Following graduation from Oklahoma State University, Chance went to work for Exxon Mobil Corporation as a revenue accountant in Houston, Texas. After three years with ExxonMobil, he opted for a career change and began his legal education at the University of Mississippi, later transferring to the University of Oklahoma for his final two years.
While at the University of Oklahoma, Chance was a member of the Native American Law Student Association, the Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court, and the Federal Bar Association. His academic achievements included being selected for the Dean’s Honor Roll every semester and receiving the AmJur Award in Insurance Law. He was also a two-time member of the National Trial Team and was chosen as a member of the Order of Solicitors. During his second year of law school, Chance had the honor of interning for the Chief Judge of the Western District of Oklahoma, Judge Robin Cauthron.
He joined the firm in September 2008, and he became a Director in January 2015. The main focus of his practice is general civil litigation, including business and insurance, employment, and oil and gas litigation. Chance is also experienced in personal injury and white-collar criminal defense. He is peer rated AV Preeminent (Highest Level of Professional Excellence) by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Chance is admitted to practice in the Oklahoma Supreme Court, all Oklahoma District Courts, the United States District Courts for the Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
B.S. in Finance, Oklahoma State University, 2002
J.D. with distinction, University of Oklahoma, 2008
Federal Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
American Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Association (Community Service Committee)
Phi Delta Phi
Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court
2017 Journal Record Leadership in Law Award recipient
Oklahoma County Bar Association Community Service Committee member (former chair)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma – Mentor
Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
Oklahoma Lawyers for Heroes