William K. Elias

About William K. Elias

Mr. Elias has been recognized in Oklahoma Magazine’s Superlawyer Section as one of the top Oklahoma lawyers. Mr. Elias holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest professional rating for attorneys. Mr. Elias is the Oklahoma member of the American Property Tax Counsel (APTC), the national association of preeminent law firms practicing in the area of property taxation. Mr. Elias has more than thirty years of experience in a wide variety of oil and gas, property tax and commercial litigation matters.

Mr. Elias received a B.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University in 1977 and a J.D. with honors from the University of Tulsa in 1981. He is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society, and the Tax and Mineral Law Sections of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Mr. Elias is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer on oil and gas and property tax related matters at programs sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Mid Continent Oil & Gas Association, the Oklahoma Association of Tax Representatives (OATR), the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), the Texas Oil & Gas Association and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA). In 2007, Mr. Elias received the Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association for outstanding service to the petroleum industry and the Association.

Professional Affiliations

Oklahoma Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society
Tax and Mineral Law Sections of the Oklahoma Bar Association
American Property Tax Counsel
Institute for Professionals in Taxation
Mr. Elias’ practice focuses primarily upon property tax, oil and gas law, commercial litigation, and state and local taxation.

Education

1981 - J.D., University of Tulsa
1977 - B.A. in Political Science, Oklahoma State University

Professional Admissions

Oklahoma Bar Association
Oklahoma and U.S. District Courts
Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma U.S. Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court