McKool Smith has recently been recognized by both Law360 and The National Law Journal as one of the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country.
In selecting honorees for its “Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms” feature, Law360 looked for firms that secured outstanding courtroom wins in high-profile or complex cases over the last two years. As noted in Law360, “Since June 2011, McKool Smith has won more than $1 billion in verdicts and judgments for its clients, a figure that does not include settlements.” These victories include:
- a $391 million judgment for Versata, which was affirmed by the Federal Circuit;
- a $368 million verdict for VirnetX;
- a $225 million judgment for the State of Hawaii;
- a $55 million judgment for the City of San Antonio and 172 additional Texas cities; and,
- a $16.8 million judgment for Summit 6.
Also, the firm’s $290 million judgment for i4i against Microsoft was unanimously affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 9, 2011.
The National Law Journal compiled its annual “Plaintiffs’ Hotlist” by selecting firms that scored at least one significant plaintiff’s win over the past year and demonstrated a track record of success. As the report mentions, McKool Smith has secured “seven nine-figure patent verdicts during the past seven years.”
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. The firm has 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.