Micah Adkison is an attorney in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and a member of the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group.
With a primary focus in oil and gas law, Micah aims to stay abreast of the ever-changing trends affecting his area of practice. He is dedicated to client care and takes pride in being responsive and thorough in addressing clients’ legal needs.
Micah has experience in oil and gas royalty litigation, contractual disputes, including disputes under joint operating agreements and drilling contracts, title disputes, oil and gas lease review, defending oil and gas lease cancellation suits, surface damage disputes, and an array of tort litigation, including pollution and nuisance cases.
In addition to litigation, he is well versed in drafting oil and gas leases, saltwater disposal leases, surface use agreements, and various types of easements, and negotiating the terms of these types of agreements and other commercial transactions on behalf of both operators and landowners.
Micah also has experience with dealing with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on minerals and mining matters on Indian lands, both on behalf of wind companies and oil and gas producers alike. He views the intersection of energy law and Indian law as an exciting niche area where new legal strategies and concepts can be applied to familiar practices, and where he can provide great value to advancing his clients’ interests, particularly in Oklahoma and throughout the Midwest.
Clients he serves include oil and gas companies and working interest owners, both big and small, operators and non-operators; entities engaged in saltwater disposal operations; wind-energy producers; bank trust real estate officers; and other owners of private land and oil and gas interests.
Micah graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. During law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE J) and received the American Jurisprudence Award for top performance in Mineral Title Examination. He was also the recipient of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship.
Micah received his Bachelor of Science in political science from Tarleton State University. He also holds a certificate in Petroleum Land Management from the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University. Prior to attending law school, Micah served more than 14 years in the United States Marine Corps, departing service as a major. While on active duty, he deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa and Okinawa.
He is active in his community and dedicates a substantial portion of his practice to providing pro bono legal services to low-income clients, as well as veterans and active duty military personnel.