“Since the beginning of my legal career, I’ve been working with clients in the energy sector. That focus has allowed me to become very familiar with the industry and understand how energy companies operate. My industry knowledge, combined with my attention to detail, allows me to offer an effective balance between focusing on the big picture and managing the small details.”
Alma represents energy clients in a variety of complex matters and disputes. Her experience is concentrated on appeals, as well as trials and alternative dispute resolution.
Alma’s energy experience includes royalty litigation, disputes between co-owners, including joint operating agreement disputes, acquisition and divestiture disputes, land ownership and title disputes, and fiduciary duty claims.
Her commercial litigation experience includes products liability, premises liability, general contractual disputes, indemnity disputes, and personal injury. 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 energy clients in their claims against manufacturers and suppliers for manufacturing defects and failure to warn allegations arising from oilfield equipment and pipeline failure. Alma has regularly represented clients in the enforcement of contractual indemnity obligations, including obtaining and enforcing insurance coverage as additional insureds pursuant to the terms of master service agreements.
Alma’s commercial litigation experience also includes litigating breach of contract and damages disputes, breach of warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, and fraud in connection with commercial transactions.
In addition to her energy and commercial litigation practice, Alma also has maritime and casualty experience, defending death and personal injury cases not only onshore, but also, offshore, and specifically, representing clients in cases involving the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.