Micah L. Adkison

  • Associate Attorney


Areas of Practice

  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • General Litigation


Micah Adkison has extensive experience litigating contract, tort, and real property disputes. He is equally adept at pursuing product liability cases having recently secured a major settlement of a complex case involving a claim for lost reserves flowing from a downhole casing failure in his client's oil well.

Micah is a past President of the Mineral Lawyers Society of Oklahoma City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE J), received numerous academic awards, and was the recipient of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Clients appreciate his responsiveness, candor, and relentless work ethic.

Micah's recent successes include the following:

 • As defense counsel in a case involving claims for unpaid oilfield services invoices, secured summary judgment on his clients' counterclaim for negligent mixing of drilling mud and an award of $570,958.00; the plaintiff took nothing
• As defense counsel in a case involving an alleged breach of a master services agreement and a counterclaim for conversion, successfully compelled arbitration, secured an arbitration award and, ultimately, a judgment in the amount of $111,502.52; the plaintiff took nothing
• Secured summary judgment, which was affirmed on appeal, on behalf of three oil and gas well operators in a dispute with a non-drilling plaintiff over the correct non-consent penalty to be applied to the plaintiff's interest; the plaintiff also claimed interest under the Oklahoma Production Revenue Standards Act; the plaintiff took nothing
• As defense counsel, secured summary judgment, protecting an access easement to a large farm which was alleged to have terminated; the plaintiff took nothing

He regularly attends Pecan Valley Baptist Church with his wife, Melissa, and their three children.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma
  • North Dakota


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas
    • B.S. - 2003
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • The Significant Nexus Test: Why the Waters of the United States are so Murky, 1 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 487 (2016)
  • How Justice Scalia’s One-Stroke Commonality Analysis Impacts Royalty Underpayment Class Litigation in Oklahoma State Courts, Institute for Energy Law, The Energy Dispatch, Issue 5 (April 2019)
  • Q&A with Micah Adkison – Whisenhunt v. Strat Land Exploration Co., Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. Blog
  • Q&A with Micah Adkison – Corporation Commission Expands Notice Requirements of Oil, Gas Operators, The Oklahoman, (August 28, 2019)

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Recent Developments: Class Certification in Oklahoma State Court Royalty Underpayment Litigation,” Mineral Lawyers Society of Oklahoma City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 15, 2018)
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments in Lease Cancellation & Royalty Litigation,” Woods County Mineral Owners Association in Alva, Oklahoma (August 28, 2023)

Honors and Awards

  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star
  • Dean's Honor Roll
  • 1L Moot Court Distinguished Speaker Award
  • American Jurisprudence Award- Mineral Title Examination

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mineral Lawyers Society of Oklahoma City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, President, 2020 to 2021
  • Federalist Society
  • Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court
  • American Associate of Professional Landmen
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Institute for Energy Law
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Crowe & Dunlevy, Associate, 2017 to 2021
  • USMC, Major, 2000 to 2014