Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys, has ranked McKool Smith as a national Tier 1 intellectual property firm in its 2015 edition. The firm is also ranked as a highly recommended litigation firm in Texas and described as “smart, efficient, and extremely effective in trial.”

Firm Co-founder and Chairman, Mike McKool is ranked nationally as an Intellectual Property "litigation star" along with principals Sam Baxter and Douglas A. Cawley

The firm's attorneys are ranked as regional "litigation stars" in their respective states, and two are ranked as a "future star," including:


  • Lew LeClair (Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property)
  • Mike McKool (Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property)

Benchmark Litigation is the only directory to focus exclusively on the U.S. litigation market. The publication's identification of the leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms is the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Benchmark Litigation is published by Euromoney Institutional Investor, a leading international business-to-business media group.

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