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Roberta B. Fields
Tenth Floor
Two Leadership Square
211 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7103

(405) 552-2366 direct
(405) 228-7366 fax
 roberta.fields@mcafeetaft.com
Practice Areas
Paralegal
Admissions
  • Oklahoma, 1984
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
Education
  • J.D., with distinction, University of Oklahoma, 1984; Editor, Oklahoma Law Review
  • M.S. (Sociology/Corrections), Oklahoma State University, 1981
  • B.A. (Social Work), Oral Roberts University, 1977
Professional Organizations and Memberships
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Civic Involvement and Leadership
  • Development Associates International (Chair, Board of Directors)
  • LifeChurch.tv
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Roberta B. Fields

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BIOGRAPHY

Roberta Browning Fields is a trial lawyer whose primary practice is focused on the representation of employers in all areas of employment law, including litigation in state and federal courts, in arbitrations, and before regulatory and administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL) and Oklahoma Human Rights Commission. She has successfully handled litigation involving claims of wrongful discharge, harassment and employment discrimination (based on race, age and disability) as well as disputes involving wage and hour matters, medical leave, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, employee handbook and company policy violations, and breaches of employment agreements.

As part of her employment practice, Roberta trains and counsels employers on a broad range of matters affecting the workplace, including hiring, discipline, terminations, policies and procedures, drug and alcohol testing, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment, employment contracts and confidentiality agreements, workplace safety, and the National Labor Relations Act. For companies who seek to remain non-unionized, she also provides counseling on union avoidance strategies.

A portion of Roberta’s practice is devoted to railroad law, public utility law and commercial litigation. She has successfully represented major railway, electric utility and telephone companies in lawsuits involving claims of negligence, environmental damage, asbestos exposure, wrongful death, and personal and property damage.

Roberta has been a featured speaker on various legal topics and has twice served on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Trial Advocacy.

Roberta's achievements have earned her inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers.

Prior to entering law school, Roberta worked as a correctional officer and as a case worker for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for five years. In addition to her law degree, she holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in sociology/corrections.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of an information technology staffing company in a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging disability discrimination based on mental health issues, disparate treatment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a non-profit organization and an individual leader in a wrongful discharge case.
  • Obtained summary judgment in the Western District of Oklahoma on behalf of a municipality in an environmental case brought under the Clean Water Act.
  • Obtained defense verdict for a telephone company in a federal court case alleging race discrimination related to a corporate downsizing.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, state court on behalf of an electric utility in a wrongful death case.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a gas pipeline company in a wrongful discharge drug testing case.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a non-jury trial for an electric utility accused of employment discrimination based on race.
  • Obtained jury verdict for an electric utility in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, in a wrongful termination and tortious breach of contract case.
  • Successfully represented a railroad company as plaintiff in a Garfield County, Oklahoma, property damage jury trial.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a railway company in an Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, state court action alleging negligence in a crossing accident.
  • Obtained dismissal in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, state court of a malicious prosecution lawsuit brought by a former employee of a railroad company.
  • Obtained summary judgment for an electric utility in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, state court in a wrongful death case which involved allegations of asbestos exposure.
  • Obtained summary judgment for an electric utility in an Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, state court case alleging negligence and claiming personal injury.
  • Obtained summary judgment in the Eastern District of Oklahoma on behalf of an electric utility where plaintiffs claimed ERISA violations related to a corporate restructure.
     

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