Larry Ball Attorney Oklahoma City Shareholder Hall Estill, Best Lawyers
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Larry G. Ball Shareholder & Executive Committee

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Larry Ball has been practicing in the Bankruptcy, Litigation and Commercial Law fields for more than 30 years and is a member of Hall Estill's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In addition, he chairs the firm's Technology Committee. He has extensive experience representing creditors in bankruptcy matters as well as in the context of workouts, state court receiverships and collection litigation.  Larry also has experience representing committees and debtors in bankruptcy cases. He represents business clients in all aspects of commercial law, including business acquisition and sale transactions, drafting commercial and residential construction and development contracts and in all types of business litigation.

Larry has an individual attorney AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as the Best Lawyers' 2015 Oklahoma City Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year”, and Best Lawyer in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy.

Larry was also named Best Lawyers' 2021 Oklahoma City Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year." In addition, he is an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Business Litigation and in 2006 he received the Leadership in Law award presented by the Oklahoma Bar Association and Journal Record.

Larry's specific experience includes:

  • Representing secured and unsecured creditors, debtors and committees in negotiation, litigation and bankruptcy matters
  • Bankruptcy-related litigation, including preference, discharge and fraudulent transfer
  • Entity formation and acquisition
  • Commercial, construction and real estate litigation
  • Commercial and real estate contract negotiation and drafting


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1987)
  • University of Oklahoma (B.B.A. in Finance, 1984)


  • Oklahoma, 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Community Involvement
  • Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity vice-chairman of the Board
  • Recipient of 2009 Habitat for Humanity Inspiration Award
  • First Christian Church, Edmond, OK
  • Member, Commission on Clergy, Christian Church in Oklahoma
  • Member, Leadership Oklahoma City Class XXV
Legal Experience
  • 2003 - Present Hall Estill
  • 1987 - 2003 Spradling, Alpern, Friot & Gum
Professional Involvement
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, member of the Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Commercial Law League of America
Honors & Awards
  • 2021 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law - Oklahoma City
  • 2015 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year  Litigation - Bankruptcy - Oklahoma City