Managing IP has named McKool Smith the U.S. “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year” and Principal Ted Stevenson “Outstanding IP Litigator - Texas” for its 2020 North America Awards. McKool Smith was also named the top patent litigation firm in the southern United States.
To select the honored firms and attorneys, Managing IP’s team of researchers conducted hundreds of interviews with IP practitioners and IP owners in North America. Based on the research, shortlists of firms and leading individuals that had an outstanding year in various categories were chosen and the winners were announced.
With 165 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Since 2006, the firm has secured 11 nine-figure jury verdicts and 14 eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal “Top 100 Verdicts” over the last 10 years than any other law firm in the country. Courtroom successes like these have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith represents clients in complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.