Chuck Knutter’s practice focuses on oil and gas, construction, general business disputes, and class actions. Chuck has experience with all phases of litigation including pre-trial, both jury and non-jury trials, and appeals. Knutter regularly appears in Oklahoma State and Federal Courts and before administrative agencies like the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
Chuck assists clients with common oil and gas contract disputes including: complex oil and gas contract and accounting cases, royalty underpayment and interest cases, surface use cases, disputes with vendors and service providers, and lease cancellation cases. He also deals with tort based cases including: frac-hit cases, pollution cases, oil field accidents, pollution, and general business torts. He also works on real property based litigation including: quiet-title cases, slander of title, and curative probates.
In addition to litigation, Chuck regularly assists clients with oil and gas transactional and regulatory matters. He has experience drafting oil and gas leases, assignments of oil and gas leases, mineral deeds, purchase and sale agreements, master service agreements, and various title curative instruments. The regulatory portion of Chuck’s practice consists of helping clients with a variety of matters before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Prior to attending law school, Chuck worked in the oilfields of Southern Oklahoma as a rig hand and as a pump man, and he strives to apply his practical knowledge of the oil and gas industry to his representation of each of his clients.