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McAfee & Taft

Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 1OklahomaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Large, multitalented group equipped to advise on the management of large, complex disputes both within and outside Oklahoma. Versatile skill set includes specialized expertise in supporting the representation of clients from the medical and insurance sectors and the handling of product liability litigation and bad faith claims. Praised for its excellence in commercial defense matters and readiness to try cases. Well versed in providing representation for clients in the transportation market.

Strengths

A client likes that the team is "very responsive" and asserts that its "highly competent representation is probably the best you can find in Oklahoma."

Another client states: "McAfee & Taft is an outstanding law firm; they provide top-notch legal services and are very economical. I can't think of a finer law firm."

A third client says simply: "They are top-class in every respect."

Work highlights

Advised the Saint Francis Health System on negotiations and an arbitration concerning whether a newly constructed and licensed emergency room should be added to the participating hospital agreement with its health insurance network.

Notable practitioners

Drew Neville is widely renowned for his leading civil and white-collar criminal defense litigation practice.
"He's an excellent litigator and thinks bigger than the mere case. In other words, he pulls in implications to the larger picture in strategy and approach. He is also very open to feedback and insight." "I've had some delightful conversations with him and know his preeminent reputation."

Mary Quinn Cooper is a go-to litigator for clients such as automotive companies facing large-scale product liability claims, offering notable experience in class actions. She is also well equipped to handle insurance-related disputes.

William Leach is well regarded for his handling of personal injury claims and class action litigation. He often acts on behalf of insurers.
"He's a preeminent trial lawyer; if you were suddenly on the eve of trial and your lead trial lawyer fell ill then he's someone I'd recommend as a last-minute replacement; he could try a case in his sleep."

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Oklahoma

Litigation: General Commercial


Drew Neville
Band 1
Mary Quinn Cooper
Band 1
William S Leach
Band 3