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Former federal judicial clerks Coffey, Isaacs join McAfee & Taft

October 16, 2017

The law firm of McAfee & Taft has announced the further expansion of its Litigation Group with the addition of former federal judicial clerks Nick Coffey and Elizabeth T. Isaacs.

Nick Coffey
Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey, a former judicial clerk to The Honorable David Russell of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, focuses his civil litigation practice primarily on complex business litigation, with specific emphasis on matters affecting the energy industry, including disputes involving breach of contract claims, leases, royalty payments, environmental and property damage, bodily injury, negligence, and products liability. A portion of his practice is devoted to representing management exclusively in labor and employment disputes.

Coffey graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2016. While in law school, he served as executive note and comment editor of the Oklahoma Law Review, was a member of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team, and was named to the Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, and National Order of Scribes.

While pursuing his Juris Doctor, Coffey also served as a legal extern to The Honorable Robert Bacharach of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, as a clerk in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, and as a clerk in the Office of the Oklahoma Solicitor General.

Elizabeth T. Isaacs
Elizabeth T. Isaacs

Elizabeth Isaacs, a former judicial clerk to The Honorable Joe L. Heaton of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, focuses her state and federal trial practice on civil litigation, including insurance and ERISA litigation.

Isaacs graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2016, where she served as note and comment editor for the Oklahoma Law Review and as auction chair for the Organization for Advancement of Women in Law. She represented the University of Oklahoma in three moot court competitions and was named to the Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, and National Order of Scribes.

During law school, Isaacs also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Daman H. Cantrell of the Fourteenth Judicial District for the State of Oklahoma and as an extern for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

With more than 170 attorneys and offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal.