McAfee & Taft listed among ‘Best Law Firms’ in 2013 rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

November 1, 2012

McAfee & Taft was listed among the nation’s “Best Law Firms” in the 2013 rankings compiled and published by U.S News and World Report and Best Lawyers. The rankings aim to provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. McAfee & Taft received top-tier rankings in 47 practice areas.

The third edition of these rankings features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region.

McAfee & Taft was top-ranked in Oklahoma in the areas of antitrust litigation; banking and finance law; banking and finance litigation; bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; bankruptcy litigation; biotechnology law; closely held companies and family businesses law; commercial litigation; construction law; construction litigation; copyright law; corporate compliance law; corporate governance law; corporate law; eminent domain and condemnation law; eminent domain and condemnation litigation; employee benefits (ERISA) law; employment law (management); energy law; environmental law; environmental litigation; equipment finance law; ERISA litigation; financial services regulation law; franchise law; health care law; intellectual property litigation; labor and employment litigation; labor law (management); land use and zoning law; mass tort litigation/class actions (defendants); mergers and acquisitions law; natural resources law; oil and gas law; patent law; patent litigation; product liability litigation (defendants); real estate law; real estate litigation; securities/capital markets law; securities litigation; securities regulation; tax law; tax litigation; trademark law; trusts and estates law; and trusts and estates litigation.

“U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings,” said Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law schools rankings.”

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report‘s Money issue, on newsstands November 20, 2012. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to more than 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. The rankings in their entirety are posted online.

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine,, and Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its “News You Can Use” brand of journalism and its series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans and more.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the worldís major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

McAfee & Taft is Oklahoma’s largest law firm and one of the nation’s top 250 firms as ranked by the National Law Journal. With its deep roster of 180 attorneys, the firm serves clients locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth.