Allison B. Christian

Associate

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Allison Christian is a trial lawyer whose practice is primarily focused on the resolution of complex business disputes at the state and federal levels and in administrative proceedings, with specific emphasis on cases involving energy and natural resources litigation, water rights disputes, real estate litigation, and condemnation, eminent domain and landowner rights disputes.

The Oklahoma native, who served as founding president of OU Agricultural Law Association, is an active member of the firm’s Agriculture and Equine Industry Group and devotes a significant portion of her practice to both litigation and transactional matters affecting farmers, ranchers, equine owners, landowners, property and mineral rights owners, industry groups, and agribusinesses of all sizes.

Allison earned her undergraduate degree in animal science, with a minor in agricultural economics and agribusiness, from Oklahoma State University in 2017. She went on to graduate with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2020, where she served as executive editor of American Indian Law Review, competed on the National Appellate Advocacy Team and Chicago Bar Moot Court Team, was a member of the Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, and was named to the Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, and National Order of the Scribes. She was also the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the American Indian Law Review Outstanding Note Award, Pro Bono and Public Service Award, Frank C. Love Memorial Award, Judge Wayne Alley Advocacy Writing Award, and three American Jurisprudence Awards.

Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, Allison served as a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. 

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

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Digging Deeper to Protect Tribal Property Interests: United States v. Osage Wind, LLC

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Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
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Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Oklahoma, 2020
    • Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; National Order of the Scribes; Phi Delta Phi; Executive Editor, American Indian Law Review; Founding President, OU Agricultural Law Association; Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court; National Appellate Advocacy Competition Team; Chicago Bar Moot Court Team; American Indian Law Review Outstanding Note Award; Pro Bono and Public Service Award; Frank C. Love Memorial Award; Judge Wayne Alley Advocacy Writing Award; 3 American Jurisprudence Awards
  • B.S. (Animal Science), magna cum laude, Oklahoma State University, 2017
    • OSU Outstanding Senior; OSU Senior of Significance; Oklahoma State FFA Officer
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