Bocock Law PLLC: Business Litigation, Condemnation

Bocock Law PLLC: Business Litigation, Condemnation

Bocock Law PLLC: Business Litigation, CondemnationBocock Law PLLC: Business Litigation, CondemnationBocock Law PLLC: Business Litigation, Condemnation

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-Mission Statement

-Contact Us

-Of Counsel with Stiner Law Firm, PLLC

About Us

-Bocock Law PLLC Expertise

-Joseph H Bocock's bio

-Representative Experience


Click on "Download" to see:

- A list of condemnation cases Joseph Bocock has resolved;

-An article Mr. Bocock wrote explaining some of the inner workings of condemnation;

-A memorandum from the City of Oklahoma City entitled "Condemnation of Private Property for Redevelopment".  

*All downloads are .pdf documents that can be downloaded and printed.*

Team Members

-Denice A Bocock, ACP

     -Chief Administrative Officer

     -Advanced Certified Paralegal

Social Media

Links to the Bocock Law PLLC pages on Facebook and LinkedIn.


See our Interactive Location Map for directions to our office.



Mission Statement

This opportunity to present the business community with a new approach to litigation is exhilarating. By embracing technology and outsourcing in order to contain increasing costs we hope to deliver something different.  

The first goal is more creative energy — we call it “thinking outside the box” and between John Stiner, "Of Counsel," me, and our deep connections with so many creative legal professionals we are confident we can offer more creative options for solving disputes.

Secondly, our goal is an old-fashioned one — loyalty.  We strive to offer you a legal team loyal to each other and you.  We do not have big firm “production reports” or staggering overhead.  We strive to make sure you know you matter to us, not our year end numbers.  Big firm lawyers may be part of the team but we will not suffer team members or clients who do not share  these core values.

Bocock Law PLLC is ready to assist you in finding solutions to your legal needs.

Contact us at:

119 N Robinson Ave

Suite 630

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Office:  (405) 602-1591

Fax:  (405) 602-1754

Joe Bocock direct: (405) 605-0218

Denice Bocock direct: (405) 605-0232

E-mail: (Advanced Certified Paralegal)

Stiner Law Firm, PLLC is "Of Counsel" to Bocock Law PLLC

John D Stiner of Stiner Law Firm, PLLC is "Of Counsel" to Bocock Law PLLC and ready to offer his expertise, if needed.  For more information about Mr. Stiner, please visit his website at .

About Us

Bocock Law PLLC Expertise


Bocock Law PLLC is proud to provide Oklahoma legal services with the utmost skill, knowledge and professionalism.  Joseph H Bocock's practice concentrates in business litigation, arbitration, and condemnation.  He has extensive experience in disputes involving real estate, landowner rights and condemnation proceedings, oil & gas, securities, wholesaling, insurance/risk management and debtor/creditor transactions.  In addition to traditional civil litigation, Joe has established himself as one of the most experienced trial lawyers in Oklahoma in the field of commercial arbitration and regularly tries arbitrations nationwide.  His role as an advocate in civil litigation includes extensive experience in class action disputes, complex business matters and federal practice.  In each of these areas of practice he also has extensive experience as an appellate lawyer in state and federal courts.

Joe has published more than 25 articles related to his practice in the areas of evidence, discovery, sanctions, trial practice, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, director and officer liability, creditors' rights, securities and mechanics liens.  He makes frequent appearances as a speaker to industry groups, law schools, and attorney organizations.  Joe was awarded the Earl Sneed Award by the Oklahoma Bar Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution to continuing legal education in 1993.

Joe's achievements as a trial lawyer have earned him inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, eminent domain, and condemnation law, real estate litigation, and securities litigation, Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation.  He was selected by Best Lawyers as the "Oklahoma City Eminent Domain and Condemnation Lawyer of the Year" for 2014 and 2018, an honor only given to a single lawyer in each legal specialty in each community.

Joseph H Bocock's Bio



Oklahoma Bar Association, 1978

U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1978; Order of the Coif; Board of Editors, Oklahoma Law Review

A.B., magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1975; Highest Distinction in the major of Government

Professional Organizations and Memberships

Oklahoma County Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Foundation (Fellow)

William J Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench)

Honors and Awards

- Listed in the Chambers USA Guide to  America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2004

- Named a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation

- Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation; eminent domain and condemnation law; real estate litigation; securities litigation since 2001

- Named "Oklahoma City Eminent Domain and Condemnation Lawyer of the Year" in 2014 and 2018 by The Best Lawyers in America

- Listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers

- Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Representative Experience


- Successfully represented landowners in condemnation proceedings whose property was adjacent to the Highway 77 project and secured many millions of dollars in compensation for five different owners of five major tracts of property that included a church, an operating business, and tracts purchased for real estate development.

- Secured millions of dollars in settlements for landowners whose property was condemned as part of improvements by the City of Oklahoma City, including owners of the Santa Fe Depot and property subject to construction for the whitewater recreational facility on the Oklahoma River as well as a tract taken as part of the Core to Shore project.

- Successfully represented the landowner of an office building and the landowner of raw land in two condemnation proceedings that were part of improvements to Broadway Extension and Interstate 44 interchange project.  One of these proceedings resulted in a substantial jury verdict for the landowner of the office building.

-Successfully represented three different landowners of raw land in three condemnation proceedings that were associated with the construction of the Kilpatrick Turnpike.  Two of these proceedings resulted in substantial jury verdicts for the landowners.

-Successfully represented Oklahoma's second largest family-owned ranch in a two-county condemnation proceeding brought as part of the TransCanada Keystone project.

-Secured a large jury verdict in condemnation for a business that was taken by the Interstate 40 expansion project.

-Successfully represented landowners in nuisance litigation.

-Successfully represented injured investors in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

-Successfully represented oil and gas companies, including Bonray Energy, Eberley & Meade, GHK, and Chesapeake Energy in arbitration hearings involving disputes with other industry businesses.

-Successfully represented a major plastic fittings manufacturer against a major oil company in a two-week "bet the company" arbitration.

-Successfully represented Fleming Companies in industry arbitrations in more than six states, which included winning a four-week arbitration in Dallas, TX in which claimants sought $500 million against our client.

-Defeated a multimillion-dollar trade secrets claim against Windsor Energy after a two-week federal jury trial.

-Defeated a multimillion-dollar breach of trust claim after a two-week federal jury trial.


Condemnation_ED Cases (pdf)


JHB Article on Condemnation (pdf)


City of OKC condemnation memo (pdf)


Team Members


Denice A Bocock, ACP

Denice is the Chief Administrative Officer at Bocock Law PLLC.  She is also an Advanced Certified Paralegal with an emphasis in Civil Litigation.  She has 15 years experience with top Oklahoma City law firms including McAfee & Taft and Fellers Snider Law Firm.

Denice also spent 10 years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the Juvenile Court of Oklahoma County, facilitating the successful adoption of 8 children to good homes and seeing three teenagers through the system until they became old enough to go out on their own.  CASA's are the eyes and ears of the Juvenile Court.  They conduct interviews with all parties involved, make recommendations pertaining to any special needs of the child, stay up to date with any medical or psychiatric treatment the child undergoes, keep tabs on parental progress in correcting problems that led to the removal of the child, and ultimately making recommendations to the Judge regarding whether or not the child should be returned to the parent(s).

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Contact Us

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Bocock Law PLLC

119 N Robinson Ave, Suite 630, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

(405) 602-1591