42 McAfee & Taft Attorneys Named to ‘Best Lawyers in America’

October 29, 2004

A record number 42 attorneys from McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City’s largest law firm, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006.

Since the last edition was published in 2003-2004, nine additional firm shareholders have been named to the prestigious list.  They are Terry R. Barrett, Richard D. Craig, Sam R. Fulkerson, Robert L. Garbrecht, J. Michael Nordin, Frank L. Polk, Anthony Rahhal, John E. Sargent, and John N. Schaefer.

Other attorneys re-selected for the bi-annual list are Joseph H. Bocock, W. Chris Coleman, C. Bruce Crum, Stanley L. Cunningham, C. Clark Dougherty, Jr., Clifford C. Dougherty III, Theodore M. Elam, S. Gregory Frogge, Gary F. Fuller, E. Harrison Gilbert III, Robert H. Gilliland, Jr., Philip D. Hart, John N. Hermes, Frank D. Hill, Henry D. Hoss, James Dudley Hyde, Michael E. Joseph, Neal R. Kennedy, John A. Kenney, Michael J. LaBrie, Michael F. Lauderdale, John McHenry Mee, Sally Mock, Ross A. Plourde, Louis J. Price, James C. Prince, Tony G. Puckett, Dee A. Replogle, Richard A. Riggs, Reid Robison, C. David Stinson, Elizabeth Tyrrell, and Peter T. Van Dyke.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers in America has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.  Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 16,000 leading attorneys throughout the country case more than a half million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion is considered a singular honor.  Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

McAfee & Taft is one of the largest, most experienced law firms in Oklahoma and was recently named as Corporate Board Member magazine’s best law firm for business in Oklahoma City. The firm employs nearly 200 Oklahomans, including more than 110 attorneys.

The Best Lawyers in America is published by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.