Krystina E. Phillips

A 2010 graduate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Krystina practices in the areas of water law, natural resources and environmental law, and Indian law. Her practice includes litigation in both Federal and State Courts, as well as practicing before the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, the Oklahoma Department of Mines, and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. Notably, Krystina represents Citizens for the Protection of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer (CPASA). She assisted with the passage of Senate Bill 597 (2011), which regulates groundwater withdrawals from surface mining over the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer. Krystina also works with several Indian tribes on matters ranging from fee-to-trust applications to negotiations with the State.

Krystina co-authored an article published in the Oklahoma Law Review entitled “Rediscovering the Roots of Oklahoma Groundwater Law in One of Its Newest Statutes: Senate Bill 597.” While in law school, Krystina worked at the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office and assisted in the State’s defense of water-related suits. Krystina graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Agribusiness.

Practice Areas:
• Administrative Law
• Environmental Litigation
• Complex Litigation
• Class Action
• Indian Law

Professional Associations:
• Tulsa County Bar Association
• Pontotoc County Bar Association
• Chickasaw Nation Bar Association

Admissions:
• Oklahoma, 2010
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2010
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 2010
• U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, 2010
• U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2013
• U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2011
• Chickasaw Nation, 2012
• Cherokee Nation, 2011