McAfee & Taft was named to ALM’s National Law Journal 2012 NLJ 250, its annual list of the nation’s 250 largest law firms in the United States. McAfee & Taft was ranked at No. 218 in its debut on the list this year.

The National Law Journal‘s 35th annual ranking of the nation’s 250 largest law firms are based on the average number of full-time equivalent attorneys for the period Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. The NLJ sent surveys to about 300 law firms to determine the 250 largest. Lawyer counts do not include contract or temporary attorneys. A firm must have more lawyers based in the United States than in any other single country to be included on the list.

McAfee & Taft broke its way into the NLJ 250 after more than a decade of steady growth, with the greatest increases coming in the past four years following the opening of its Tulsa office in 2008. From 2008 to the NLJ 250 ranking period of 2011, the firm grew from 131 lawyers to 183 lawyers.