Attorneys from the Dallas, Austin, Houston, New York and California offices of McKool Smith have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of "Best Lawyers in America.Best Lawyers is an annual referral guide which lists outstanding U.S. attorneys.  Lawyers are selected based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 3.9 million detailed peer evaluations.

Our 2012 Best Lawyers are listed below along with the categories/practice areas they are highlighted in:

Sam Baxter(Litigation - Bet-the-Company, Commercial, IP, Patent, M&A, and Securities)

Doug Cawley (Litigation - IP and Patent)

Gary Cruciani (Litigation - Commercial, Tax, Banking & Finance, M&A, Real Estate, and Securities)

Lew LeClair (Litigation - Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Bankruptcy, IP, Patent and Securities)

Robert Manley (Litigation - Commercial)

Mike McKool (Litigation - Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Banking & Finance, IP, M&A, Patent, and Securities)

Steve Pollinger (Litigation - IP)

Hugh Ray (Debtor and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization, and Litigation - Bankruptcy)

With more than 165 litigators working across offices in New York, Washington, DC, Texas and California, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has been recognized by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch for winning more Top 100 Verdicts than any other U.S. law firm during the past five years. McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense. 

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