Attorneys from the Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and New York offices of McKool Smith have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 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 4.4 million detailed peer evaluations.

McKool Smith's 2013 Best Lawyers are listed below, along with the categories/practice areas in which they are highlighted:

  • Sam Baxter (Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, IP, Patent, M&A, and Securities)
  • Douglas A. Cawley (Litigation: IP and Patent)
  • Gary Cruciani (Litigation: Commercial, Tax, Banking & Finance, M&A, and Securities)
  • Kirk Dillman (Litigation: Commercial)
  • Lew LeClair (Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Bankruptcy, IP, Patent and Securities)
  • Robert Manley (Litigation: IP and Securities)
  • Mike McKool (Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Banking & Finance, IP, M&A, Patent, and Securities)
  • Steve Pollinger (Litigation: IP and Patent)
  • Hugh Ray ( Litigation: Bankruptcy; and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law)

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