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McAfee & Taft has a Litigation Group rich with talent and experience. The group features senior trial lawyers who have handled complex litigation across the nation and who have garnered much recognition from their peers. The firm has the most lawyers of any Oklahoma firm selected by The Best Lawyers in America in the field of business litigation and the most “leaders” in the field of general business litigation of any Oklahoma firm as selected by the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Our Litigation Group is proud of the depth of its talent and the high degree of cooperation enjoyed among all lawyers and legal assistants who are assigned to meet our clients’ litigation needs. The latest in modern technological support complements this cooperation and talent in a way that allows the firm to effectively represent clients in disputes on a regional and national level.

Notable Litigation

  • Obtained jury verdict and judgment of nearly $6 million on behalf of a national manufacturer of oil and gas equipment in an action against a former executive and former distributor involving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, unfair competition, breach of contract, tortious interference, conversion, deceptive trade practices, and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Obtained jury verdict of patent infringement and an award of $9.5 million in federal court in favor of the inventor of a guiding heart catheter against Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company.
  • In a case defending a major automobile manufacturer where a product defect was alleged to be responsible for a catastrophic brain injury of an 8-year-old, we successfully excluded plaintiff’s expert under Daubert resulting in a summary judgment for our client. Judgment affirmed on appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained a plaintiff’s verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma for technology client for misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition, including findings of willfulness and punitive damages. Prior to trial, the court also granted summary judgment in client’s favor on certain Lanham Act claims. Post-trial, the court entered an order awarding additional damages.
  • Obtained a jury verdict in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, in favor of a manufacturer of sports and fitness equipment in a product liability case involving allegations of negligent design and failure to warn resulting in a crushed hand.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of KIA Motors Corporation in a case involving allegations of manufacturer’s products liability and negligence resulting from a severe high-speed, frontal offset collision between a KIA Sephia and a semi-tractor trailer.
  • On post-trial motions, obtained judgment as a matter of law and reversal of adverse jury verdict of $700,000 against a major insurance carrier involving a dispute over uninsured motorist coverage. Decision affirmed on appeal by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained a jury verdict in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, in favor of a leading electronics manufacturer in a lawsuit involving allegations of defective design and manufacture of a microwave’s control panel, allegedly resulting in a house fire.
  • Obtained a unanimous defense verdict in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, in favor of Ford Motor Company in a lawsuit involving allegations of a defective truck transmission design resulting in a serious injury.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a loss prevention investigator employed by a fashion retailer in a case involving allegations of wrongful termination, kidnapping, false imprisonment, coercion into the signing of documents under false pretenses, and falsely procuring a person’s signature.
  • Obtained a trial victory for Big Lots Stores, Inc. in its appeal of an ad valorem tax valuation of the company’s Oklahoma warehouse. The court ultimately sided with the average valuation figures presented by Big Lots’ experts, which was 61 percent less than the county’s assessment.
  • Served as coordinating counsel and lead negotiator for a 44-member group of potentially responsible parties in a CERCLA (SuperFund) action in Oklahoma City, including an appeal before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained summary judgment for CNH American, a leading manufacturer of agricultural tractors, in a product liability and personal injury action in which the plaintiff alleged he suffered serious injuries when the tractor he was driving ran over him while he was starting it.
  • Prior to a global settlement being reached, defended a leading pharmaceutical company in hundreds of cases against claims that one of its prescription drugs caused heart valve problems.
  • Handled more than 350 product liability cases, including several purported class actions, while serving as sole Oklahoma counsel for a major pharmaceutical corporation whose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug was alleged to cause cardiac events. The firm was successful in getting all the cases removed, when filed in state court, and transferred to the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana pursuant to orders from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
  • Successfully represented a grinding product manufacturer in defense of a claim of patent infringement resulting in a jury verdict of invalidity, a finding of inequitable conduct, and a finding for the client on its claim of tortious interference of business relationships in an amount in excess of $2.1 million.
  • Representation of an inventor in patent infringement litigation involving a heart catheter resulting in a jury verdict for client in excess of $14 million. Judgment affirmed on appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

For more details regarding our areas of litigation expertise, please select from the practice area links on the right.

