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McKool Smith’s successes have earned The Legal 500’s recognition as a top tier U.S. firm for patent litigation.  According to the directory, McKool Smith’s patent litigation practice is “very effective and very responsive.”

Several of the firm’s attorneys are also recommended by the publication. Co-founder and Chairman Mike McKool is recognized for his “excellent judgment” and his strength in maintaining client relationships.  Douglas Cawley is described as being “as good a courtroom lawyer in front of a jury as any ever seen; very practical, easygoing, and cost-effective.”  Ted Stevenson receives accolades for being “very smart and dedicated,” while Courtland Reichman is lauded for his “sound pragmatic advice.” Firm principals Sam Baxter and Roderick Dorman are also recognized as leading lawyers.

Published for over twenty years, The Legal 500 series provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on legal services providers in over 100 countries.  The publication is used by commercial and private clients, corporate counsel, CEOs, and professional advisers - as well as by other referrers of work both nationally and internationally. 

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