Leonard I. Pataki

Of Counsel
Tulsa, Oklahoma
D: 918.582.1211
F: 918.591.5360
Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Suite 700
Tulsa, OK 74103-3117
Leonard I. Pataki

Leonard Pataki’s practice is concentrated in the areas of bankruptcy, labor relations (management), occupational safety and health compliance and litigation, debtor-creditor rights and commercial litigation.

Leonard is currently Of Counsel to the Firm, having accepted the position of General Counsel of Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company, the oldest and one of the largest cross country pipeline construction companies in the United Sates, in June of 2008. He is active in many professional organizations, and also serves as an Associate Judge of the Municipal Criminal Court of the City of Tulsa.  

Prior to joining the Firm in 1982, Leonard served as a law clerk to three United States District Judges in the Northern District of Oklahoma. Leonard has published many articles concerning labor law and creditor's rights, and is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy, creditor's rights, and collections, as well as labor law and occupational safety and health compliance.

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee
  • Tulsa Country Bar Association - Bankruptcy Section, 1998-2000, Chair
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, 2004-2006, Tulsa County Law Library Trustee
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, 2000-2008, Law Week Committee Chair
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, 2006-2007, Treasurer
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, 2007-2008, President Elect
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, 2008-2009, President
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, 2009 Legal Ethics Advisory Panel
  • Tulsa County Bar Foundation , 2009-Present, President
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Tulsa School of Law
  • Frequent Lecturer on Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights and Collections as well as Labor Law and Occupational Safety and Health Compliance

Honors and Awards:

  • Listed in Super Lawyers, 2012
  • AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Outstanding Alumnus - Oklahoma City University School of Law, 2008


  • J.D., with honors, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City University Law Review; Research Editor and Managing Editor, 1977
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1975

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1978
  • United States District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1978
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, 1981
  • United States Supreme Court, 1985

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