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Michael K. Avery
Shareholder
(405) 270-6012
Sasha L. Beling
Shareholder
(405) 270-6011
Rachel Blue
Shareholder
(918) 574-3007
Timothy J. Bomhoff
Shareholder, Director
(405) 552-2339
Elizabeth Bowersox
Associate
(405) 270-6019
Courtney Bru
Shareholder
(918) 574-3052
Philip R. Bruce
Associate
(405) 552-2390
J. Craig Buchan
Shareholder
(918) 574-3049
Brandon L. Buchanan
Shareholder
(405) 552-2307
Jeremiah L. Buettner
Shareholder
(405) 552-2241
Steven W. Bugg
Shareholder
(405) 552-2216
Brian A. Burget
Shareholder
(405) 552-2205
Colby J. Byrd
Associate
(405) 270-6059
Brita Haugland Cantrell
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(918) 574-3077
Mark D. Christiansen
Attorney
(405) 552-2235
John R. Chubbuck
Associate
(405) 552-2335
Nick Coffey
Associate
(405) 552-2279
Jodi C. Cole
Shareholder
(405) 552-2224
Mary Quinn Cooper
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(918) 574-3065
Todd Court
Shareholder
(405) 552-2330
Ryan N. Cross
Of Counsel
(405) 270-6026
Robert W. Dace
Shareholder
(405) 552-2268
Elizabeth L. Dalton
Shareholder, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2217
Jessica L. Dickerson
Associate
(918) 574-3086
Jodi W. Dishman
Shareholder
(405) 552-2314
Valerie L. Dixon
Associate
(417) 409-6091
Bradley K. Donnell
Shareholder
(405) 552-2308
Clifford C. Dougherty, III
Shareholder
(405) 552-2302
Alex Duncan
Associate
(405) 552-2352
Riane T. Fern
Associate
(405) 552-2315
Roberta B. Fields
Shareholder
(405) 552-2366
Paige Hoster Good
Associate
(405) 552-2340
Kimberly Golden Gore
Of Counsel
(918) 574-3042
Charles Greenough
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader
(918) 574-3005
William D. Hall
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2218
J. Derek Hardberger
Shareholder
(405) 552-2327
Mark A. Hayes, Jr.
Associate
(918) 574-3051
John N. Hermes
Shareholder, General Counsel
(405) 552-2258
Gerald L. Hilsher
Shareholder
(918) 574-3036
Henry D. Hoss
Shareholder, Director
(405) 552-2245
Laurence M. Huffman
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2210
Anna E. Imose
Associate
(918) 574-3048
Elizabeth T. Isaacs
Associate
(405) 552-2303
Jessica John Bowman
Shareholder
(918) 574-3046
Robert J. Joyce
Shareholder
(918) 574-3040
Garry L. Keele, II
Shareholder
(918) 574-3037
John A. Kenney
Shareholder
(405) 552-2244
Harrison M. Kosmider
Associate
(918) 574-3038
Michael J. LaBrie
Shareholder, Director, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2305
Michael F. Lauderdale
Shareholder, Managing Director
(405) 552-2257
William S. Leach
Shareholder
(918) 574-3063
Russell C. Lissuzzo III
Associate
(405) 270-6084
Brandon P. Long
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2328
Laura J. Long
Shareholder
(405) 552-2372
Robert T. Luttrell, III
Of Counsel, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2291
Samanthia Sierakowski Marshall
Of Counsel
(918) 574-3009
Michael D. McClintock
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2213
Cole McLanahan
Associate
(405) 270-6066
Jason A. McVicker
Associate
(918) 574-3067
Samuel J. Merchant
Associate
(405) 270-6027
M. Richard Mullins
Shareholder, General Counsel
(405) 552-2263
Kathy R. Neal
Attorney
(918) 574-3020
Zachary A.P. Oubre
Associate
(405) 270-6023
Julia A. Palmer
Associate
(918) 574-3044
Micah J. Petersen
Associate
(918) 574-3061
Ross Plourde
Shareholder
(405) 552-2277
Tracy A. Poole
Of Counsel
(918) 574-3026
Louis J. Price
Shareholder
(405) 552-2253
Anna C. Proctor
Associate
(918) 574-3053
Dru A. Prosser
Associate
(918) 574-3056
Tony G. Puckett
Shareholder
(405) 552-2251
Jennifer B. Puckett
Associate
(405) 270-6069
Anthony L. Rahhal
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2306
Natalie K. Ramsey
Shareholder
(405) 552-2325
Melissa Revell
Associate
(918) 574-3017
Andrew L. Richardson
Shareholder
(918) 574-3066
Reid E. Robison
Of Counsel
(405) 235-9621
Paul A. Ross
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2383
Emalie L. Rott
Associate
(918) 574-3071
Sherry A. Rozell
Shareholder
(918) 574-3001
Christopher M. Scaperlanda
Shareholder
(405) 552-2356
Ronald T. Shinn Jr.
Shareholder
(405) 552-2323
Kristin M. Simpsen
Shareholder
(405) 552-2395
Vani Singhal
Of Counsel
(918) 574-3055
Barry L. Smith
Shareholder
(918) 574-3015
Mackenzie L. Smith
Associate
(405) 270-6085
Michael F. Smith
Shareholder
(918) 574-3078
Spencer F. Smith
Shareholder
(405) 552-2334
Mark D. Spencer
Shareholder
(405) 552-2368
Patrick L. Stein
Associate
(405) 552-2238
Curtis J. Thomas
Shareholder
(405) 552-2351
Jeff L. Todd
Shareholder, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2269
Alison A. Verret
Associate
(918) 574-3089
Steven E. Ward
Of Counsel
(417) 409-6090
Drew D. Webb
Shareholder
(405) 552-2255
Nathan L. Whatley
Shareholder
(405) 552-2365
Elizabeth Scott Wood
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2270
J. Todd Woolery
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2333
Stanton R. Yeakley
Associate
(918) 574-3032
Harold C. Zuckerman
Shareholder
(918) 574-3064

