LeAnne Burnett

Director

Office: Oklahoma City
Email: leanne.burnett@crowedunlevy.com

Phone: 405.239.6610
Fax: 405.272.5223
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LeAnne Burnett serves as a shareholder and director in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. She is an experienced general litigation and trial lawyer who has focused her practice in energy and environmental litigation and regulation.

LeAnne has published numerous works related to her field of practice. She served as an editor and co-author for the Oklahoma Environmental Law Handbook published by the Oklahoma Bar Association. In addition, LeAnne has taught many environmental law seminars for the Oklahoma and Arkansas Bar Associations, the Sovereignty Symposium and the Oklahoma Brownfields Conference.

LeAnne is a founding member of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Environmental Law Section and served as chair of that section. She has also been a member of the Robert J. Turner Inn of Court since 1998, has served with Oklahoma Lawyers for Children since 2000, and sits on the Oklahoma County Bar Association's Fee Grievance and Ethics Committee. LeAnne has been listed in Best Lawyers (Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental and Water Law), named in Best Lawyers 2016 as Lawyer of the Year for Water Law in Oklahoma City, and ranked Band 1 in Chambers USA. In years past, she was named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Litigation in Oklahoma City. LeAnne is an elected Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.*

LeAnne was admitted to practice law in Oklahoma in 1989 after she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with honors. She is also admitted to practice in Arkansas and Kansas. LeAnne received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 1971.

*Crowe & Dunlevy has no input in the rating methodologies used by Best Lawyers or Chambers USA.

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Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Environmental Lawyers
  • Robert J. Turner Inn of Court (1998 — Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law Section Secretary
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law Section CLE Committee Chairperson
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law Section Chairperson
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association Fee Grievance and Ethics Committee
  • Chickasaw Nation Bar Association
  • Muscogee Creek Nation Bar Association
  • Mineral Lawyers of Oklahoma City
  • American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • American Bar Association Section of Family Law
  • American Bar Association Family Law Case Update Committee
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation Environmental Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation The Woman Advocate Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Journal Record Leadership in Law Award (2010)
  • Ranked in Chambers Band 1 (Energy and Natural Resources, Environment)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers (Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental and Water Law)
  • Named Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year (Water Law - OKC)
  • Named Best Lawyers 2015 Lawyer of the Year (Environmental Litigation - OKC)

Published Works

  • Can You Find Your Gold Mine in Oklahoma? Interpreting Comprehensive Liability Insurance Policies That Include Pollution Exclusions, Oklahoma Brownfield Conference (2010)
  • Securing Contribution Protection in Private Party CERCLA Litigation: Case Study of United States of America and the State of Oklahoma v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, Western District of Oklahoma, Case No. 5:06-CV-00887-C, Oklahoma Brownfield Conference (2009)
  • "Climate Change Litigation Heating Up", 2008 Spring Seminar of the Environmental Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association
  • "Environmental Law Update: Oklahoma and Tenth Circuit", Seminar: Second Annual Joint Environmental Law Conference of Oklahoma and Arkansas Bar Associations
  • "Let's Deal: The Reuse of Impaired Properties", Seminar: Environmental Law Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Association, January 1997
  • "Liability for Dissolved Corporations", Seminar: War Stories from the Environmental Front (Okla. Case Studies in Environmental Law), Oklahoma Bar Association, January 1996
  • "Environmental Risk Avoidance in Property Transactions", Seminar on Effectively Assisting Your Client with Basic Environmental Issues, Oklahoma Bar Association, January 1993
  • "Oklahoma Environmental Law Handbook (Editor 1996-2000; Co-Author, "Common Law Pollution" Chapter 1993-1996)", Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law Section
  • "Oklahoma Environmental Update", State Environmental Law Annual Report, Government Institutes, Inc., 1990-1993 Editions

Speaking Engagements

  • Keynote Speaker, "Pending Issues Related to Fracking," Oklahoma Bar Association Women in Law Committee Meeting, October 28, 2014, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Panelist, "Environmental Insurance: Protecting Your Investment," Oklahoma Brownfields Conference, November 5, 2014, Tulsa, OK
  • Speaker, "The Fracking Face-Off," Oklahoma Bar Association CLE Webcast, March 11, 2015
  • Speaker, "Common Law Marriage, Same Sex Marriage with a 2015 Legislative Update and Discussion on Bishop Case,” Tulsa County Bar Association, May 8, 2015, Tulsa, OK
  • Speaker, “Managing Local Concerns,” Crowe & Dunlevy's Avoiding a Shakedown: Induced Seismicity and the Legal, Regulatory and Operational Impacts of Earthquakes in Oklahoma, July 16, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Speaker, "Food Facts: The New FDA Menu Labeling Rule," OIGA Annual Trade Show and Conference, July 28, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

Classes Taught

  • Can You Find Your Gold Mine in Oklahoma? Interpreting Comprehensive Liability Insurance Policies That Include Pollution Exclusions, Oklahoma Brownfield Conference (2010)
  • Securing Contribution Protection in Private Party CERCLA Litigation: Case Study of United States of America and the State of Oklahoma v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, Western District of Oklahoma, Case No. 5:06-CV-00887-C, Oklahoma Brownfield Conference (2009)
  • "Water, Land and the Future", 2008 Oklahoma Sovereignty Symposium
  • "Climate Change", 2008 Spring Seminar of the Environmental Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Second Annual Joint Environmental Law Conference of Oklahoma and Arkansas Bar Associations
  • Environmental Law Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1997
  • War Stories from the Environmental Front (Oklahoma Case Studies in Environmental Law), Oklahoma Bar Association, 1996
  • Effectively Assisting Your Client with Basic Environmental Issues, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1993

Community Service

  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, 2000 - Present
  • Board of Trustees, Youth Services for Oklahoma County
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