McKool Smith is recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global for having a leading intellectual property litigation practice in the United States. The publication also recognizes firm co-Founder and Chairman, Mike McKool, and principal J. Michael Hennigan as leading U.S. trial lawyers. Mike McKool scored an additional ranking as a leading U.S. lawyer for intellectual property litigation.
Chambers Global rankings are determined through extensive research and interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients worldwide to identify the world's most esteemed legal practitioners. The results are audited independently and are based on a range of professional qualities most valued by clients.
With more than 180 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Since 2006, the firm has secured nine nine-figure jury verdicts and ten eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last ten 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 clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.