Henry Hoss (JD '85)

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2016 Outstanding Senior Alumnus

Henry Hoss is a trial lawyer at McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City. Hoss practices primarily in the areas of construction litigation and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing contractors, architects and owners in construction litigation, arbitration and mediation; manufacturers in products liability disputes; and buyers and sellers in commercial litigation involving the purchase and sale of aircraft. As a result of his construction litigation experience, Henry has also developed expertise in preparing and negotiating construction contracts.

Henry has been involved in several high-profile cases involving construction litigation and products liability. In the landmark case of Christian v. Gray, 2003 OK 10, 65 P.3d 591, he represented a defendant in an action where the Oklahoma Supreme Court adopted the Daubert standards for expert witnesses. The Daubert standards were subsequently used to exclude the plaintiffs’ expert witness on causation leading to dismissal of the lawsuit and more than a dozen other lawsuits that had been filed against the defendant arising out of the same occurrence.

As part of his practice, Henry also serves as leader of the firm’s Subrogation Recovery Services litigation team of lawyers. His achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (commercial litigation, construction law, construction litigation) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.

Prior to entering law school, Henry obtained his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.