Five former Newton O’Connor attorneys join McAfee & Taft

When the Tulsa, OK-based law firm of Newton O’Connor, Turner & Ketchum made the decision to close its doors this spring, Kirk Turner, one of the firm’s co-founders and the leader of its largest practice group, went on the search for a law firm that was the best match for his clients and colleagues. He and his colleagues — attorneys Samanthia Marshall, Jacob Crawford, Harrison Kosmider and Micah Petersen and paralegals Susie Holland, Lacey McPherson and Margie Tanner — chose McAfee & Taft.

In an article published in The Journal Record, Turner, a prominent labor and employment attorney, and Michael Lauderdale, McAfee & Taft’s managing director, were interviewed about the transition.

“They recruited us pretty hard,” said Turner. “(McAfee) was very pleasantly persistent that this was the right place for us.”

In addition to being Oklahoma’s largest law firm, McAfee & Taft’s labor and employment practice group is one of the largest in the region. Turner noted that his clients, which include some of the state’s largest employers, were excited about his move to McAfee & Taft because it meant access to a broader range of legal services.