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Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers in America ®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named 20 McAfee & Taft attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year” in 21 categories, with Elizabeth L. Dalton holding the distinction of being named as “Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year” in two areas of practice.  Only a single lawyer in specialty in each market is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Named “Best Lawyers’ 2020 “Oklahoma City Lawyers of the Year” were T. Michael Blake for mergers and acquisitions law, Timothy J. Bomhoff for securities litigation, Brandon L. Buchanan for construction litigation; Steven W. Bugg for bankruptcy litigation, Steven P. Cole for tax litigation and controversy, W. Chris Coleman for closely held companies and family businesses law, Robert W. Dace for environmental litigation, Elizabeth L. Dalton for both corporate law and franchise law, Cheryl Vinall Denney for real estate law, Bradley K. Donnell for construction law, John A. Kenney for patent litigation, Michael J. LaBrie for trademark law, Robert T. Luttrell, III for commercial finance law,  Susan B. Shields for nonprofit/charities law, Jeff L. Todd for eminent domain and condemnation law, and Erin M. Van Laanen for aviation law.

Attorneys named “Best Lawyers’ 2020 Tulsa Lawyers of the Year” were Rachel Blue for copyright law, Gerald L. Hilsher for mediation, William S. Leach for mass tort litigation/class actions – defendants, and Robert E. Spoo for intellectual property litigation.

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.