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Debbie Firestone

Esq., JD, LLM Energy & Environmental Law

Environmental Energy & Natural Resources Advocates

Education

University of Tulsa College of Law

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Energy and Natural Resources Law JD/LLM, with highest honors

  • Articles Editor, Energy Law Journal
  • Senior Executive Editor, ABA SEER The Year in Review, Outstanding ABA Year in Review Member, Peer-Selected Award
  • Sustainable Energy & Resources Law Certificate (SERL)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (highest grade) – Natural Resources, Professional Responsibility, Law Office Management, & Disability Law
  • The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi, Magister/Exchequer
  • Student Bar Association, Justice
  • Memberships:  Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Society (REELS), Native Law Student Association, and Women’s Law Caucus
  • Yale Law School:  University of Tulsa Team at the Interdisciplinary Policy and Governance Hackathon for Weaponized Artificial Intelligence

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Experience

Environment Energy & Natural Resource Advocates

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Member Attorney

Works with clients in complex environmental litigation.  

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The Williams Companies, Inc.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Legal Intern to John C. Gammie, Assistant General Counsel

Edited SEC Proxy Statement, and reviewed Sustainability & Governance Report

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Tulsa County District Attorney's Office

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Legal Intern to Kevin Gray, Homocide Division

Drafted memoranda, affidavits, and briefs;  assisted with trial preparation

Seidler Consulting

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Legal Research Assistant to Maria Seidler, Esq., and Ken Malloy, Esq.

Drafted memoranda, briefs, journal entries, motions, and petitions for clients in matters including:  domestic, civil and criminal litigation;  interviewed clients and witnesses.

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The Lindsay Law Firm

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Legal Intern to Edward G. Lindsey, Esq.

Drafted memoranda, briefs, journal entries, motions, and petitions for clients in matters including:  domestic, civil and criminal litigation;  interviewed clients and witnesses.

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Barrister David Leonard

Law Library Four Courts, Dublin, Ireland

Legal Research Intern

Researched and presented reports from Irish Law, U.K. Law, and E.U. Law on cases and topics ranging from diplomatic immunity to matters dealing with international extradition and deportation.

Publications

Debbie Firestone, Utility Solid Waste Activities Group v. EPA and the EPA’s Path Toward Regulating Coal Combustion Residuals, 41 Energy L. J. 127, 2020.

Oklahoma Renewable Energy Policy Encounters a COVID Roadblock: 2019-2020, Texas A&M Journal of Property Law, 2021.

The Decline of Coal as an Energy Source, Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, edited by Ali Farazmand (New York: Springer Nature), 2021.

Public Service

  • Just Hope, assisted fundraising at Wine for Water
  • Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, recruited for monthly clothes distribution
  • Nightlight, served and supported weekly outreach to Tulsa’s homeless population