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McAfee & Taft was founded in 1952 by Kenneth McAfee and Richard Taft, whose legal expertise was in taxation and entrepreneurial business transactions. Since then, McAfee & Taft has evolved into Oklahoma's largest law firm. Our lawyers have wide-ranging expertise and service clients throughout the United States and around the world. 

Mr. McAfee and Mr. Taft were, however, more than just top-flight lawyers; they were friends and mentors to those of us entrusted with continuing their tradition of excellence.

While our number one priority is to provide outstanding legal services to our clients, we pride ourselves in being different than other "big" firms. Our goal is to maintain and foster the collegial, comfortable and friendly atmosphere institutionalized by Mr. McAfee and Mr. Taft where, despite the inevitable grind of deadlines and hard work, it remains a pleasure to practice law because of our outstanding people.

McAfee & Taft employs more than 150 non-attorney professionals to assist our lawyers in delivering the highest quality legal services in the most efficient manner possible. These dedicated individuals include paralegals, legal secretaries, technology specialists, researchers, accountants, office services staff, human resources and marketing professionals.

Periodically, we have a need for other highly motivated, capable individuals to join our team. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and a professional and friendly working environment. 
 


CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Litigation Paralegal  (Oklahoma City office)
    Responsible for supporting multiple attorneys in the firm and is expected to have a high degree of responsibility for project management and implementation; prepare, review, edit, proofread and file a variety of documents; organize and maintain case files, attorney notebooks, databases, spreadsheets and other materials; interact with other paralegals to assist with heavy workload or coverage; manage and coordinate monthly agendas for client board meetings; coordinate and track project activities; provide administrative support; and perform other duties as requested. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree; experience in the legal industry; advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Office; ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information; ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written; strong command of the English language, including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style; ability to create, compose, proof and edit correspondence; database and records management skills; possess and demonstrate a high level of attention to detail; ability to analyze and solve problems; possess strong organizational, prioritization and delegation skills; strong interpersonal skills; impeccable attendance and punctuality and a strong work ethic; and an ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressured environment. Please submit resume to Judy Cross, Director of Human Resources and Recruiting.
     
  • Legal Secretary  (Oklahoma City office)
    Provides mid-to-high level administrative support to designated attorneys, paralegals and the firm; gathers relevant information and documents, or compiles data from a variety of sources; performs a wide variety of typing assignments which may be confidential in nature and require research to complete; prepares documents and correspondence requiring knowledge of legal terminology and document formats, such as contracts, briefs, policies, and pleadings; establishes, maintains, processes, and/or oversees files, correspondence, databases, records, certificates, and/or other documents; provides follow up with appropriate departments, under direction, to ensure compliance with agreements, requests for information from attorneys, and other related issues; schedule appointments and perform other duties related to maintaining schedules (scheduling and coordinating meetings and conferences, including travel and lodging arrangements and facilities); and performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Requirements include a minimum of 3-5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified above; knowledge of legal terminology and procedures; ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information; ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written; strong command of the English language, including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style; proficiency in MS Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point); database and records management skills; possess and demonstrate a high level of attention to detail; ability to analyze and solve problems; possess strong organizational, prioritization and delegation skills; strong interpersonal skills; impeccable attendance and punctuality and a strong work ethic; and ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressured environment. Familiarity with standard office procedures in a law firm environment is preferred. Please submit resume to Judy Cross, Director of Human Resources and Recruiting.
     
  • Receptionist  (Oklahoma City office)
    Greet clients in a pleasant and professional manner; receive and direct calls to the appropriate extensions; reserve conference rooms; coordinate parking arrangements; perform clerical tasks with department standards for best practices; perform operator services (i.e. search for phone numbers, give driving directions); handle employee absentee notifications; facilitate incoming deliveries; monitor activity in the reception and common areas; perform data entry related to updating and maintaining client contacts in accordance to policies and procedures; copying; scanning; distribution of various firm publications; clean conference rooms, phones, reception area and other related items or areas; book dining reservations; take food orders and delegate to proper staff; and other related tasks and duties as assigned by department management. Requirements include a high school diploma; accurately type a minimum of 40 words per minute; be familiar with word processing and other basic office technologies; ability to communicate effectively and verbally with co-workers; strong written communication skills, including accuracy in grammar, spelling and punctuation; strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well with a wide range of people; strong organizational and time management skills; demonstrate dependability through good attendance and adherence to timelines and schedules; good follow through on projects; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrate resourcefulness and ability to take initiative in development and completion of projects; strong sense of customer service; and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Please submit resume to Judy Cross, Director of Human Resources and Recruiting.
     


Employment Inquiries

To inquire about general (non-attorney) employment opportunities with McAfee & Taft, please send your professional resumé, references and salary history to:

Judy Cross
Director of Human Resources and Recruiting
McAfee & Taft
10th Floor, Two Leadership Square
211 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7103
Phone: (405) 235-9621
Fax: (405) 235-0439
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For lateral attorney inquiries, submit your résumé and law school transcript to:

Brandon Long
McAfee & Taft
10th Floor, Two Leadership Square
211 North Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7103
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For summer associate inquiries, submit your résumé, law school transcript, and undergraduate transcripts to:

Josh Smith
McAfee & Taft
10th Floor, Two Leadership Square
211 North Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7103 
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McAfee & Taft’s Personnel Philosophy and Equal Employment Policy

McAfee & Taft’s employment objective is to select personnel who meet high standards of personality, character, education and occupational qualifications, who can carry on our work competently, who have capacity for growth, and who will become a vital part of our firm.

McAfee & Taft realizes that its fundamental strength and future growth depend directly upon the contribution made by each person within the firm, that productivity and efficiency result from real job satisfaction, and from the opportunity each person receives and accepts for his or her individual self-development.

McAfee & Taft believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff and termination.