Christina Vaughn is a trial lawyer who has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state, federal and tribal courts. Her cases have run the gamut of commercial litigation, including disputes involving breach of contract, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) issues, business torts, oil and gas, environmental, class actions, antitrust, insurance, intellectual property, and employment.
Christina holds a certificate in Native American Law from the University of Tulsa College of Law and dedicates a substantial portion of her practice to Native American law. She is licensed to practice in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma; practices in Court of Indian Offenses; and assists clients with tribal law and federal Indian law issues. As part of Christina’s Native American law practice, she has represented clients with a variety of issues, including gaming, self-governance and self-determination, negotiation and amendments of compacts and funding agreements, trust acquisitions, trust litigation in both federal district court and the Court of Federal Claims, obtaining easements on trust and restricted lands, environmental regulation and enforcement on trust land, and appellate work before the Interior Board of Indian Appeals.
Christina’s achievements have earned her inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars” (civil litigation defense, environmental litigation, Native American law), which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys. In 2012, the Tulsa County Bar Association honored Christina with its Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and Outstanding Community Service Award. Tulsa Business & Legal News named her to its 2013 class of The Tulsa 40, honoring young professionals who've made a positive impact on the business and civic communities before the age of 40.
Christina earned her bachelor’s degree in international business from Northeastern State University, summa cum laude, and her Juris Doctor, with highest honors, from the University of Tulsa College of Law. While in law school, Christina served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Dana L. Rasure of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.