Michael Brady is an associate at Elias Books. His practice focuses on litigation in state and federal trial courts, with an emphasis on representing energy industry clients. Michael's experience encompasses a wide variety of cases, including disputes over oil and gas leases, surface and mineral interests, easement rights, quiet title litigation, ad valorem taxation, and other energy industry issues. In addition, Michael represents a broad range of clients in tort, real property, contract, and bankruptcy matters. Michael's practice also includes transactional work focusing on energy industry related agreements, real property transactions, and business entity formation.

Michael has spent more than a decade in the energy industry and, prior to embarking on a legal career, worked as an oil and gas landman. He served as an in-house landman for a publicly traded oil and gas company and focused on assets located within the Permian and Hugoton Basins. Prior to working in-house, Michael worked as a field landman and lease negotiator for client prospects located across Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Kansas.

Michael graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and is originally from Oklahoma City. Outside the firm, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, playing golf, and cheering on his Oklahoma Sooners.

Areas of Expertise


2019 – Juris Doctor, University of Oklahoma College of Law
• American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in International Energy Law
• Deans Honor Roll

2012 – Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma

Professional Admissions

2019 - Oklahoma
2019 - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
2022 - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Mineral Lawyers Society of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Bar Association Energy and Natural Resources Law Section (Membership Director)
Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Board of Directors


Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch (2023)
The Journal Record’s Power List of Young Legal Professionals (2023)

Civic Involvement and Leadership

Make-A-Wish Oklahoma Young Professionals Board Member

Publications and Presentations

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.