For more than 18 years, John Stiner has represented some of the nation's largest companies as well as small businesses in a wide array of commercial disputes.  Mr. Stiner concentrates his practice in high-value real estate litigation, including commercial mortgage and judicial lien foreclosures and the representation of creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and, in some instances, contested Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases.  Mr. Stiner also regularly represents insurers in extra-contractual litigation.  In addition, Mr. Stiner represents lenders, including special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities in disputes with borrowers, as well as traditional banks in disputes with borrowers and other lenders.  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 District; 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

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)