Nick Coffey is a trial lawyer whose civil litigation practice is primarily focused 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 Nick’s practice is devoted to representing management exclusively in labor and employment disputes, including those involving claims of discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, breach of employment agreements, and other disputes arising from the employer-employee relationship.
Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, Nick served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable David Russell of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Nick graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and letters from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 and 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. He was also the recipient of numerous scholarships and honors, including the Comfort Scholarship, Judge William J. Holloway Scholarship, Second Century Scholarship, Paul K. Frost Scholarship, Teague Scholarship, and six American Jurisprudence awards for academic excellence.
While pursuing his Juris Doctor, Nick also worked 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. While an undergraduate, he completed a summer internship in the congressional office of U.S. Representative Frank Lucas as part of the Ewing Fellowship Program at the University of Oklahoma.Download Bio (PDF)
Professional Organizations and Memberships
- Oklahoma Bar Association
Civic Involvement and Leadership
- Beta Theta Pi (Advisor)