ambre-c-goochAMBRE C. GOOCH

Shareholder and Director

Ambre C. Gooch is a shareholder and director at Collins, Zorn & Wagner. Ambre has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She has been in private practice since 1996 and joined the firm in 2008. Her practice is focused on defending governmental entities, law enforcement personnel, and private employers in state and federal litigation, as well as on appeal, in civil rights and employment law. As part of her civil rights practice, she works with and defends law enforcement personnel around the state in cases involving alleged wrongful arrest, use of force, litigation involving inmates/arrestees, and officer involved shootings. Her employment practice includes advising employers in the areas of labor relations, human resources, and personnel issues. Prior to joining the firm, Ambre was a partner in the firm of Lee & Gooch.


  • Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1996
  • University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1993


  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
  • Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys


  • AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell


  • Perry v. Durborow, 892 F. 3d 1116 (10th Cir. 2018)
  • Lippe v. City of OKC, et al., 298 F. Supp. 3d 1271 (W. Dt. Okla. Feb. 2018)
  • Blueberry v. Comanche County Facilities Authority, 183 F.Supp. 3d. 1149 (W. Dt. Okla. Apr. 2016)
  • Bloom v. Toliver, et al., 133 F. Supp. 3d 314 (N. Dt. Okla. Sept. 2015)
  • Palmer v. Myers, 765 F. Supp. 2d 1289 (W. Dt. Okla. Jan. 2011)
  • Barton v. City of Midwest City, et al. 257 P.2d 422 (Okla. Civ. App. 2011)
  • Mascorro, et al. v. Billings, et al., 656 F.3d 1198 (10th Cir. 2011)
  • Martinez v. Beggs, et al., 563 F.3d 1082 (10th Cir. 2009)
  • Thomas v. City of Blanchard, et al., 548 F.3d 1317 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • Price-Cornelison v. Brooks, et al., 524 F.3d 1103 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • Fye v. OCC, et al., 516 F.3d 1217 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • Maldonado, et al. v. City of Altus, et al., 433 F.3d 1294 (10th Cir. 2006)
  • Sodestrand v. OSU, 463 F. Supp. 2d 1308 (W. Dt. Okla. 2006)
  • Gray v. Baker, et al., 399 F.3d 1241 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • Scott v. City of Minco, et al., 393 F. Supp. 2d 1180 (W. Dt. Okla. 2005)
  • Kenmen Engineering v. Union City, et al., 314 F. 3d 468 (10th Cir. 2002)
  • Pietrowski v. Town of Dibble, et al., 134 F.3d 1006 (10th Cir. 1998)
  • Peggy Jo Hutto v. Davis, et al., 972 F. Supp. 1372 (W. Dt. Okla. 1997)