• Eliza Beeney
    Associate, New York

    I chose McKool Smith because I wanted substantive opportunities at a junior level, and my first two years at the firm have far exceeded my expectations.  In my first 6 months at McKool Smith, I first chaired a half dozen depositions in three different cases, wrote complicated and interesting briefs from cover to cover, and participated in a handful of court appearances. 

  • Carson Young
    Associate, Dallas

    McKool Smith offers young lawyers tremendous opportunity and responsibility. As a first year lawyer, I went to trial three times. Despite being a junior member of the team, I oversaw trial briefing, stood up in court to argue evidentiary disputes, and was even given the opportunity to conduct the direct examination of a key fact witness.

  • Makenna Miller
    Associate, Los Angeles

    The close-knit collaboration between partners and associates at McKool Smith fosters quality training and early opportunities for young attorneys like myself.  Further, McKool Smith’s general “free-market” approach to practice groups allows me the opportunity to get involved in a broad range of practice areas in varying jurisdictions.

  • Blake Burley
    Associate, Dallas

    As I considered the best firms to work after my clerkship, I focused on finding a place in which I would genuinely be given the opportunity and the requisite training to do substantial legal work while still an associate. Now, having worked at McKool Smith for even the short time that I have, the firm has already provided me more opportunities than I thought possible.

  • Clare Churchman
    Associate, Dallas

    I chose McKool Smith because it provides substantive and meaningful opportunities for young lawyers, and because there is a culture of mentorship and collaboration that pushes you to be the best advocate that you can be. The partners and senior associates are heavily invested in helping young lawyers be assets to each team they are on, and the wide range of case opportunities allows young lawyers to gain experience with many different areas of law.

  • Kenneth Scott
    Associate, Austin

    I joined McKool Smith because I believed that the firm wanted me to succeed and grow into a great lawyer. The opportunities I’m provided today reflect that belief. As a first year attorney, I‘ve become deeply involved in and responsible for my cases, and I can see that the work I do every day has a material effect on our success.

  • Tyler Freeman
    Associate, Dallas

    McKool Smith is a collegial environment of master litigators. As a junior-level associate, you are given the opportunity to immediately contribute on your team—whether it be through brief writing or oral advocacy. If you love litigation and wish to learn from the best, then this is the law firm for you.

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