D. Faith Orlowski

D. Faith Orlowski focuses her practice on oil and gas, commercial real estate, estate planning and related business issues. She has extensive experience in all phases of land and title matters, oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, general corporate and business planning. Ms. Orlowski has served as lead and local counsel in major acquisitions and multibank financing projects.


In addition to her oil and gas practice, Ms. Orlowski maintains an active practice in estate planning, trust formation and probate. She regularly serves as counsel for individuals in contested or complex probate and trust matters many of which involve oil and gas interests. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa law school in the Master of Jurisprudence program where she teaches “Energy and Indian Land Titles.” She is a frequent national and regional lecturer on oil and gas, real property, Indian land law and estate planning topics.


Ms. Orlowski is very involved with the state and local bar associations. She served as President of the Tulsa County Bar Association from 2011-2012 and served as a trustee of the Tulsa Bar Foundation from 2012-2016. She is currently an active member of the Oklahoma Title Examinations Standard Committee, founded the TCBA Animal Law Committee, and is a member of Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers. She has been a member of the board of directors for the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Real Property Section and chaired the Section from 2000-2001. As to industry groups, she has been a long-time member of the National and Tulsa Association of Lease and Title Analysts, the American and Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen, and the National and Sooner Association of Division Order Analysts. She is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa (Class X) and was the recipient of LT’s Paragon Award for her efforts on behalf of Emergency Infant Services in 1999. Ms. Orlowski is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, receiving her BA with Highest Honors in 1975 and her JD in 1978.

Practice Areas

Business Litigation (State & Federal)

Education

  • B.B.A. in Management, University of Oklahoma
    1994
  • M.B.A., Gonzaga University
    2000
  • J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law
    2004

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers
    Business Litigation
    2013 – 2014
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars
    Business Litigation
    2009 – 2012
  • Meritorious Service Medal, 2000
    Joint Service Commendation Medal, 1999
    Air Force Commendation Medal, 1997

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association

D. Faith Orlowski focuses her practice on oil and gas, commercial real estate, estate planning and related business issues. She has extensive experience in all phases of land and title matters, oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, general corporate and business planning. Ms. Orlowski has served as lead and local counsel in major acquisitions and multibank financing projects.


In addition to her oil and gas practice, Ms. Orlowski maintains an active practice in estate planning, trust formation and probate. She regularly serves as counsel for individuals in contested or complex probate and trust matters many of which involve oil and gas interests. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa law school in the Master of Jurisprudence program where she teaches “Energy and Indian Land Titles.” She is a frequent national and regional lecturer on oil and gas, real property, Indian land law and estate planning topics.


Ms. Orlowski is very involved with the state and local bar associations. She served as President of the Tulsa County Bar Association from 2011-2012 and served as a trustee of the Tulsa Bar Foundation from 2012-2016. She is currently an active member of the Oklahoma Title Examinations Standard Committee, founded the TCBA Animal Law Committee, and is a member of Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers. She has been a member of the board of directors for the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Real Property Section and chaired the Section from 2000-2001. As to industry groups, she has been a long-time member of the National and Tulsa Association of Lease and Title Analysts, the American and Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen, and the National and Sooner Association of Division Order Analysts. She is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa (Class X) and was the recipient of LT’s Paragon Award for her efforts on behalf of Emergency Infant Services in 1999. Ms. Orlowski is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, receiving her BA with Highest Honors in 1975 and her JD in 1978.

Practice Areas

  • Oil & Gas
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • General Corporate and Business
  • Probate and Contested Will/ Trust Litigation

Education

  • B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, 1975
  • J.D., from the University of Texas at Austin, 1978

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Hudson – Hall – Wheaton Thomas R. Brett Award – 2011
  • Super Lawyers – Energy and Natural Resources – 2011, 2013 – 2016
  • NADOA Educational Award – 2006
  • TCBA Golden Rule Award – 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Tulsa County Bar Foundation, Charter Fellow
  • Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers
  • Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen – 1985 to current
  • National and Sooner Association of Division Order Analysts – 1994 to current
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