DALLAS – McKool Smith is pleased to announce the induction of firm principal Sam F. Baxter as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  

Mr. Baxter, who practices in the firm’s Dallas and Marshall offices, is routinely recognized by his peers and the media as one of the top courtroom lawyers in the country.  

A former District Judge and Harrison County (Texas) District Attorney, Mr. Baxter has secured numerous courtroom victories for major corporations including Ericsson, Medtronic Inc., Pioneer, TiVo, and many others.  Based in part on Mr. Baxter’s success for the firm’s clients, McKool Smith has won more of the country’s Top 100 Verdicts during the past two years than any other law firm in the United States, according to the National Law Journal.  

Mr. Baxter is listed in the guide to the Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America, and has been selected by his colleagues to the list of Texas Super Lawyers each year since 2003.  

The American College of Trial Lawyers is an honorary association of experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and represent all branches of trial practice, enabling the organization to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the administration of justice.  

With more than 130 litigators working as an integrated team across offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Texas, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has been recognized by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch for winning more Top 100 verdicts than any other U.S. law firm during the past three years.  McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense.


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