affiliations

Mineral Lawyers Society of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Bar Association


Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch (2023)
405 Magazine Top Attorney in Energy – Oil and Gas (2023)

Civic Involvement and Leadership

Publications and Presentations

National Legal Update - 2022 Annual American Property Tax Counsel Client Tax Seminar

“Unitary Appraisal Differences – Regulated vs. Non-Regulated” – 2023 Wichita Property Tax Conference

About Us

At Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson, our attorney roster is as diverse as the areas of law we practice. From recent JDs to seasoned partners, the EBB&N team has a history of success and expertise in the areas of Oil & Gas Law, Property Tax, Corporate Law, Commercial Law and Litigation.

A tradition of excellence.