Bradley A. Gungoll is an AV® Preeminent™ rated natural resources and energy attorney based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. With more than thirty-five years of experience, Mr. Gungoll is the founding shareholder at Gungoll, Jackson, Box & Devoll, P.C. There, his inimitable litigation and mediation skills have earned him recognition as a Super Lawyer® and an American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Lawyer.
Mr. Gungoll, who has been interested in the law since he was a kid, described his humble beginnings and how he ended up an eminent energy and natural resources attorney:
I grew up on a farm—my father was a farmer—so my early focus was in agriculture law. I represented farmers for many years and it turned out that in Oklahoma, which has a large gas and oil industry, a lot of the farmers had gas issues as well. It wasn’t long before big companies started to hire me.
During his time at Oklahoma City University College of Law, Mr. Gungoll had the unique opportunity to work for an Oklahoma Senator as a legislative assistant. After earning his Juris Doctor in 1979, he spent the next three years serving the United States Senate as an Oklahoma field representative. In 1982, Mr. Gungoll co-founded Gungoll, Jackson, Box & Devoll on the foundation of representing clients with pride and integrity.
Today, Mr. Gungoll’s motivations remain the same. With a genuine interest in the success of his clients, he works diligently and purposefully to assist them with all of their legal needs both in trial and through arbitration or mediation. After almost four decades, Mr. Gungoll possesses the knowledge and practical experience to skillfully get to the root of the case and come up with a unique plan of action in an efficient manner. The result: greater success for his clients and an unparalleled reputation throughout his legal community.
Looking at developing trends in his field, Mr. Gungoll is seeing a downturn in the oil and gas industry, causing a change in the focus of his practice. He noted:
The industry is perhaps adjusting its size, as well as the expense it wants to spend on litigation. It seems that the companies are seeking more alternative dispute resolution—mediation and arbitration—as opposed to the old days when everything was in trial.
That being said, Mr. Gungoll is in the process of changing the structure of his firm:
In the future I would like to more aggressively pursue mediation and plan to mentor my newer attorneys to take on more of the litigation aspect of the firm.
In addition to his dedication to his clients, Mr. Gungoll is involved with various nonprofits, including Water for Lives, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and the Oklahoma State University Foundation. In his spare time, he loves to fish both locally and abroad with his three sons.