Adrian Ordoñez, Attorney at Law

Adrian Ordoñez is an Associate Attorney at Needham & Associates, where his practice focuses on Oil and Gas Title Opinions, Oil and Gas Litigation, and Contract Drafting/Review. Adrian previously worked as a Petroleum Landman with the Needham Companies. Adrian is a graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law with Honors, where he completed the Sustainable Energy and Resources Law Certificate. Additionally, he served as Articles Editor for the Energy Law Journal and as Executive Editor for the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources Year in Review 2015.

Adrian is a proud graduate of Pepperdine University, where he received bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Political Science. As a student at Pepperdine, Adrian studied International Relations and International Business at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. After graduation, Adrian spent three years in Shanghai, China, where he conducted business development for and advised international sports academies. He is a native Spanish and conversational Mandarin speaker. Adrian has previously been retained by U.S. law firms to consult on business and legal matters in Asia and Mexico.

In his free time, Adrian volunteers with Reading Partners, serves as a committee member for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Tulsa Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, and is a member of the Family and Children’s Services Young Professional Advisory Council.


J.D. University of Tulsa College of Law, with Honors, 2017

Shanghai International College of Culture, non-degree Mandarin program

B.S. Business Administration and B.A. Political Science, Pepperdine University, 2011

Fudan University, non-degree exchange program

Professional Associations and Memberships

Oklahoma Bar Association

American Bar Association

Tulsa County Bar Association

Energy Bar Association

Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen

U.S.-Mexico Bar Association

Sigma Chi Bar Association

Hispanic National Bar Association

Awards and Honors

2017 George A. Justice Student Ambassador for Distinguished Service in the University of Tulsa College of Law Admissions Office

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society 2017 J. Will Pless International Graduate of the Year

Energy Law Journal Outstanding 3L Award (2017) and Articles Editor

CALI Award for International Petroleum Transactions

ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Year in Review 2015 Outstanding Member Award and Executive Editor

Faculty Honor Roll