Sandra K. Fraley


Sandy Fraley is a leader in the oil and gas industry with more than 25 years of experience in assessing risks, developing strategies, and managing a large docket of energy-related litigation, and reducing legal costs by applying a broad range of legal skills and experience across multiple oil and gas basins. She is the Managing Member of the Oklahoma City office and has a diverse background in managing litigation, advising on challenging legal issues and devising solutions to fit business needs. Her experience as part of senior management teams at leading exploration and production companies, and specifically for a major Fortune 500 energy company, brings practical, real-world perspective to her practice. Her experience includes upstream oil and gas agreements, acquisitions and divestitures, exploration, development and joint operating agreements, farmouts, leases, deeds, assignments, easements, mineral title, managing results-driven litigation, and managing legal and land teams.

Representative Experience

  • Developed and implemented uniform litigation and risk assessment methodology that enhanced client communications and drove resolutions
  • Managed large docket of oil and gas-related litigation
  • Drafted and negotiated exploration, development, joint operating, and other agreements related to oil and gas transactions and operations, including farmout release, master service, and contract service agreements and deeds, leases, easements, and assignments
  • Participated in complex commercial transactions, due diligence projects, and closings
  • Provided legal support to facilitate emerging unconventional resource plays, including analysis of statutory and regulatory framework
  • Provided representation in numerous mediations securing resolutions to various contractual disputes and personal injury claims
  • Served as legal support for FERC-regulated natural gas pipeline company and affiliated natural gas marketing company

Licensed In

  • Kentucky
  • Oklahoma
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia


  • J.D. University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law
  • B.A. Eastern Kentucky University


  • Trustee and Former Executive Committee Member, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Kentucky State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Registered Professional Landman (RPL)


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law (2021-Present), Natural Resources Law (2021-Present), Oil and Gas Law (2022-Present)

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