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Michael “Mike” D. Cooke Of Counsel

T 918-594-0414 | F 918-594-0505 |

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Mike Cooke, a Senior Member of the firm's Board of Directors, has been with the firm since 1980. He has an individual AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected as Best Lawyers 2018 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Banking and Finance Law Tulsa; 2017 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Mergers and Acquisitions Tulsa; and 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Mergers & Acquisitions Law Tulsa, as well as recognized as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Business/Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mike has been involved in every aspect of the Energy and Telecommunications industries during his career and has handled hundreds of acquisitions in those fields.  


  • University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 1980)
  • University of Iowa 1975-1976
  • Drury College (B.A. in Philosophy, 1974)
  • Drury College (B.A. in Psychology, 1974)


  • Oklahoma
  • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Legal Experience
  • 1980 - Present Hall Estill
  • 2004 - 2006 General Counsel, WilTel Communications, LLC
Professional Involvement
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Saint Francis Health System, 2015-Present
  • Former Secretary and General Counsel, Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce 2011-2016
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2017-present
  • Tulsa Area United Way Legal Steering Committee, 2010
  • Tulsa Area United Way Campaign Cabinet, Professional Business Division, 2011
  • National Republican Congressional Committee 2001 Republican of the Year - Oklahoma
  • National Republican Committee
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • National Rifle Association
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society, Tulsa Area United Way
  • Parent Child Center of Tulsa Circle of Honor
Honors & Awards
  • 2018 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Banking and Finance Law - Tulsa
  • 2017 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Mergers and Acquisitions - Tulsa
  • 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions Law - Tulsa
Teaching/Lecture Experience
  • Presentation to Texas Utility Lawyers Association annual meeting, October 2000
  • Speaker at National Business Institute Seminars on Construction Law