Veteran trial lawyer joins McAfee & Taft

McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, announced today that Roberta Browning Fields, a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience, has joined the firm. Fields will focus her practice on the representation of employers and management in all areas of employment law, including litigation in state and federal courts, in arbitrations, and before regulatory and administrative agencies. She also trains and counsels employers on a broad range of matters affecting the workplace, including union avoidance strategies for companies who seek to remain non-unionized.

A portion of her practice is devoted to public utility law, railroad law and civil 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.

Fields graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1984 and holds a master’s degree in sociology/corrections from Oklahoma State University and bachelor’s degree in social work from Oral Roberts University. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and currently serves as the chairwoman of the board of directors of Development Associates International, a nonprofit organization which trains and equips leaders for Christian service worldwide.

McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal and serves clients locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth. The firm employs nearly 350 Oklahomans, including 180 attorneys, and has offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.