Chambers USA honors McAfee & Taft as top-ranked firm

41 McAfee & Taft attorneys recognized as 'Leading Lawyers for Business'

June 11, 2010

McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, received top marks in the just-released 2010 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, earning top rankings in the areas of corporate/commercial, energy and natural resources, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation and real estate law. The firm’s Native American law practice was also highly ranked. In addition, 41 of the firm’s attorneys were honored as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas, more than any law firm in Oklahoma.

Named to this prestigious list are Terry Barrett (Energy), T. Michael Blake (Corporate/Commercial: Tax), Rachel Blue (Intellectual Property), Joseph Bocock (Litigation), Tim Bomhoff (Energy), W. Chris Coleman (Corporate/Commercial), Richard D. Craig (Corporate/Commercial: Tax), Bruce Crum (Corporate/Commercial), Clifford C. Dougherty, III (Intellectual Property), Theodore M. Elam (Corporate/Commercial), Sam Fulkerson (Employment), Gary Fuller (Corporate/Commercial: Tax), Robert L. Garbrecht (Real Estate), John N. Hermes (Litigation), Frank Hill (Real Estate), Richard Hix (Litigation), James Dudley Hyde (Employment), Michael E. Joseph (Corporate/Commercial: Healthcare), John A. Kenney (Intellectual Property, Litigation), David J. Ketelsleger (Native American Law), Michael J. LaBrie (Intellectual Property), Myrna Latham (Real Estate), Michael F. Lauderdale (Employment, Litigation), D. Keith McFall (Corporate/Commercial), James C. McMillin (Native American Law), M. Richard Mullins (Litigation), Kathy R. Neal (Employment), Charles Plumb (Employment), Tony G. Puckett (Employment), Anthony Rahhal (Intellectual Property), Richard Riggs (Real Estate), Reid Robison (Litigation), John E. Sargent Jr. (Real Estate), C. David Stinson (Energy), N. Martin Stringer (Corporate/Commercial), Jeff L. Todd (Litigation), Elizabeth Tyrrell (Corporate/Commercial: Healthcare), Peter Van Dyke (Employment), James Webb (Litigation), Nathan L. Whatley (Employment) and Elizabeth Scott Wood (Employment).

Researchers with London-based Chambers & Partners Publishing, publishers of the 2010 guide, conducted more than 14,000 interviews of attorneys and clients throughout the United States to identify and rank the nation’s leading business lawyers. The final rankings are based on such factors as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

McAfee & Taft is one of the largest, most experienced law firms in the region, serving clients nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, business law, business restructuring and bankruptcy, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth. The firm employs nearly 300 Oklahomans, including 156 attorneys, and has offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.