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McAfee & Taft again receives top marks in Benchmark Litigation, 13 firm attorneys also recognized as ‘stars’

December 5, 2011

McAfee & Taft earned top marks in the 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading business litigation firms and attorneys. In addition, 13 of the firm’s attorneys – the most of any law firm in Oklahoma – were singled out for recognition.

Top-ranked in Oklahoma, 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.

Named as “local litigation stars” were Joseph Bocock, John Burkhardt, John Hermes, John Kenney, Michael Lauderdale, Charles Plumb, Reid Robison, Spencer Smith, Jeff Todd and Jim Webb. Named as “future stars” were Michael McClintock, Ron Shinn and Amy WhiteBenchmark 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 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.