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24 McKool Smith Principals have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and 13 attorneys chosen for "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch."

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and over 10 million evaluations are received on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific areas of practice. To learn more about Best Lawyers, please visit http://www.bestlawyers.com.

Austin:


  • Kat Li (Ones to Watch: IP and Patent)
  • James Quigley (Ones to Watch: Commercial, IP, and Patent)

Dallas:

  • Douglas Cawley (Litigation: Commercial, IP, and Patent)
  • Gary Cruciani (Litigation: Commercial, M&A, and Securities); 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Lew LeClair (Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Bankruptcy, Insurance Law, Banking and Finance, IP, Patent, and Securities)
  • Robert Manley (Litigation: IP, Commercial, IP, and Patent)
  • Mike McKool (Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Banking & Finance, IP, M&A, Patent, and Securities);
  • Ashley Moore (Litigation: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, IP, and Patent)
  • David Sochia (Litigation: IP and Patent)
  • Ted Stevenson (Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, IP, Patent, and Trade Secrets); 2020 Dallas “Lawyer of the Year” for IP Litigation
  • Avery Williams (Litigation: Commercial Litigation) *Debut Ranking

Houston:

  • J. Wiley George (Litigation: Commercial, and Construction Law)
  • Bill LaFuze (Litigation: IP, Patent, Trade Secret Law)
  • Hugh M. Ray (Litigation: Bankruptcy; and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Willie Wood (Litigation: Commercial, Mass Tort/ Class Actions-Defendants, Oil and Gas Law)

Los Angeles:

Marshall

New York:

  • Hugh Ray (Litigation: Bankruptcy; and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Ken Frenchman (Insurance Law)
  • Gayle Klein (Litigation: Commercial)

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