L. Matthew Dobson



A native of Oklahoma City, L. Matthew “Matt” Dobson’s law practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, trial and appellate work and the representation of various clients in corporate, business and oil and gas related matters in Oklahoma state and federal trial courts, as well as U.S. Appellate and Bankruptcy courts. Matt is an accomplished trial attorney, successfully completing dozens of jury and non-jury trials in various courts in and around the State of Oklahoma.

In addition to his litigation and trial expertise, Matt’s experience in the oil and gas industry ranges from working with and for both privately held and publicly traded multi-state oil and gas production and service companies to individual land owners, both in Oklahoma district courts and in front of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. In 2008 Matt joined one of his current partners, Kyle Goodwin, at the Goodwin Law Firm in downtown Oklahoma City. In 2010, the Goodwin Law Firm and the firm Lee & Associates merged to form Lee Goodwin Lee Lewis & Dobson in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Matt received his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law where upon graduation he was awarded the Outstanding Trial Court Advocate Award and the Outstanding ATLA Advocator Awards. Matt obtained his Bachelors (1998) and Masters (2002) Degrees from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Prior to law school, Matt played college baseball for Wichita State University and was drafted by Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians.

When he’s not practicing law, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Shayla, family and friends, traveling, playing golf, competing in triathlons and watching baseball.


  • J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law (2005)
  • M.Ed., Wichita State University (2002)
  • B.G.S., Sociology/Biology, Wichita State University (1998)

Primary Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Trial & Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Environmental Law
  • General Business Law, Corporation, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

Peer Review Rating

  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell


  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Order of Barristers
  • William J. Holloway Inn of Court


  • Oklahoma Bar (2005)
  • All Oklahoma State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts – Western, Northern & Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Western & Northern Districts of Oklahoma
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission
  • The District Court for the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
  • The Tonkawa Tribal Court of Oklahoma
  • Kaw Nation Tribal Court
  • Pawnee Nation Tribal Court
  • The Muscogee Creek Nation Tribal Court
  • The Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal
  • The Cheyenne-Arapaho District Court
  • The Court of Indian Offenses