Best Lawyers names McAfee & Taft attorneys 2011 Oklahoma City ‘Lawyers of the Year’

December 15, 2010

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named four McAfee & Taft attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each legal practice specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Named “Best Lawyers‘ 2011 Oklahoma City Lawyers of the Year” were W. Chris Coleman for corporate governance and compliance law, Gary F. Fuller for corporate law, James Dudley Hyde for employee benefits law, Mary Ellen Ternes for environmental law, and Peter T. Van Dyke for labor and employment law.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

“The lawyers being honored as ‘Lawyers of the Year’ have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity,” said Steven Naifeh, president of Best Lawyers. “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession.”