Paralegals

Maree Adams
Paralegal
(918) 574-3070
Erin K. Clogston
Paralegal
(405) 228-7654
Virginia Coates
Paralegal
(918) 574-3096
Laura J. Dabney
Advanced Certified Paralegal
(918) 574-3080
Toni L. Farrar
Certified Paralegal
(405) 552-2360
Mitzi Hammond
Paralegal
(918) 574-3041
Penni Jones
Litigation Support Specialist
(405) 552-2382
Aja B. Jones
Paralegal
(918) 574-3069
Pamela A. Mappin
Paralegal
(918) 574-3033
Lacey McPherson
Advanced Certified Paralegal
(918) 574-3093
Cindy Porter
Paralegal
(918) 574-3076
Ginger Schones
Paralegal
(405) 228-7625
Stewart W. Snider
Paralegal
(405) 228-7684
Annette Strother
Paralegal
(405) 228-7631
Stephanie R. Wells
Paralegal
(918) 574-3034
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Texas and Oklahoma Case Law Update and Select Cases from Other Jurisdictions

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Texas and Oklahoma Case Law Update and Select Cases from Other Jurisdictions

Annual Dallas Bar Association Oil & Gas Law Seminar
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Oil and Gas Royalty Litigation Update

9th Annual National Oil and Gas Royalty Conference
Houston, TX | 2006

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8th National Oil and Gas Royalty Conference
Houston, TX | 2005

Texas and Oklahoma Case Law Update and Select Cases from Other Jurisdictions

Annual Dallas Bar Association Oil & Gas Law Seminar
Dallas, TX | 2005

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Ernst & Young General Counsel Roundtable
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Annual Meeting of the National Association of Lease and Title Analysts
Austin, TX | 2004

Texas and Oklahoma Case Law Update and Select Cases from Other Jurisdictions

Annual Dallas Bar Association Oil & Gas Law Seminar
Dallas, TX | 2004

An Oklahoma Overview: Case Law Update for the Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Practitioner

Annual Dallas Bar Association Oil & Gas Law Seminar
Dallas, TX | 2003

The Aftermath of Energy Deregulation: What Went Wrong? What Went Right? Who Goes to Jail? Was the Environment Really Affected After All?

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San Francisco, CA | 2003

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Houston, TX | 2002

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Annual Meeting of the National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA)
Oklahoma City, OK | 2002

Class Action Litigation Trends in Energy, Environmental and Enron Litigation

10th Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
Portland, OR | 2002

Oil and Gas Lease Drafting Considerations Regarding the Allocation of Gas Marketing-Related Costs

4th National Oil and Gas Royalty Conference
Houston, TX | 2000

The New Wave of Royalty Owner Lawsuits

4th Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law
Boston, MA | 1999

Gas Balancing Agreements and Litigation

Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies Annual Meeting
Fort Worth, TX | 1999

