Linda Crook Martin

Senior Partner
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Suite 700
Tulsa, OK 74103-3117
Linda Crook Martin

Linda Martin is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer in environmental cases, regularly working with state and federal regulatory agencies to assist clients, including municipalities, in finding environmentally sound, cost effective remedies to alleged violations of environmental laws.   She has negotiated with the EPA on behalf of numerous clients facing suit or threat of suit. 

Linda has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental litigation and regulatory matters, including  cases involving alleged water discharge violations, hazardous waste, groundwater contamination, water quality standards and discharge permit limits, Superfund unilateral cleanup orders, Superfund de minimis settlements and issues involving other environmental laws.

In addition, Linda assists many firm corporate clients in corporate transactions, including real estate and asset acquisitions, advising on critical environmental matters and potential liabilities prior to and after acquisitions.  She has expertise in Brownfields procedures and regularly advises clients how to best protect themselves from environmental liabilities when purchasing contaminated or potentially contaminated properties. 

Linda zealously represents clients in the most cost-effective manner possible while maintaining the high quality of legal representation firm clients have come to expect.   She regularly receives recognition from her peers for her environmental law expertise. 

Linda is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education in Oklahoma.  

Representative Experience

  • Represented private real estate development company in EPA and Corps of Engineers penalty action based upon allegations of wetlands disturbance
  • Represented environmental engineering company in litigation regarding remediation of a radioactive waste pit
  • Represented a manufacturing company in defending a lawsuit by neighboring landowner alleging TCE contamination emanating from property
  • Represented Fortune 500 companies in Hardage Superfund Site negotiating multimillion dollar de minimis buyout with EPA on behalf of the de minimis PRP group
  • Guided several companies and individuals through the Brownfields process in Oklahoma
  • Acted as an administrative law judge on one case at the request of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
  • Represented a municipality in an EPA action based upon large fish kill from wastewater treatment plant
  • Represented several municipalities in litigation with Rural Water Districts focused on § 1926(b) competition protection of territory claimed by the Rural Water Districts
  • Represented municipalities and public entities in disputes with state agencies and EPA over water discharge permit limits and TMDL studies
  • Represented a public utility company in environmental matters unique to public utilities, including fly ash, air quality, PCBs, water discharge permits and other issues
  • Represented railroad company in cleanup of a spill from train derailment
  • Represented individual in litigation by railroad company for cross contamination of railroad yard

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • American College of Environmental Lawyers, Fellow, 2008-2014
  • American College of Environmental Lawyers, Board of Regents, 2009-2012, Chair, Membership Committee 2012-2014
  • American Bar Association, Section on Natural Resources, Energy & Environment
  • Oklahoma State Mining Commission,  Appointed by Governor of Oklahoma, 2000-2004
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyer for Energy and Natural Resources: Environment: Band 1, 2011-2019
  • Listed in Best Lawyers for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, 2005-2020
  • Best Lawyers - 2013-2017 Tulsa Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Super Lawyers®, 2006-2018
  • Selected as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys for the State of Oklahoma by Super Lawyers®, 2010-2018
  • Selected as one of the Top 50 Attorneys for the State of Oklahoma by Super Lawyers®, 2012-2014
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Founding Member, 1992-2014
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Women in Law Conference, 1996-1997
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Women in Law-Mona Salyers Lambird Award, 2003
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Outstanding Senior Lawyer, 2007
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Trailblazer for Women in Law, 2002
  • Tulsa Women Lawyers Association,  Founding Member,1985
  • Tulsa Women Lawyers Association,  President, 1986
  • Tulsa Lawyers for Children, 2012-2014

Selected Writings

  • “Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Are Not All Created Equal”, Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 83, No. 5, February 12, 2012


  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1980
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Tennessee, 1972

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1980
  • Arkansas, 2005
  • United States Supreme Court, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, 1985
  • United States Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 2000
  • Supreme Court Oklahoma, 1980
  • United States District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1981
  • United States District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1988
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2012
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1999
  • United States District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1999

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08.15.1921 DSDA Lawyers Named to 2020 Best Lawyers® List
07.01.19Linda C. Martin Added to Who's Who Legal
10.10.18Super Lawyers® Names DSDA Attorneys in 2018 Rankings
08.15.1820 Doerner Lawyers Nationally Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019
05.04.18Chambers and Partners Rank Doerner Attorneys for 2018
08.15.17Doerner Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018
07.05.17Chambers USA Ranks Doerner Attorneys for 2017
10.10.16Doerner Congratulates Our Lawyers Chosen for Inclusion in 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!
08.15.16Congratulations to our Doerner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017!!
06.01.16Chambers USA Ranks Doerner Attorneys for 2016
10.12.15Doerner Congratulates Our Lawyers Chosen for Inclusion in 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!
05.01.15Chambers USA Ranks Doerner Attorneys for 2015
10.09.14Doerner Congratulates Our Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!
10.01.14Linda C. Martin Selected For Inclusion in Who's Who Legal-Environment
08.16.14Best Lawyers Announces Three Doerner Saunders Attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year”
06.02.14Chambers USA Ranks Doerner Attorneys for 2014
10.14.132013 Super Lawyers® Announced
01.01.13Best Lawyers Names Doerner Lawyers as “Lawyers Of The Year”
12.01.12Doerner Announces Two Attorneys Make "Top 50 for 2012" Super Lawyers®
11.01.122012 Super Lawyers® Announced
07.01.12Chambers USA Ranks 2012 Doerner Attorneys
11.01.112011 Super Lawyers® Announced
11.01.102010 Super Lawyers® Announced
09.01.10Congratulations To Our Attorneys Listed as Outstanding By Best Lawyers
02.01.10Corporate Counsel edition of Super Lawyers recognizes DSDA attorneys
11.01.092009 Oklahoma Super Lawyers Names Doerner Lawyers
11.01.09Oklahoma Super Lawyers Articles "In a Word: Moxie. Linda Martin tends to get what she wants."
05.01.09Doerner Saunders Environmental Attorney Recognized
01.01.09Best Lawyers 2009 Names Doerner Attorneys
01.01.09Linda C. Martin Elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Environmental Lawyers


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