Mary Quinn Cooper, Kathy Neal honored with 2017 Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award

September 29, 2017

McAfee & Taft attorneys Mary Quinn Cooper and Kathy R. Neal were honored with the Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2017 Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award at a special luncheon sponsored by the OBA Women in Law Committee on September 29, 2017. The award is given annually to five women who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession and who have lighted the way for other women.

Mary Quinn Cooper is an accomplished litigator who serves as national trial counsel for major corporations and regularly defends product liability claims and class actions across the country. In addition to serving as co-leader of the firm’s Litigation Group, she is an appointed member of the OBA’s Professional Responsibility Tribunal.

Kathy Neal represents employers exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law and litigation and devotes a portion of her practice to commercial litigation. She currently serves as an adjunct settlement judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and previously served as an administrative law judge for the Oklahoma Department of Labor.

Both Mary and Kathy are inductees of the TU College of Law Hall of Fame, and both have been perennially recognized for their professional achievements by the publishers of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation, and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.

The OBA Women in Law Conference is an annual event highlighting the challenges and achievements of Oklahoma’s women lawyers.