Hall Estill

Larry Ball leverages his expansive 35-year expertise in bankruptcy, litigation, and commercial law to represent creditors, debtors, and businesses in negotiations, litigation, and transactions.

Larry Ball has been practicing in the Bankruptcy, Litigation and Commercial Law fields for more than 35 years.  Larry is a member of Hall Estill's Board of Directors and chairs the firm's Technology Committee. He has an individual AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and is a member of the Commercial Law League of America and the American Bankruptcy Institute.  Larry has extensive experience representing creditors in bankruptcy matters as well as in workouts, state court receiverships and collection litigation.  He also has significant experience representing committees and debtors in Chapter 11 and 7 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'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
  • 2003 - Present Hall Estill
  • 1987 - 2003 Spradling, Alpern, Friot & Gum
  • Recognized as the Best Lawyers' Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Bankruptcy in 2015 and 2024
  • Recognized as the Best Lawyers' Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in 2021
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Recognized as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Business Litigation
  • Recipient of the 2006 Leadership in Law Award presented by the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Journal Record
  • 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
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, member of the Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Commercial Law League of America


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