Joseph H. Bocock: Lawyer with McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation

Joseph H. Bocock

Oklahoma City,  OK  U.S.A.
Phone(405) 552-2256

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Healthcare Law
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Administrative Proceedings
  • Agriculture Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Condemnation, Eminent Domain and Landowner Rights
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense
  • Energy and Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Agriculture and Equine
  • Energy and Oil & Gas
  • Healthcare
University Dartmouth College, A.B., Government, with highest distinction, magna cum laude, 1975
Law SchoolUniversity of Oklahoma, J.D., 1978 Order of the Coif, Board of Editors, Oklahoma Law Review
Admitted1978, Oklahoma; U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Organizations and Memberships

•Oklahoma County Bar Association

•Oklahoma Bar Association

•American Bar Association

•Oklahoma Bar Foundation (Fellow)

•William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench)


Joseph H. Bocock's practice concentrates in commercial litigation/arbitration. He has extensive experience in disputes involving real estate, landowner rights and condemnations, oil & gas, securities, wholesaling, insurance/risk management and debtor/creditor transactions. Joe, who splits his time almost evenly as an advocate in arbitration and traditional civil litigation, has established himself as one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the Southwest in the field of commercial arbitration and regularly tries arbitrations nationwide. His role as an advocate in civil litigation includes extensive experience in class action disputes, complex business matters and federal practice. In each of these areas of practice he has extensive experience as an appellate lawyer in state and federal courts.

Joe has published more than 25 articles related to his practice in the areas of evidence, discovery, sanctions, trial practice, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, director and officer liability, creditors' rights, securities and mechanics liens. He is a frequent lecturer to industry groups, law schools and attorneys and has made over 30 appearances in that capacity. In 1993 he was given the Earl Sneed Award by the Oklahoma Bar Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution to continuing legal education.

Joe's achievements as a trial lawyer have earned him inclusion inChambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business,The Best Lawyers in America(commercial litigation, eminent domain and condemnation law, real estate litigation and securities litigation),Oklahoma Super LawyersandBenchmark Litigation. He was selected byBest Lawyersas the Oklahoma City Eminent Domain and Condemnation Lawyer of the Year for 2014, an honor only given to a single lawyer in each legal specialty in each community.


•Strategies for effectively settling the eminent domain action on behalf of the landowner


•McAfee & Taft litigator quoted in feature on young associate work in courtrooms
The Journal Record- June 26, 2008

•Joe Bocock featured in bar association publication
Briefcase- March 1, 2008

Reported CasesREPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE : Successfully represented clients nationwide in business arbitration disputes concerning breach of contract, fraud, products liability, securities claims and real estate related issues.;Successfully represented clients in almost every form of oil & gas industry related disputes.;Successfully represented both creditors and debtors in a full range of creditors' rights issues.;Successfully represented major national wholesalers in the food, apparel and sporting goods industries for over two decades.;Successfully represented clients in all forms of real estate related litigation, including land use and zoning disputes, condemnations, title disputes, partition actions, foreclosures and receiverships.;Extensive experience in class action litigation.;Successfully won appeals concerning all areas of his practice.;Obtained defense verdict in favor of an independent oil and gas company in a lawsuit involving allegations of violations of the Oklahoma Trade Secrets Act and Lanham Act as well as tortious interference, fraud, conversion, civil conspiracy, and negligent supervision and entrustment.

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Joseph H. Bocock

211 North Robinson
Oklahoma CityOK 73102-7103


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