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McKool Smith received 28 Tier 1 rankings in the “Best Law Firm” 2021 Edition, published by U.S. News-Best Lawyers. Within the 28 Tier 1 rankings, five are national practice areas and 23 are metropolitan practice areas. The firm’s Commercial Litigation practice was promoted to the highest Tier 1 national ranking, joining the firm’s Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Patent, and Securities that are in the same tier.

Achieving a high “Best Law Firms” ranking by clients and peers is a special distinction that signals a combination of the firm’s excellence and breadth of expertise. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the "Best Law Firms" stand-alone publication, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 general counsel and 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.

Below are the complete 2021 McKool Smith national and metropolitan rankings:

National Tier 1

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Securities

National Tier 2

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Real Estate

National Tier 3

  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Metropolitan Tier 1

Austin

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

Dallas/Fort Worth

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Securities

Houston

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Patent

Los Angeles

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities

New York City

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Tyler

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Metropolitan Tier 2

Los Angeles

  • Litigation - Insurance

New York City

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Metropolitan Tier 3

Houston

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Construction Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Oil & Gas Law

Los Angeles

  • Insurance Law
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