McKool Smith is pleased to announce that two attorneys from the firm's Austin and Houston offices have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers 2014 Texas Rising Stars listing.

The Rising Stars list is comprised of the top up-and-coming Texas attorneys who are under 40 years of age or have been in practice for less than a decade. The full Rising Stars list appears in the April 2014 issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines.

McKool Smith’s 2014 Texas Rising Stars include:


  • Josh Budwin, Principal, Austin, Intellectual Property Litigation


With more than 185 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 eight 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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