Lipe, Larry B.

  Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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Mr. Lipe is primarily a litigator, with his practice split between commercial litigation and tort/product liability litigation. He also provides general legal advice to various entrepreneurial corporations and sits on the Board of Directors of an energy liquids trading company.

In the area of tort/product liability law, he has acted as lead counsel in a variety of settings, including propane-related litigation, product defect personal injury claims, automobile accidents, and premises liability. Since 1979, Mr. Lipe has acted as lead counsel in the defense of over 200 personal injury suits in 35 states, with the large majority of propane-related work in courts outside the State of Oklahoma.

In the area of commercial litigation, Mr. Lipe has acted as lead counsel in a variety of commercial disputes, including: a case involving theft and expropriation of construction equipment in which he argued before the U. S. Iranian tribunal at the Hague; lawsuits involving breach of Operating Agreements; defense of theft of trade secret, breach of partnership agreement and corporate bylaws; and a number of disputes between energy related companies concerning joint ventures, operator/drilling contract disputes, force majeure and economic out clauses and defense of shareholder derivative suits.


  • Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1976)
  • University of Arkansas (B.S., 1973)

Bar admissions & years:

  • Arkansas - 1976
  • Oklahoma - 1979
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. of Oklahoma - 1976
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. of Oklahoma - 1976
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. of Oklahoma - 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit - 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit - 1976

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Construction Law, Litigation and Torts & Insurance Torts)
  • American Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute

Other distinctions:

  • Hudson, Wheaton, Hall American Inns of Court Master 1995
  • State of Oklahoma Temporary Lawyer-Staffed Panel of Court of Appeals Appointed Member 1991 - 1992
  • W. Lee Johnson American Inns of Court Barrister 1989 - 1990
  • Robert Hudson American Inns of Court Barrister 1987 - 1988
  • Tulsa County Bar Association "Golden Rule" Professionalism Award
  • Propane Gas Defense Association Founder and Former President and Board of Directors
  • Member Journal of Air Law and Commerce Leading Articles Editor 1975 - 1976