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McAfee & Taft honored as top-ranked firm, 38 attorneys singled out for individual honors by Chambers USA 2022

June 1, 2022

McAfee & Taft received top marks in the 2022 edition of the exclusive Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and was the only Oklahoma law firm to receive the top Band 1 ranking in all nine major categories of legal practice — Corporate/Commercial, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Real Estate, and Tax.  

Additionally, for the fourth consecutive year, McAfee & Taft was the sole Oklahoma firm to earn a Band 1 ranking in the category of Litigation. 

In addition to firm honors, 38 McAfee & Taft attorneys – including four first-time honorees — were singled out for individual honors. Those named to the prestigious list for the very first time were Bonner J. Gonzalez (Tax), Zachary A.P. Oubre (Intellectual Property), Terra Lord Parten (Healthcare) and J. Todd Woolery (Energy & Natural Resources).  

Returning honorees in the “Corporate/Commercial” category were W. Chris Coleman and Joshua D. Smith. 

Timothy J. Bomhoff was top-ranked in “Energy & Natural Resources,” and J. Derek Hardberger, Robert J. Joyce and Garry L. Keele, II were honored in “Environment.”

Elizabeth Dalton, Michael E. Joseph, and Patricia Rogers were once again named in the “Healthcare” category.

Returning honorees for “Intellectual Property” were Rachel Blue, Clifford C. Dougherty, III, Jessica John Bowman, John A. Kenney, Michael J. LaBrie and Anthony Rahhal.

“Labor & Employment” honorees were Courtney Bru, Michael F. Lauderdale, Brandon P. Long, Charles S. Plumb, Tony G. Puckett, W. Kirk Turner and Nathan L. Whatley.

Honorees for “Litigation: General Commercial” were Mary Quinn Cooper, William S. Leach and Drew Neville.

Ranked for “Real Estate” were Frank D. Hill, Robert L. Garbrecht, Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr., Myrna Latham, Joe C. Lewallen, Jr., Cole Marshall and Richard A. Riggs.

T. Michael Blake and Matthew B. Hickey returned as top-ranked honorees in the corporate area of “Tax.” 

Researchers with London-based Chambers & Partners Publishing, publishers of the 2022 guide, conducted in-depth interviews of attorneys and clients throughout the United States to identify and rank the nation’s leading business lawyers. The final rankings are based on such factors as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/ astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.