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Oklahoma Super Lawyers honors 112 McAfee & Taft attorneys in 2017 edition

October 10, 2017

Seventy-seven McAfee & Taft attorneys have been recognized in the recently released 2017 edition of Oklahoma Super Lawyers, with another 35 honored as “Oklahoma Rising Stars.”

Trial lawyers Mary Quinn Cooper and John A. Kenney were recognized as “Top 10 Oklahoma Lawyers,” with Rachel Blue, Timothy J. Bomhoff, Mark D. Christiansen, John N. Hermes, Gerald L. Hilsher, William S. Leach, Kathy R. Neal, Charles S. Plumb, Reid E. Robison and Susan B. Shields additionally being named as “Top 50 Oklahoma Lawyers.”

Rachel Blue, Courtney Bru, Mary Quinn Cooper, Cheryl Vinall Denney, Roberta B. Fields, Kathy R. Neal, Susan B. Shields and Elizabeth Tyrrell were named to the list of “Top 25 Women Lawyers.”

Also named to the 2017 “Oklahoma Super Lawyers” list are: T. Michael Blake, Joseph H. Bocock, J. Craig Buchan, Brandon L. Buchanan, Steven W. Bugg, Jennifer H. Callahan, Steven P. Cole, W. Chris Coleman, Richard D. Craig, Robert W. Dace, Bradley K. Donnell, Clifford C. Dougherty III, Bill G. Freudenrich, S. Gregory Frogge, Robert L. Garbrecht, Charles Greenough, Spencer W. Haines, Lauren Barghols Hanna, Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr., Frank D. Hill, Alan G. Holloway, Henry D. Hoss, Michael E. Joseph, Robert J. Joyce, Garry L. Keele II, Michael J. LaBrie, Myrna Schack Latham, Michael F. Lauderdale, Brandon P. Long, Robert T. Luttrell III, Michael D. McClintock, M. Richard Mullins, Richard D. Nix, J. Michael Nordin, John A. Papahronis, Ross A. Plourde, Frank L. Polk, James C. Prince, Tony G. Puckett, Anthony L. Rahhal, Natalie K. Ramsey, Andrew L. Richardson, Richard A. Riggs, Patricia A. Rogers, Paul A. Ross, Ronald T. Shinn Jr., Vani Singhal, Barry L. Smith, Michael F. Smith, Spencer F. Smith, Mark D. Spencer, Thomas E. Steichen, C. David Stinson, Jeff L. Todd, Peter T. Van Dyke, Erin M. Van Laanen, Joseph E. Walters, Drew D. Webb, Nathan L. Whatley, Elizabeth Scott Wood and Harold C. Zuckerman.

McAfee & Taft attorneys named to the 2017 “Oklahoma Rising Stars” list are: Michael Avery, Sasha L. Beling, Elizabeth Bowersox, Matthew K. Brown, Philip R. Bruce, Jeremiah Buettner, Emily Wilson Bunting, Brian A. Burget, John R. Chubbuck, Jodi C. Cole, Scott M. Delaney, Wagner R. Dias da Silva, Jessica L. Dickerson, Jodi W. Dishman, Bonner J. Gonzalez, Paige Hoster Good, Danae V. Grace, Stephen M. Hetrick, Sean S. Hunt, Jessica John Bowman, Barbara Klepper, Laura J. Long, H. Cole Marshall, Jason McVicker, Isai Molina, Andrew Morris, Zachary A.P. Oubre, Terra Lord Parten, Christopher Scaperlanda, Kristin M. Simpsen, Joshua D. Smith, Joshua W. Solberg, Patrick L. Stein, Curtis J. Thomas and Alison A. Verret.

Oklahoma Super Lawyers recognizes the state's top 5 percent of Oklahoma attorneys in more than 60 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.