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Alma
Alma F. Shields (Gomez)
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77002

Overview

Alma is a business and energy litigator representing a variety of clients in complex matters and contractual disputes. For her clients in the oil and gas industry, she handles matters, including general contractual disputes, indemnification, royalty disputes, trespass, and conversion matters. Her experience is concentrated on appeals, as well as trials and alternative dispute resolution.

Her business litigation experience includes litigating breach of contract and damages disputes, breach of warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, and fraud in connection with commercial transactions.

Alma’s general commercial practice focuses on complicated premises liability and product liability actions. For example, she has been regularly retained by commercial property owners and managers in premises liability cases involving multiple parties and extensive personal injury. She has also represented manufacturers and suppliers in the defense of claims involving manufacturing defects and failure to warn allegations.

She has experience in labor and employment law, defending age, sex and racial discrimination, harassment, retaliation and pay practices claims. She assists employers with enforcing post-employment covenants, such as those regarding trade secrets, competition, and solicitation of customers and employees. 

Involvement

Professional

  • Houston Bar Association – Gender Fairness Committee Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association – Section of Litigation, Young Advocates Committee
  • Women’s Energy Network of Houston – Sponsorship Chair, 2019

Community

  • Houston Mariners Club
  • Young Friends of CanCare – Board Member

Presentations

  • “Wage, Hour and Other Employment Law Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry,” Liskow & Lewis, Breakfast Forum Series, April 21, 2015 

Publications

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel Employment Law Newsletter– Associate Editor, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011

After Hours

"I am a native Houstonian who enjoys participating in and supporting Houston’s constant change and growth, especially with regards to its increasing attention towards healthy lifestyles and expanding venues for outdoor activities."

"In my spare time, I enjoy trying new restaurants and am always looking for another recipe to master.  I am involved in a local Houston based charity called CanCare that matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with survivors of the same type and provides additional support to those patients and their families."