Who We Are

What Sets Us Apart

GENERALISTS WHO ARE SPECIALISTS
We have a different perspective from many of our peers. In a world of increasing specialization, the most effective lawyers master their legal specialty, but are “generalists,” with wide-ranging experience in handling many different types of cases. We have seen nearly every type of commercial dispute from almost every vantage point.

OFFENSE AND DEFENSE
Unlike many business litigation practices, we regularly represent both plaintiffs and defendants. We have a strong track record of defending leading companies in bet-the-company litigation. On the plaintiff’s side, we have recovered billions of dollars for our clients.  Whichever side we are on, we are committed to successfully guiding companies and individuals through their most complex legal and business disputes.

INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO COMPLEX BUSINESS DISPUTES
Our firm employs an interdisciplinary team approach to solve complex business and legal problems. We rely on the specialized skills of both our trial lawyers and our in-house financial consultants to evaluate complex problems and formulate innovative solutions and creative legal strategies. Unlike many law firms, we understand that litigation has to both achieve a business objective and make economic sense, taking into account the costs involved in the litigation process. Our client-focused approach allows us to quickly assess the financial side of cases and provide advice on the most efficient way to proceed long before expert witnesses are typically engaged in a matter.

NATIONAL PRESENCE
With over 185 trial lawyers operating across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, McKool Smith is prepared to handle any type of dispute.  Our attorneys function as a unified team, and share expertise and resources across offices and practice areas to deliver the highest levels of service. This approach allows clients to benefit from our national presence, reputation, and bench strength.