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Benchmark Litigation Gives McAfee & Taft Top Marks

Publication Singles Out Ten Firm Attorneys For Recognition

December 1, 2008

McAfee & Taft earned top marks in the just released 2009 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading business litigation firms and attorneys. In addition, 10 of the firm’s attorneys – the most of any law firm in Oklahoma – were singled out for recognition.

Named as “local litigation stars” were Joseph Bocock, John Hermes, John Kenney, Reid Robison, Spencer Smith, Jeff Todd and James Webb. Benchmark recognizes “local litigation stars” as those attorneys “who were consistently recommended as incontrovertible stars by clients and peers.” Attorneys who were consistently recommended by peer partners, competitors and clients as litigators who are likely to appear as local litigation stars in coming editions were recognized as “future stars.” Benchmark named McAfee & Taft’s Michael McClintock, Tamara Pullin and Natalie Ramsey to this year’s “future stars” list.

Benchmark focuses on the U.S. litigation market, with a research team conducting face-to-face interviews around the country with leading legal professionals, in-house counsel and business owners. It is the only guide that does not classify litigation attorneys by strict practice areas, instead pinpointing the best all around “bet-the-company” trial attorneys. McAfee & Taft was recognized as “highly recommended,” reserved for those firms receiving the most mentions by peers and clients, and who were held as dominant in their particular jurisdiction.

McAfee & Taft is one of the largest, most experienced law firms in the Southwest, serving clients throughout the region and nationally in the areas of aviation, business law, business restructuring and bankruptcy, corporate and securities, employee benefits, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth. With offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the firm employs more than 280 Oklahomans, including more than 145 attorneys.