Honors and Awards

McAfee & Taft's commitment to excellence has earned us the respect of our clients and the recognition of some of the industry's leading publications. Firm highlights include:

Super Lawyers — Oklahoma EditionIn its annual Oklahoma edition, Super Lawyers recognizes the top 5 percent of Oklahoma attorneys in more than 60 practice areas. McAfee & Taft has perennially led the state in the number of attorneys selected to this list, with several of our attorneys being singled out for top honors. In the most recent edition, trial lawyers Mary Quinn Cooper and John A. Kenney were recognized as “Top 10 Oklahoma Lawyers,” with Mark D. Christiansen, Robert W. Dace, Sam R. Fulkerson, John N. Hermes, Michael J. LaBrie, William S. Leach, Kathy R. Neal, Charles S. Plumb, Joseph E. Walters, and Nathan L. Whatley additionally being named as “Top 50 Oklahoma Lawyers.” Rachel Blue, Mary Quinn Cooper, Kathy R. Neal, Susan B. Shields and Elizabeth Tyrrell were named to the list of “Top 25 Women Lawyers.”  Read More  Read More
Super Lawyers’ Rising StarsSuper Lawyers recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state in its annual Oklahoma edition of “Rising Stars.” McAfee & Taft has perennially led the state in the number of attorneys selected to this list, with several of our attorneys being singled out for top honors. In all, 33 current McAfee & Taft attorneys have been recognized as “Rising Stars,” with three subsequently being named to Super Lawyers.  Read More  Read More
Best Lawyers in AmericaNinety-six attorneys from McAfee & Taft were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ®. McAfee & Taft was top-ranked in Oklahoma in the total number of attorneys listed with many of the attorneys recognized in multiple areas.  Read More  Read More
Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, selects a single lawyer in each legal practice specialty in each community to be honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Since its inaugural 2010 edition, 36 McAfee & Taft attorneys have been selected for this honor.  Read More  Read More
Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessMcAfee & Taft received top marks in the most recent edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, earning top rankings in the areas of corporate/commercial (including tax and healthcare), energy and natural resources, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation and real estate law. The firm’s Native American law practice was also highly ranked. In addition, 45 of the firm’s attorneys are currently honored as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas, more than any law firm in Oklahoma.  Read More  Read More
Best Law FirmsMcAfee & Taft was named to the most recent edition of “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S News and World Report and Best Lawyers, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. McAfee & Taft received top-tier rankings in 47 practice areas.  Read More  Read More
The National Law Journal 's NLJ 350McAfee & Taft was named to ALM's National Law Journal 2013 NLJ 350, its annual list of the nation's largest law firms in the United States. McAfee & Taft was ranked at No. 222 on the list this year.  Read More  Read More
Fortune’s Top Ranked Law FirmsMcAfee & Taft was selected for Fortune magazine's 2013 list of “Top Ranked Law Firms” in the United States. Editors asked LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® to leverage its comprehensive database of 1 million lawyers and firms in more than 160 countries to identify U.S. law firms of 21 or more attorneys, where at least one out of three of their lawyers achieved the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating. Of McAfee & Taft’s 180 attorneys, 103 — or 57 percent — are top-rated, more than any other law firm in Oklahoma.  Read More  Read More
Go-To Law Firms of the World's Leading CompaniesCorporate Counsel magazine named McAfee & Taft to its 2014 list of “Go-To Law Firms of the World's Leading Companies,” the seventh consecutive year that McAfee & Taft has been recognized. sixteen Fortune 500 companies singled out McAfee & Taft as a “go-to” firm for legal work, with torts litigation, labor and employment law, contracts litigation, intellectual property litigation, labor litigation, and securities law were the areas most highlighted by general counsel.  Read More  Read More
Benchmark LitigationMcAfee & Taft earned top marks in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading business litigation firms and attorneys. In addition, 20 of the firm’s attorneys – the most of any law firm in Oklahoma – were singled out for recognition, 16 named "local litigation stars" and two more named "future stars." McAfee & Taft was recognized as “highly recommended,” reserved for those firms receiving the most mentions by peers and clients, and who were held as dominant in their particular jurisdiction.  Read More  Read More
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingsMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have awarded the highest rating of AV® Preeminent™ to 105 McAfee & Taft attorneys, more than any other law firm in Oklahoma. This certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.  Read More  Read More