- Associate, New York
"I chose McKool Smith knowing that I would work harder and gain more experience than anywhere else, and I was right. Within two months of passing the bar, I was sitting in a courtroom listening to the testimony of a witness I had prepped for trial. Several months later, I was in a different courtroom arguing pre-trial motions and helping select a jury. Though we’re not always in the courtroom, the days spent brainstorming strategy or drafting dispositive motions bring their own satisfaction. Even the most stressful tasks are bearable with the right team, and I’ve been lucky to work with leaders at McKool Smith who value everyone’s input."
At McKool Smith, we invest in your success through ongoing training and development. Firm leaders work directly with new associates to learn best practices for taking and defending depositions, legal writing, interacting with clients and opposing counsel, courtroom advocacy, and developing a case from start to finish. Experienced lawyers and business support professionals benefit from a wide range of career development options.
We believe that associates become trial lawyers by actually practicing law. There are McKool Smith associates who have taken depositions two weeks after passing the bar exam, drafted and argued summary judgment motions during their first year at the firm, and examined their first witness at trial in their second year at the firm.
In addition, we offer each of our professionals constructive feedback as well as a truly collaborative firm culture that supports you every step of the way. From state-of-the-art technology to in-depth professional development programs, you’ll find all the tools you need to flourish in your career. Because when our people excel, we all benefit.