- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Associate, Washington, D.C.
McKool Smith is one of the world’s best trial firms, and its entrepreneurial spirit aligns perfectly with my career goals. Since joining the Firm, I have been given vital roles on plaintiff-side litigations and maintained my high-stakes defense-side litigation practice.
- Associate, Houston
"Within days of joining McKool Smith, I joined the litigation team for a multi-billion dollar case; within weeks I was preparing for and attending multiple depositions. The work at McKool Smith is both challenging and rewarding. It is one of the reasons I was drawn to the firm during my job search—at McKool Smith you are not just another associate, you are an integral member of a powerful litigation team."
- Associate, Austin
"McKool Smith is a great place to be a young attorney. I was drawn to the firm’s high-stakes plaintiff-side litigation work. Litigation teams are organized with the idea that everyone will have something to contribute. This structure means I'm responsible for tasks that I find more interesting."