McAfee & Taft Names Buchanan New Shareholder

January 5, 2009

McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, has named attorney Brandon L. Buchanan as shareholder.  The announcement was made by managing director Richard D. Nix.

Buchanan is a trial attorney whose state and federal litigation practice is focused on labor and employment law, products liability defense, mass torts, and litigation involving healthcare, insurance and construction disputes.   He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation matters and defendants in employment-related litigation. Buchanan also has extensive experience defending healthcare providers in malpractice lawsuits.

Prior to joining McAfee & Taft in 2005, Buchanan was a litigation associate with another Oklahoma City-based civil practice law firm.  He has also served as legal advisor to the Oklahoma State Senate Judiciary, clerk to Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian P. Opala, and legislative director for the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus and Health Sciences Center.  Buchanan is a 1996 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a 2000 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  He also studied law for a year at the University of Oxford.

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, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth.  The firm employs over 275 Oklahomans, including more than 145 attorneys, and has offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.