McKool Smith attorneys have earned spots on 2007 the listing of “Best Lawyers in America.”

The following McKool Smith principals, including firm founder and chairman Mike McKool Jr., were selected for listings:

·        Samuel F. Baxter, Dallas/Marshall, Commercial Litigation

·        Jeffrey Carter, Dallas, Intellectual Property

·        Douglas Cawley, Dallas, Intellectual Property

·        Lewis T. LeClair, Dallas, Commercial Litigation

·        Mike McKool Jr., Dallas, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation

·        T. Gordon White, Austin, Intellectual Property

Mr. McKool received special distinction in the rankings, earning spots in both the “Bet-the Company” and “Commercial Litigation” categories. 

“To have so many of our attorneys named to this extremely selective list is a great honor,” says Mr. McKool. “It’s a testament to the kind of work we do that other attorneys that we work with would select us for these awards.”

“The Best Lawyers in America” (, published biennially by Woodward/White, Inc., is the leading national benchmark of go-to counsel.  More than 4,000 law firms and hundreds of the world’s largest corporations subscribe to this unique publication.  The current edition is based on an extensive peer-review survey of thousands of attorneys, resulting in more than 2 million detailed evaluations of individual lawyers around the country.

The Best Lawyers listing will appear this fall in a special section of the Washington Post Magazine, Los Angeles Times and New York magazine.  The list also will appear in American Lawyer Media publications like Corporate Counsel magazine.

McKool Smith has more than 90 attorneys in Dallas, Washington, D.C., Austin and Marshall, Texas, handling commercial and intellectual property litigation for national and international clients.  The firm is recognized as one of the premier litigation law firms in the United States, having earned significant courtroom victories for clients such as Electronic Data Systems, BearingPoint, Ericsson, Medtronic, Inc. and National Instruments.

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