Benchmark Litigation

McAfee & Taft once again earned top marks in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a leading independent guide to the nation’s top trial lawyers and litigation firms. The firm received the publication’s highest ranking of “Highly Recommended” in the state of Oklahoma in both ranked categories – dispute resolution and labor and employment litigation. In addition, 23 of the firm’s attorneys – the most of any law firm in Oklahoma – were singled out for individual recognition.

Recognized Attorneys

Benchmark named Tim Bomhoff, Mary Quinn Cooper, Todd Court, Brad Donnell, John Hermes, John Kenney, Mike Lauderdale, Bill Leach, Michael McClintock, Kathy Neal, Drew Neville, Charlie Plumb, Michael Smith, Spencer Smith and Jeff Todd as “Local Litigation Stars,” which recognizes those attorneys “who were consistently recommended as incontrovertible stars by clients and peers.” Craig Buchan, Ron Shinn and Todd Woolery were named as “Future Stars,” recognizing those attorneys who were consistently recommended by peer partners, competitors and clients as litigators who are likely to appear as local litigation stars in coming editions.

Named as a “Labor & Employment Star – South” were Roberta Fields, Mike Lauderdale, Charlie Plumb, Tony Puckett, Paul Ross, Kirk Turner, and Nathan Whatley.

Benchmark focuses on the U.S. litigation market, with a research team conducting extensive interviews around the country with leading legal professionals, in-house counsel and business owners.


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