Mr. Dorwart is the founding member of Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC. With extensive experience in both litigation and transactional work, he currently focuses his practice on structuring corporate and non-profit organizations, advising clients on the legal aspects of business matters, and coordinating teams of attorneys handling complex corporate litigation.
Mr. Dorwart was pro-bono co-lead counsel in DG v Yarbrough, USDC NDOK which obtained a settlement mandating fundamental reform of the Oklahoma foster care system.
U. S. Naval Academy (B.S. with Distinction, 1959)
Harvard Law School (L.L.B., Cum Laude 1966)
Co-founder of the International Society of the Energy Advocates and a principal draftsman of the 1995 Oklahoma Tort Reform Act. General Counsel of BOK Financial Corporation (1991-2021) and Kaiser-Francis Oil and Gas Company (1967-2011). President and Trustee of the George Kaiser Family Foundation; Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of The University of Tulsa (Chair, 2017-2019); Director, Tulsa Educare, Inc.; and General Counsel, Tulsa Stadium Trust, and Tulsa River Parks Authority. Organized Tulsa Stadium Trust Improvement District (2008) and developed the structure and organization for Tulsa’s Gathering Place (2014). He was an Organizing Trustee of the Tulsa Community Foundation (1999); Commissioner of the Tulsa Housing Authority (1990-2007); President (1976-1977) and Director (1971-1977) of Family & Children’s Services of Tulsa; Director and Chairman of the Board (1982-1986) of Operation Aware of Oklahoma; President of the Parish Council of Holy Family Cathedral (1978-1980); Director, Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce (2008-2014); Director, Tulsa Opera, Inc.; Director, Oklahoma Hall of Fame; Co-Founder and Member (1974 to Present), International Society of the Energy Advocates; and Oklahoma Chairman of the Harvard Law School Fund Campaign (multiple years). Honoree, Fred Dorwart Day in Tulsa, Oklahoma (November 13, 2006); Honoree, Frederic Dorwart Chair in Energy Law, University of Tulsa School of Law (2009); Tulsa Regional Chamber Volunteer of the Year (2009); Hall of Fame Honoree, Tulsa Historical Society (2015); Hall of Fame Honoree, The University of Tulsa School of Law (2015); Hall of Fame Honoree as Outstanding Business Leader, Collins College of Business, The University of Tulsa (2017).