Ken Blakley

  • Adjunct Professor


B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1981

J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1985


Ken Blakley joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2016, teaching Oil and Gas Environmental Law. Blakley is a senior trial lawyer with the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma law firm of McAfee & Taft P.C. His litigation practice focuses on energy, environmental, antitrust, and shareholder lawsuits and administrative proceedings. He is licensed in the states of Oklahoma and Texas and before several federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ken’s energy litigation practice encompasses a wide variety of industry disputes including all facets of the oil and gas lease and industry agreements, including, operating agreements, drilling contracts, gas purchase contracts, midstream and transportation agreements, and purchase and sale agreements. He has extensive experience in representing clients in environmental and pollution lawsuits and regulatory proceedings involving contamination to air, land, surface water and groundwater, and related toxic tort cases. He has been retained recently in several emerging earthquake lawsuits involving alleged seismicity from disposal well practices.

Ken previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Oil, Gas and Environmental law at the University of Oklahoma's Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering. He is a member of the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society and a Master in the William J. Holloway American Inn of Court. He is a former contributing author for the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources and has lectured extensively throughout his career. 

Additional Information

Courses Taught


  • Oil and Gas Environmental Law 6100

Professional Associations

Member of the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society

Master in the William J. Holloway American Inn of Court

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