LeAnne Burnett serves as a director in the firms Oklahoma City office. She is an experienced general litigation and trial lawyer who has focused her practice in energy and environmental litigation, particularly CERCLA litigation, and regulation. LeAnne has published numerous works related to her field of practice. She served as an editor and co-author for the Oklahoma Environmental Law Handbook published by the Oklahoma Bar Association. In addition, LeAnne has taught many environmental law seminars for the Oklahoma and Arkansas Bar Associations, the Sovereignty Symposium, the Oklahoma Brownfields Conference, the Lex Mundi Environmental Law Section and the Wind Energy class at the University of Oklahoma. LeAnne is a founding member of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Environmental Law Section and served as chair of that section. She has also been a member of the Robert J. Turner Inn of Court since 1998 and has served with Oklahoma Lawyers for Children since 2000 as a volunteer, board member and executive board member. For more than a decade, she sat on the Oklahoma County Bar Associations Fee Grievance and Ethics Committee, most recently serving as committee chair. LeAnne has been listed in Best Lawyers (Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation Environmental and Water Law), named Best Lawyers 2016, 2018 and 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Water Law in Oklahoma City and ranked Band 1 in Chambers USA. In years past, she was named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Litigation in Oklahoma City. LeAnne is an elected Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America. In 2021 she was named in the first class of Lawdragon's 500 Leading Environmental & Energy Lawyers.
Region 6 – (AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX)
Year of induction:
BA Southern Methodist University 1971 JD The University of Oklahoma School of Law 1989
Oklahoma Kansas Arkansas
Arkansas, 2015 Kansas, 2014 U.S. District Court, District of Alaska, 2010 Osage Nation Courts, 2009 U.S. Supreme Court, 2004 U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2001 U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1999 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1999 U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1997 U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1993 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 1991 U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1991 U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1989 U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1989 U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1989 Oklahoma, 1989
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Fellow, American College of Environmental Lawyers Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Robert J. Turner Inn of Court (1998 - Present) American Bar Association Federal Bar Association Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law Section Secretary Oklahoma County Bar Association Fee Grievance and Ethics Committee Chickasaw Nation Bar Association Muscogee Creek Nation Bar Association Mineral Lawyers of Oklahoma City American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources American Bar Association Section of Litigation American Bar Association Section of Litigation Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee American Bar Association Section of Litigation Environmental Litigation Committee American Bar Association Section of Litigation The Woman Advocate Committee