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In the just released 2012 Oklahoma edition, Super Lawyers recognized more attorneys from McAfee & Taft as the state's top attorneys than any other law firm, with 65 named to its "Oklahoma Super Lawyers" list and 25 named to its "Oklahoma Rising Stars" list.
Oklahoma City, OK - October 18, 2012

Ninety attorneys from McAfee & Taft have been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine in its 2012 Oklahoma edition, naming 65 firm lawyers to its “Oklahoma Super Lawyers” list and another 25 lawyers as “Oklahoma Rising Stars.”

John N. Hermes and John A. Kenney were recognized as “Top 10 Oklahoma Lawyers.” Mary Quinn Cooper, Kathy R. Neal, Susan Shields, Mary Ellen Ternes and Elizabeth Tyrrell were named to the list of “Top 25 Oklahoma Female Lawyers.” Cooper, Neal and Tyrrell were also honored as “Top 50 Oklahoma Lawyers” along with Frank Hill, William S. Leach and Reid Robison.

Also named to the 2012 “Super Lawyers” list for Oklahoma were: Terry R. Barrett, T. Michael Blake, Rachel Blue,Joseph H. Bocock, Timothy J. Bomhoff, Steven W. Bugg, Jennifer H. Callahan, W. Chris Coleman, Richard D. Craig, C. Bruce Crum, Robert Dace,Bradley K. Donnell, Clifford C. Dougherty III, Bill G. Freudenrich Jr, S. Gregory Frogge, Sam Fulkerson,Gary F. Fuller, Robert L. Garbrecht, Robert H. Gilliland, Lloyd T. Hardin, Gerald L. Hilsher, Richard P. Hix, Henry D. Hoss, J. Dudley Hyde, Michael E. Joseph, Myrna Latham,Michael F. Lauderdale, Michael McClintock, D. Keith McFall, M. Richard Mullins, J. Michael Nordin, John A. Papahronis, Chris A. Paul, Ross A. Plourde, Charles S. Plumb, James C. Prince, Tony G. Puckett, Anthony L. Rahhal, Andrew L. Richardson, Richard A. Riggs, Barry L. Smith, Thomas E. Steichen, C. David Stinson, Jeff L. Todd, Peter T. Van Dyke, Joseph E. Walters, Drew D. Webb, Nathan L. Whatley, Elizabeth Scott Wood and Harold C. Zuckerman.

McAfee & Taft attorneys named to the 2012 “Rising Stars” list for Oklahoma were: Michael Avery, Jeremiah Buettner, Jared Burden, Stephanie Chapman, Ellen Cordell, Cheryl Vinall Denney, Jessica L. Dickerson, Rachel Evans, Matt Gibson, Bonner J. Gonzalez, Spencer W. Haines, Stephen M. Hetrick, Rodney K. Hunsinger, Laura J. Long, Keith E. Peters, Andrew B. Peterson, Paul A. Ross, Joshua D. Smith, Christina M. Vaughn, Alison A. Verret, Dara K. Wanzer, Jennifer A. Wheeler, Amy D. White and Sharolyn C. Whiting-Ralston.

In its annual Oklahoma edition, Super Lawyers recognizes the top 5 percent of Oklahoma attorneys in more than 70 practice areas as “Super Lawyers” and the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys as “Rising Stars.” Selections for these esteemed lists are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters legal division. Each year, the research team undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

McAfee & Taft is Oklahoma's largest law firm and one of the nation’s top 250 firms as ranked by the National Law Journal. With its deep roster of 180 attorneys, the firm serves clients locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth.