Gatlin C. Squires

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Gatlin Squires is a trial lawyer whose civil litigation practice is concentrated on business litigation before state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings, with an emphasis on matters affecting farmers, ranchers, equine owners, landowners, and agribusinesses.

As a member of the firm’s Agriculture & Equine Industry Group, Gatlin represents agricultural entities and producers in general business litigation disputes, landowners in condemnation and inverse condemnation actions, and agriculture producers and landowners in matters involving the acquisition, ownership, transfer and protection of water rights. The Kingfisher, Oklahoma, native also devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing individual farmers and large groups of agricultural producers who have purchased multiple peril crop insurance and then suffered crop losses due to natural disasters in arbitrations, mediations, National Appeals Division administrative appeals, and federal court judicial reviews to resolve federal crop insurance disputes.

Gatlin grew up on a cattle ranch and earned his undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences and natural resources from Oklahoma State University. While at OSU, he was an active student member of the OSU Alumni Association, served as the executive director of the Homecoming Committee, and was engaged in various student organizations, including the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers committee.

Gatlin graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2021, where he was named to the Order of the Coif and Order of Solicitors. While pursuing his Juris Doctor, he served as research editor and candidate mentor of the Oklahoma Law Review, participated in numerous appellate advocacy competitions and won the Calvert Moot Court competition, founded and developed the OU Agricultural Law Association, and received several honors, including the Comfort Scholarship and three American Jurisprudence Awards.

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  • Oklahoma Bar Association

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  • Oklahoma 2021

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Education

  • J.D., with highest honors, University of Oklahoma, 2021
    • Order of the Coif; Order of the Solicitors; Research Editor and Candidate Mentor, Oklahoma Law Review; Comfort Scholar; American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Team; Phi Delta Phi; 3 American Jurisprudence Awards.
  • B.S. (Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources – Agribusiness), cum laude, Oklahoma State University, 2018
    • Outstanding Senior; Senior of Significance; Oklahoma State FFA Officer
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