DALLAS – Mike McKool, co-founder and Chairman of McKool Smith, will receive the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 2010 Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award.

Mr. McKool will receive the award at a luncheon on December 9th. The event is chaired by Ray L. Hunt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Oil Company.

The ADL's Jurisprudence Award is presented each year to legal professionals who demonstrate a devotion to the principles enshrined in the U.S. constitution, commitment to the democratic values of the United States, and dedication to fair and equal justice for all.

“The Anti-Defamation League has a long history of promoting social justice and equality. These are principles that I strongly believe in,” explained Mr. McKool. “I am proud and humbled to receive this honor.”

Mr. McKool is a longtime supporter of the ADL and other not-for-profit organizations, including the Vogel Alcove, which provides a range of free social services for homeless infants, preschool children, and their families in the Dallas area.  During his legal career of more than 30 years, Mr. McKool has built a reputation for superlative trial skills that have helped his firm earn verdicts and settlements worth billions of dollars for clients. He has been consistently recognized as a top lawyer in his field by leading legal rankings and directories, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Benchmark Litigation.

Founded in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League is a leading civil rights and human rights organization devoted to fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and discrimination in the United States and abroad through education, lobbying for legislation, advocacy, and other forms of information.

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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