Michael K. Avery joins McAfee & Taft as litigation associate

October 25, 2010

McAfee & Taft, the state’s largest law firm, has announced that former judicial clerk Michael K. Avery has joined the firm as a litigation associate. His state and federal trial practice is focused on general civil litigation, including complex commercial litigation and appeals, as well as labor and employment law.

The addition of Avery brings the firm’s lawyer count to 164.

Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, Avery served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Avery earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended Boston College Law School where he served as articles editor for the Boston College Law Review, graduated magna cum laude, and was named to the Order of the Coif.

Avery is a member of the Oklahoma County and Oklahoma bar associations.

McAfee & Taft is a full-service civil practice firm serving clients nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, bankruptcy and workouts, business law, business restructuring, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, Native American law, oil and gas, real estate, and tax and family wealth. The firm employs more than 300 Oklahomans, including 164 lawyers, and has offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.