Current Trends in Class Action Royalty Litigation

40th Annual Institute for Professional Landmen
Dallas, TX | 1999

Recent Royalty Litigation and Industry Responses

7th Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
San Diego, CA | 1999

A Comparison of the Model Form Gas Balancing Agreements – Catching Up with a Changing Market Environment

40th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
San Diego, CA | 1994

Gas Prorationing Laws in the Major Oil & Gas States

First Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law
Ashville, NC | 1993
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Trial lawyer Kimberly Golden Gore joins McAfee & Taft

October 15, 2018

Benchmark Litigation names Cole, Scaperlanda and Simpsen to ‘40 & Under Hot List’ of trial lawyers

July 3, 2018

Five former Newton O’Connor attorneys join McAfee & Taft

The Journal Record | April 19, 2018

Kirk Turner, litigation team join McAfee & Taft

April 17, 2018

Tenth Circuit unanimously rules for leading energy producers in Osage County

April 12, 2018

Benchmark Litigation names McAfee & Taft ‘2018 Oklahoma Firm of the Year’

March 7, 2018

Everyone has a story — Why I’m a lawyer

Tulsa Lawyer | January 1, 2018

McAfee & Taft adds trial lawyers Rozell, Ward and Dixon

December 6, 2017

McAfee & Taft adds litigation paralegal Michelle L. Sanders

November 14, 2017

Senate repeals CFPB’s new arbitration rule, says consumers recover more through arbitration

The Oklahoman | October 31, 2017

Professionalism: It’s a Learning Process

Tulsa Lawyer | October 1, 2017

McAfee & Taft, 19 attorneys honored in 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation

October 5, 2017

International settlement reached in return, display of Pissarro painting

April 28, 2017

Court decision moves law closer to allowing credit card surcharges

The Oklahoman | March 31, 2017

Trial lawyer Alex Duncan joins McAfee & Taft

March 20, 2017

10th Circ. Panel Tosses Oil Co.’s Damages Claims

Law360 | March 15, 2017

Benchmark Litigation names McAfee & Taft ‘2017 Oklahoma Firm of the Year’

February 21, 2017

McAfee & Taft adds litigation paralegal Aja Jones

January 31, 2017

Wiseman, others honored at Trial Advocates’ banquet

The Journal Record | January 24, 2017

McAfee & Taft elects Henry Hoss to 2017 board of directors

January 24, 2017

First National Center sale closes

The Oklahoman | January 11, 2017

Commercial drones may warrant various types of insurance coverage

The Oklahoman | January 5, 2017

Enid pediatrician alleges defamation by Tulsa doctor, political group for her stance on vaccinations

Tulsa World | December 23, 2016

TU Law honors Henry Hoss with 2016 Outstanding Senior Alumni Award

November 2, 2016

Gun website Armslist wins in Azana shooting case

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | November 1, 2016

McAfee & Taft, 19 attorneys honored in 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation

October 19, 2016

Michael F. Smith appointed editor of Defense Counsel Journal

September 13, 2016

McAfee & Taft elects Courtney Bru and Craig Buchan shareholders

August 2, 2016

New turnpikes can raise land values for some, lower them for others

The Journal Record | March 18, 2016

Employment attorney Paige Hoster Good joins firm

February 23, 2016

ARC Yield Lawsuits Possible

DTN/Progressive Farmer | February 9, 2016

McAfee & Taft adds paralegals Stephanie Wells and Alessa French

December 21, 2015

McAfee & Taft, 20 attorneys honored in 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation

November 2, 2015

Associates Riane Fern, Anna Lukeman join firm

September 24, 2015

Mark Christiansen to present on frac litigation at 61st Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute

June 19, 2015

Rules give guidance in merging of extrinsic documents in contracts

The Oklahoman | May 20, 2015

The $11M Lesson in Telephone Consumer Protection Compliance

Corporate Counsel | April 8, 2015

New prescription limitation law lacks guidance on illegal action

The Oklahoman | April 7, 2015

Christiansen quoted on status of Oklahoma royalty law

The Oklahoman | January 23, 2015

State Supreme Court rules out forced arbitration in deaths

The Oklahoman | October 31, 2014

Veteran litigator Bill Leach inducted in prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers

