News

Trial lawyer Jodi Warmbrod Dishman joins firm

October 16, 2012

Jodi Warmbrod Dishman, an experienced trial and appeals lawyer and former law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, has joined the Litigation Group at McAfee & Taft, the state’s largest law firm. Her state and federal litigation and arbitration practice is focused on complex business litigation, class actions, insurance litigation, securities litigation, and appeals.

She is admitted to practice in all state courts in Oklahoma and Texas, U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Oklahoma and the Southern District of Illinois, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to returning to Oklahoma, Dishman was a litigator with the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where she was named Pro Bono Associate of the Year for the firm’s San Antonio office for her work on a successful appeal before the Fifth Circuit on a constitutional issue concerning the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and as a “Rising Star” lawyer by Scene in S.A. magazine. Her prior career experience also includes serving as a law clerk for then-Chief Judge Carolyn Dineen King and Judge Edward C. Prado, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

The Edmond, Oklahoma, native graduated summa cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2005, where she was editor-in-chief of the Oklahoma Law Review and the recipient of the College of Law’s and Oklahoma Bar Association’s awards for most outstanding graduate. Dishman graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. degree in 2002 from Southern Methodist University, where she served as student body president and was the recipient of the university’s prestigious “M” Award.

McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal and 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. The firm employs nearly 350 Oklahomans, including 180 attorneys, and has offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.