For more than 20 years, Mr. Stiner has centered his practice around two primary tenets. First, despite lawyers' willingness to credit themselves for victories, the truth is that most cases are won on the facts. Therefore, he has prided himself on his ability to uncover, understand and demonstrate the importance of facts others may overlook. This includes seeing connections between those facts that others often miss. Second, litigants have a right to expect a correct and fair application of the law to those facts. He is willing to go the extra mile to ensure the law is applied correctly, fairly, predictably and that arbitrary results are avoided.
Applying those principles, Mr. Stiner has represented some of the nation's largest companies as well as small businesses and individuals in a wide array of commercial disputes. Mr. Stiner concentrates his practice in high-value litigation, including commercial mortgage and judicial lien foreclosures relating to some of Oklahoma's most well known properties as well as other real estate disputes. Mr. Stiner also regularly litigates extra-contractual, i.e., "bad-faith" insurance litigation and coverage disputes. In addition, Mr. Stiner represents lenders, including special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities ("CMBS") in disputes with borrowers both inside and outside bankruptcy, as well as traditional banks and borrowers in disputes with one another. He also maintains an active business litigation practice, representing parties in franchise disputes, oil and gas litigation, and a host of other commercial disputes. Mr. Stiner is particularly proud of his role in defending the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly-traded company in a white-collar criminal prosecution which resulted in not guilty verdicts on all counts.
Education: Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S. 1993; University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D. 1998
Admissions: Oklahoma 1998; United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma; United States Courts of Appeal for the Third and Tenth Circuits
Honors: Oklahoma Law Review, Note Editor; Order of the Coif; Harry Alley-Leroy Allen Prize for Best Case Note; Kerr-McGee Scholar; Frank J. Love Memorial Scholarship. Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Publications: Shaffer v. Jeffery, The Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects the Separability Doctrine and Takes a Step Back in the Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses Under Oklahoma Law, 50 OKLA. L. REV. 243 (1997); Concurrent "Alter-Ego" Claims: Oklahoma Leads the Nation in Extending Protection to Shareholders, Officers and Directors, 85 OKLA. B.J. 519 (Mar. 15, 2014); Undersecured Loans: Protecting Your Rights in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies, OKLA. BANKER (July 2011)