Michael McClintock is an experienced trial attorney whose practice encompasses all forms of business-related litigation in both state and federal courts as well as commercial arbitration. He represents clients in disputes involving intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and cyber-piracy, as well as in other areas of general business litigation, including environmental law, contract disputes, real estate, securities, oil and gas and other business controversies. Michael has represented leading corporations and businesses in a variety of industries, including technology, advertising, manufacturing, energy, real estate, media and publishing, banking, construction and pharmaceutical.
Based on a survey of judges and attorneys in the Oklahoma region, Michael has earned the distinction of an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings, a certification mark signifying that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. His achievements have earned him inclusion The Best Lawyers in America (commercial litigation, construction litigation, environmental litigation, securities litigation) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.
Michael serves as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law, teaching trial practice techniques and substantive courses. He is a contributing author regarding Oklahoma law to the Defense Research Institute's Unfair Trade Practices: A Compendium of State Law, and MacMillan Reference USA's Major Acts of Congress, a historical study of the U.S. Congress' role in economic, social and political decisions, and has published a number of legal articles, including:
- “The Declining Use of Legal Scholarship by Courts: An Empirical Study,” 51, Oklahoma Law Review 659
- “Strategies for Dealing with Cybersmear – The Posting of Defamatory or Damaging Information on the Internet Concerning a Corporation,” 73 Oklahoma Bar Journal No. 24, (Intellectual Property Law Section), August 17, 2002
- “Oklahoma’s Anti-Deficiency Judgment Statute,” Cleverdon Real Property Round Table Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section
Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, Michael served as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert H. Henry, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Before attending law school, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving as the electronic warfare officer, electronic material officer, and communication officer on the U.S.S. Joseph Hewes, FF-1078.