DALLAS – The national commercial litigation and intellectual property law firm of McKool Smith is home to attorneys who have earned spots on the prestigious listing of The Best Lawyers in America.

The McKool Smith principals recognized on the 2008 Best Lawyers list and the areas of practice where are honored include:

·        Sam Baxter - Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law

·        Jeffrey A. Carter - Intellectual Property Law

·        Douglas Cawley - Intellectual Property Law

·        Lewis T. LeClair - Commercial Litigation

·        Mike McKool - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

·        T. Gordon White - Intellectual Property Law

Three principals were recognized in multiple categories. Mr. McKool earned spots in both the “Bet-the Company” and “Commercial Litigation” categories, while Mr. Baxter was recognized in the “Intellectual Property” and “Commercial Litigation” categories.

“To have nearly 10 percent of our attorneys recognized on the Best Lawyers list is certainly special,” says Mr. McKool, co-founder of McKool Smith. “This honor is especially gratifying, considering that it is based largely on what other lawyers think of our work.”

The Best Lawyers in America (www.bestlawyers.com), published by Woodward/White Inc., is an annual guide to the country’s leading attorneys. To compile the listing, Best Lawyers researchers conducted an extensive peer-review survey of thousands of attorneys, resulting in more than 2 million detailed evaluations of individual lawyers around the country.

McKool Smith has more than 95 attorneys in Dallas, Austin, Marshall, New York and Washington, D.C., 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 American Airlines, BearingPoint, Ericsson, Electronic Data Systems, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic Inc., and Sony Ericsson.

For more information, please visit the firm Web site at www.mckoolsmith.com, or contact Bruce Vincent at 214-559-4630 or Bruce@androvett.com.

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