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McKool Smith received numerous accolades in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings recently released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The firm achieved "Tier 1" national rankings for many areas of litigation including Commercial, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Patent, Real Estate, Regulatory Enforcement, and Securities as well as other top rankings across practices areas nationwide and in metropolitan areas.

Achieving a high “Best Law Firms” ranking by clients and peers is a special distinction that signals a combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.  The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the "Best Law Firms" stand alone publication, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 general counsel and 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.

Below are the complete McKool Smith national and metropolitan rankings:

National Rankings:

Tier 1

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities

Tier 2

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtow Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

Tier 3

  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Tax 

Metropolitan Rankings:

Tier 1

Austin

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

Dallas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Tax

Los Angeles

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate

New York City

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Tier 2

Dallas

  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Real Estate

Houston

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Los Angeles

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Securities

New York City

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Securities

Tier 3

Houston

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

The rankings in their entirety are available here

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. 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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