Mike McKool, co-Founder and Chairman of McKool Smith, and firm principal J. Michael Hennigan have been recognized as leading U.S. trial lawyers in the 2013 edition of Chambers Global. The publication also recognizes Mr. McKool as a leading U.S. lawyer for intellectual property litigation.
Chambers Global rankings are determined through extensive research and interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients worldwide to identify the world's most esteemed legal practitioners. The results are audited independently and are based on a range of professional qualities most valued by clients. Only 59 attorneys in the nation are included in the publication's covered ranking of leading trial lawyers.
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.