Guy A. Fortney


Guy A. Fortney came to the firm after graduation from law school in 1996. His practice focuses on medical malpractice, civil rights and document-intensive civil and criminal litigation in both state and federal court. Guy has been instrumental in developing and litigating cases that have resulted in several million-dollar awards ranging from medical malpractice, civil rights, personal injury to toxic torts and complex commercial litigation. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

Guy Fortney graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law with Juris Doctorate where he was a member of the Order of Barristers and Phi Delta Phi and the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Law, Medicine & Ethics, and the Jerry M. Melone Award in Law and Medicine. During law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Baculus in 1995-96 and Managing Editor in 1994-95. Additionally, Guy was the Student Speaker at the University of Tulsa College of Law graduation ceremonies. He is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma and American Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association.

He has been recognized as a 2006 Distinguished Junior Alumnus, University of Tulsa College of Law; Oklahoma’s Super Lawyers since 2009; a “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers; and a Tulsa Power Attorneys by the Tulsa Commerce and Legal News.

Guy is admitted to practice before the Oklahoma Bar, United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Reported Cases

Federal Appellate (Published)

  • United States v. C. Douglas Wood, M.D., 207 F.3d 1222 (10th Cir. 1983)
  • Pierce v. Gilchrist, et al., 359 F.3d 1279 (10th Cir. 2004)
  • Eastom v. City of Tulsa, 783 F.3d 1181 (10th Cir. 2015)
  • Cox v. Glanz, 800 F.3d 1231 (10th Cir. 2015)
  • United Sates v. Makkar, 810 F.3d 1139 (10th Cir. 2015)
  • Henderson v. Glanz, 813 F.3d 938 (10th Cir. 2015)
  • Burke (Williams) v. Glanz, 935 F.3d 960 (10th Cir. 2019)
  • Strain v. Regalado, 977 F.3d 984 (10th Cir. 2020), cert. denied, 142 S. Ct. 312, 211 L. Ed. 2d 147 (2021)

Federal Appellate (Unpublished)

  • Hastings v. Barnes, et al., 252 Fed.App’x 197 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • Williams v. City of Tulsa, 627 Fed.App’x 700 (10th Cir. 2015)
  • London v. City of Tulsa, 612 Fed.App’x 910 (10th Cir. 2015)
  • Eastom v. City of Tulsa, 563 Fed.App’x 595 (10th Cir. 2014)
  • Poore v. Glanz, 724 Fed.App’x 635 (10th Cir. 2018)

Federal District Court (Published)

  • Hindman v. Thompson, 557 F.Supp.2d 1293 (N.D. Okla. 2008)
  • White v. City of Tulsa, 979 F.Supp.2d 1246 (N.D. Okla. 2013)
  • Revilla v. Glanz, 8 F.Supp.3d 1336 (N.D. Okla. 2014)
  • Revilla v. Glanz, 7 F.Supp.3d 1207, 88 Fed.R.Serv. 3d 226 (N.D. Okla. 2014)
  • Poore v. Glanz, 46 F.Supp.3d 1191 (N.D. Okla. 2014)
  • Sanders v. Glanz, 138 F.Supp.3d 1248 (N.D. Okla. 2015)
  • Smith v. Duboise, 661 F. App'x 941, 942 (10th Cir. 2016)
  • Poore v. Glanz, 791 Fed.App'x 780, 781 (10th Cir. 2020)
  • Clifford v. Trump, 818 Fed.App'x 746 (9th Cir. 2020)
  • Burke v. Glanz, 292 F. Supp. 3d 1235 (N.D. Okla. 2017)


  • Hebble v. Shell Western E & P, Inc., 238 P.3d 939, 173 Oil & Gas Rep. 686, 174 Oil & Gas Rep. 91, 2010 OK CIV APP 61, cert. denied, 131 S.Ct. 822, 178 L.Ed.2d 576
  • Hastings v. Kelley, 181 P.3d 750, 2008 OK CIV APP 36
  • Fleming Companies, Inc. v. Tru Discount Foods, et al., 1999 OK CIV APP 18, 977 P.2d 367
  • Ross v. City of Owasso, 2017 OK CIV APP 4, 389 P.3d 396 (The “Fortney Report”)
  • Ross v. City of Owasso (Ross I), 2017 OK CIV APP 4, 389 P.3d 396 (The “Fortney Report”)
  • Ross v. City of Owasso (Ross II), 2020 OK CIV APP 66, 481 P.3d 278 (The “Fortney Report”)


Bar Admissions:

  • Oklahoma, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice, Current Member, President, 2012-13
  • University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association, President, 2010-11
  • Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster BSA Troop 975, Tulsa, OK
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers- 10 Years
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Community Involvement

  • Guy A. Fortney, Quarantine: Coming to a Home Near You?, The Journal of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, Winter, 2014, at pp. 19-21.
  • Plaintiff’s MedMal 101, Everything You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE, May 8, 2014
  • Guy A. Fortney, Does Consensual Sex between an Inmate and Guard Violate the 8th Amendment Prohibition against Cruel and Unusual Punishment? Apparently Not., The Journal of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, Spring, 2014, at pp. 19-20.
  • How to Protect Your Congregation from Liability for Sexual Misconduct, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries, Presentation, South Brooke Church of Christ, November 13, 2012.
  • Challenging and Cross Examining the Expert Witness, Richard B. Risk, Jr. Practicum, The University of Tulsa College of Law, September 20, 2011.
  • Jurisdiction, Venue and Initial Pleadings: The Basics, Richard B. Risk, Jr. Practicum, The University of Tulsa College of Law, September 19, 2011.
  • Opening Statements, American Inns of Court, Hudson-Hall-Wheaton Chapter, October 11, 2006
  • Breach of Confidentiality on the Technology Front, National Association of Legal Secretaries, 2004 Professional Development & Education Conference March 14, 2004
  • Medical Records for Oklahoma Attorneys, National Business Institute, January 9, 2002; April 8, 2004; March __, 2005
  • Essential Litigation Skills for Oklahoma Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, December 6, 2001.
  • From Classroom to Courtroom: Techniques for the New Lawyer – Dynamic Demonstrative Evidence, American Trial Lawyers Association, University of Tulsa, March 17, 1983
  • Litigation Case Management for the Oklahoma Paralegal, To Trial and Beyond, Institute for Paralegal Education, December 16, 1999; January 19, 2001.
  • Results Oriented Settlement Packages, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, November 16, 1999
  • Voir Dire: Selecting a Winning Jury, Co-Author, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, December, 1998
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation, Law & Medicine Society, University of Tulsa, October, 1998
  • Good Morning America, ABC, July 6, 1998

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