Leah P. Keele focuses on the defense of workers' compensation cases for employers, insurance carriers, and self-insured employees—including Tribal Nations. 

Leah is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District, as well as the Tribal Courts for the Cherokee Nation, Muscogee Creek Nation, and the Osage Nation. In addition to membership with the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association, Leah is also a member to the Defense Research Institute, Native American Bar Association, National Self-Insured Association, Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, Oklahoma Self-Insured Association, and the Workers' Compensation Defense Institute. 

Leah has over 25 years of experience in the area of workers' compensation defense and is highly skilled in every aspect of the area. She is constantly developing strategies to solve legal needs, save costs for her clients, and provide the aggressive defense of clients in the court room. As a firm believer in education, Leah wrote the "Pink Book," which provides her clients an easy-to-use guide for workers' compensation. 

In her free time, Leah enjoys the arts and the outdoors with her family. Additionally, Leah enjoys giving back to the community; and often volunteers her time at the Ronald McDonald House, Iron Gate, and the WCI workday at "Give Kids the World" in Orlando. 

Awards & Recognition

SuperLawyers, 2013-2023

AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review



Defense Research Institute

Native American Bar Association

National Self-Insured Association

Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel

Oklahoma Bar Association

Oklahoma Self-Insured Association, past board member

Tulsa County Bar Association

Workers' Compensation Defense Institute

News & Events

Speaking Engagements

Leah is a frequent speaker in the area of workers' compensation around Oklahoma and other states. She frequently hosts webinars and in-house training for clients. 

Additionally, Leah is a regular presenter at the WCI conference in Florida each year; and has spoken at the Workers' Compensation Court seminars in Oklahoma. 


  • Leah Patterson, Lien Survival in Chapter 13: The Aftermath of Dewsnup, Tulsa Law Journal, vol. 28, no.4, 1993.


University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1993, Tulsa Law Review

Northeastern Oklahoma State University, B.S., 1986


  • Cherokee Nation
  • Muscogee Creek Nation
  • Oklahoma
  • Osage Nation
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
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