Law360 recognized McKool Smith in its inaugural listing of Texas Powerhouse law firms. The firm was applauded for having “108 litigators in Texas who consistently bring home mega-verdicts – eight in the past eight years of $100 million or more, on top of another eight eight-figure wins.”
The Law360 Texas Powerhouse firm listing is comprised of 13 “nationally recognized brands that have established themselves as forces to be reckoned with in Texas.”
The article credits the vision that McKool Smith founders Mike McKool and Phil Smith had when they decided to launch a litigation boutique in Dallas 23 years ago after recognizing that a “firm that worked on the basis of alternative fees and focused strictly on litigation could be successful.” McKool Smith has since earned a reputation as one of the country’s leading trial firms, and expanded to eight offices across California, New York, Texas, and Washington, DC.
In discussing some of the factors that distinguish McKool Smith from other law firms, firm Co-Founder and Chairman Mike McKool explains that “The people who hire litigation departments see our record of success as something that makes them feel safe and positive about their litigation,” noting that the firm tried 15 cases in 2013 alone.
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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.