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McKool Smith has received numerous accolades in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings recently released by U.S. News - Best Lawyers. The firm received 27 “Tier 1” rankings, including nine national practice area rankings and 18 regional practice area rankings across multiple areas, including Securities, Patent, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Regulatory Enforcement, and Commercial Litigation, among others.

Achieving a high “Best Law Firms” ranking by clients and peers is a special distinction that signals a combination of the firm’s 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 2015 McKool Smith national and metropolitan rankings:

National Rankings:

Tier 1

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities

Tier 2

  • Litigation - Tax

Tier 3

  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Metropolitan Rankings:

Tier 1

Austin

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

Dallas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 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 - 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 - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Securities

Tier 3

Houston

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

 New York City

  • Litigation - Antitrust

The rankings in their entirety are available here.

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 eight 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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