Garry L. Keele, II

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(918) 574-3037 | garry.keele@mcafeetaft.com | Tulsa
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Garry Keele is an environmental lawyer whose practice encompasses the areas of permitting, regulatory compliance and enforcement, rulemaking, environmental due diligence and regulatory assessment associated with real estate and other commercial transactions, and litigation.

Drawing upon his 24 years of experience, including 10 years as an attorney with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, he routinely counsels and represents U.S. and international clients on matters related to air quality, water quality, hazardous waste, solid waste, and remediation. He also represents clients before agencies in Washington D.C. and throughout the region, and provides technical support in environmental and energy litigation.

Garry has worked extensively with clients engaged in the energy, industrial, manufacturing, financial and government sectors and has experience in the aerospace, automotive, ceramics, chemicals, electric generation (coal, gas, hydro and renewable), forest products, metal products, mining, oil and gas (exploration, production, transportation and refining), off-road equipment, plastics, synthetic fuels, and solid waste incineration industries.

Garry is a past chair for the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section and is a frequent speaker and author on environmental topics. He has also served as a mentor for law students at his alma mater, the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Garry’s achievements have earned him inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association (Past Chair, Environmental Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Environment, Energy & Resources Section)

 

Attorney Articles

Articles

Federal Clean Air Act

Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law Section Handbook, Third Edition |
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At The Podium

Superfund Redevelopment (Moderator)

2018 Oklahoma Brownfields Conference
Oklahoma City, OK | September 27, 2018

The Moving Landscape in Environmental Law: What it means to business

2017 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Oklahoma City, OK | December 7, 2017

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), Subpart OOOO (a.k.a. Quad O) and ‘aggregation’ under major source air permitting

Finding The Right Mix Program
Tulsa, Oklahoma | 2013

Air Permits, Regulations and Requirements under the Clean Air Act

NBI Environmental Law from A to Z Webcast
Online | 2010

Clean Air Act Panel

Environmental Issues in Region 6: Recent Developments and Hot Topics Seminar
Dallas, Texas | January 1, 2010

Environmental Law Update

Tulsa County Bar Association - Environmental Law Update Seminar
Tulsa, Oklahoma | 2008

Environmental Update

Oklahoma Bar Association Recent Developments Seminar
2006, 2007

Environmental Reporting & Record-Keeping

Document Retention and Destruction in Oklahoma Seminar
2005

Tribal Sovereignty & Environmental Law

Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation Seminar
2004

Clean Air Act Update Panel

American Bar Association
2002, 2003, 2004

Evidence in Compliance & Enforcement Matters

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Inspector Workshop
2000

Enforcement before the ODEQ

Environmental Federation of Oklahoma Annual Meeting
2000
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Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1994
  • Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
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Education

  • J.D., University of Tulsa, 1994
  • B.B.A. (Management Information Systems/Marketing), with honors, University of Oklahoma, 1987
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Media

2018 Firm Announcement

January 3, 2018