September 15, 2014

Legal challenge brewing over delay in key crop insurance provision

Agri-Pulse | August 27, 2014

Archbishop Sues Satanists for Return of Consecrated Host

Courthouse News Service | August 21, 2014

Courtney Bru and Craig Buchan join McAfee & Taft

August 13, 2014

Controversial slip-and-fall case raises business owners’ exposure

The Oklahoman | August 5, 2014

Court nixes Utah ban on same-sex marriage

The Journal Record | June 26, 2014

State products liability law shields manufacturers, sellers

The Oklahoman | May 30, 2014

Trial lawyer Jason A. McVicker joins McAfee & Taft

May 1, 2014

McAfee & Taft expands Energy and Oil & Gas Group, adds litigators Todd Woolery, Jodi Cole

December 18, 2013

Proposed Innovation Act would target abuse of patent litigation

The Oklahoman | November 15, 2013

Oklahoma Bar Association honors Reid Robison with Neil E. Bogan Professionalism Award

November 14, 2013

Mary Quinn Cooper listed among ‘Top 250 Women in Litigation’ by Benchmark Litigation

July 13, 2013

Trial lawyer Christopher Scaperlanda joins firm

Oklahoma City, OK | April 8, 2013

Michael Smith elected OBA Appellate Practice Section chairperson-elect

February 12, 2013

Mismanaged attendance software can lead to liability

The Oklahoman | December 28, 2012

Trial lawyer Jodi Warmbrod Dishman joins firm

October 16, 2012

Patrick Stein joins Litigation Group at McAfee & Taft

September 18, 2012

Mitzi Hammond joins McAfee & Taft as litigation paralegal

July 31, 2012

Veteran trial lawyer joins McAfee & Taft

April 26, 2012

McAfee & Taft acquires Eldridge Cooper Steichen & Leach, expands Tulsa office

October 1, 2011

Michael K. Avery joins McAfee & Taft as litigation associate

October 25, 2010

Jessica John Bowman joins McAfee & Taft as litigation associate

October 11, 2010

Federal judge verifies $14.2 million verdict in Oklahoma bottled water case

The Oklahoman | August 26, 2010

Bill would add transparency to attorney contracts

The Journal Record | April 23, 2010

High court won’t hear inequitable conduct patent feud

Law360 | January 25, 2010

Reid Robison selected as Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

July 29, 2009

Cardiologist’s IP suit v. Medtronic gets go-ahead

Law360 | May 26, 2009

Local patent dispute gains national attention

Law360 | May 20, 2009

McAfee & Taft Names Buchanan New Shareholder

January 5, 2009

Benchmark Litigation Gives McAfee & Taft Top Marks

December 1, 2008

An appetite for deduction: Mary Quinn Cooper, born trial lawyer

Oklahoma Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2008 | October 1, 2008

McAfee & Taft attorneys win ‘extraordinary’ remedy for oil and gas producers

October 6, 2008

John Kenney Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

October 2, 2008

Firm obtains summary judgement for Oklahoma Goodwill Industries

July 1, 2008

Paralegal Pam Mappin Joins McAfee & Taft

May 22, 2008

Thwarted sale of 50 Penn Place ends up in court

The Oklahoman | February 29, 2008

Patent case ends with $1.54 million judgment

The Oklahoman | October 3, 2007

Paralegal Erin Clogston Joins McAfee & Taft

September 25, 2007

Tim Bomhoff Selected as Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

August 22, 2007

Long outlines Geico case ruling

The Journal Record | July 6, 2007

Justices grapple on handling precedents

The Journal Record | July 5, 2007

Patently ‘obvious’: attorneys unravel KSR v. Teleflex

The Journal Record | May 10, 2007

Annexation by Durant challenged

The Oklahoman | April 20, 2007

Robison interviewed on successful defense of former executive on violation of federal kickback and securities laws

The Dark Report | July 24, 2006

Jury rules for cardiologist

The Journal Record | June 7, 2006

Jeff Todd quoted in The Journal Record on eminent domain ruling

The Journal Record | July 14, 2005

Jeff Todd to Address Oklahoma Cattlemen on U.S. Supreme Court’s Eminent Domain Ruling

July 13, 2005

Penni Jones Receives Top Honors from COALA

June 15, 2005

John A. Kenney Honored for Professionalism by Ginsburg American Inn of Court

June 7, 2005

John Hermes Named to List of Nation’s Leading Litigators

May 19, 2005

Brandon L. Buchanan joins McAfee & Taft

April 14, 2005

McAfee & Taft to Host Roundtable on ‘Trademark Fair Use’

January 12, 2005

Spencer Smith joins McAfee & Taft

December 3, 2004
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