McKool Smith has been ranked as one of the nation’s leading IP litigation firms in Managing Intellectual Property’s inaugural edition of “IP Stars,” a legal directory that provides a state-by-state analysis of the U.S. IP market. The firm also received four regional rankings, including:

  • “Highly Recommended” in California
  • “Highly Recommended” in Texas
  • “Recommended” in New York
  • “Recommended” in Washington, DC.

The firm’s principals have been recognized as “IP Stars,” including:

To compile the rankings information, Managing IP researchers conducted more than 1,000 interviews and surveys with law firm partners in the United States. Researchers also identified top practitioners and law firm practices by speaking to clients, leading in-house counsel, and reviewing public information and media coverage.

The distinction is a new addition this year to the World IP Handbook and Survey published by Managing IP, and highlights the country's leading intellectual property attorneys nominated by their peers and in-house counsel. Inclusion is based on surveys and interviews conducted by the magazine, and the listings are available online at

With more than 175 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Over the past seven years, the firm has secured seven nine-figure jury verdicts, as well as seven eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last five 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 leading clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters. 

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