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McKool Smith has received numerous accolades in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings recently released by U.S. News - Best Lawyers. The firm received 27 “Tier 1” rankings, including seven national practice area rankings and 20 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 2019 McKool Smith national and metropolitan rankings:

National Tier 1

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities

National Tier 2

  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Metropolitan Tier 1

Austin

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

Dallas/Fort Worth

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

Houston

  • Litigation - Patent

Los Angeles

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities

New York City

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Tyler

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

Metropolitan Tier 2

Houston

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

New York City

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

San Francisco

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

Metropolitan Tier 3

Houston

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Construction Law
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