Mia Vahlberg is an experienced commercial litigator with a proven track record. Her practice includes disputes related to oil and gas exploration and marketing, class actions, insurance coverage, minority shareholder claims, trade secrets, construction, trusts, and probate. With insightful and often unique approaches, Ms. Vahlberg has been able to obtain defense victories in multi-million dollar cases.
Mia’s recent experience includes:
- Defense of directors and officers in minority shareholder/derivative action.
- Defense of oil and gas producer against breach of contract claims exceeding $5 million by former geologist. Ms. Vahlberg obtained complete summary judgment for her client.
- Defense of oil and gas producer in fraud claim arising out of sale of producing property. Ms. Vahlberg obtained complete summary judgment for her client. The trial court’s order was affirmed on appeal.
- Defense of natural gas processor in gas purchase contract dispute. Again, Ms. Vahlberg was able to obtain not only a favorable summary judgment ruling on a complex breach of contract claim, but also obtained reimbursement of 100% of her fees.
- Defense of oil and gas royalty class action.
- Defense of oil and gas producer in multi-party title dispute.
- Defense of wind energy facility in injunction action, which was denied after bench trial.
- Defense of employee in action alleging misappropriation of trade secrets. Ms. Vahlberg obtained summary judgment and an award of attorney’s fees for her client.
Ms. Vahlberg has also enjoyed success on the appellate level, having obtained not only affirmations of client-favorable rulings, but also reversal of trial court rulings. Notable results include:
- Panola Ind. School Dist. No. 4 v. Unit Petroleum Company, 2012 OK CIV APP 94, 287 P.3d 1033. This opinion was rare in overturning class certification in an oil and gas royalty case.
- In re Schimpf, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Case No. IN-108479, Opinion reversing trial court ruling allowing admission of previously revoked will.
- Brittany Energy, LLC v Superior Pipeline Co., L.L.C., Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Case No. DF-112218. Opinion reversed trial court, ruling that defendant is entitled to award of its expert fees under the Production Revenue Standards Act.
The law is a second career for Ms. Vahlberg. She previously worked as a natural gas marketer for a major oil company, and co-founded one of the first companies to sell natural gas direct to end-users. In addition to her legal career, Ms. Vahlberg has been active in the bar and the Tulsa community. She currently serves on the OBA Civil Procedure committee. She is a member of Tulsa Global Alliance, previously served on its board, and as PTA President for Eisenhower International School.