Best Lawyers has recognized three of the firm's principals as 2016 "Lawyers of the Year" in their respective regions/practices areas. Based on peer reviews, only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
McKool Smith's 2016 honorees include:
- J. Michael Hennigan – Litigation: Real Estate (Metro area: Los Angeles, CA)
- Sam Baxter – Litigation: Patent (Metro area: Tyler, TX)
- Courtland Reichman – Litigation: Intellectual Property (Metro area: San Jose, CA)
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become widely regarded as one of the definitive guides to legal excellence. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 79,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote, and more than 6.2 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
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