McKool Smith is pleased to announce the promotion of two attorneys to Principals in the firm’s Austin and Dallas offices, effective January 1, 2020.

“The promotion of our new principals reflect their individual achievements and significant contributions to our firm,” said David Sochia, Managing Principal of McKool Smith. “These two are the latest in a long line of McKool Smith professionals who have distinguished themselves with their skills, business acumen, and commitment to our clients."

Richard Kamprath is a Principal in the Dallas office. His practice focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, and he also regularly appears before the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Patent & Trade Office.

James Quigley is a Principal in the Austin office. His practice also focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation, specifically claims brought in federal court involving alleged patent infringement and technology-related contract disputes.

With 165 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Since 2006, the firm has secured 11 nine-figure jury verdicts and 13 eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal “Top 100 Verdicts” over the last 10 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.

For more information, please contact Keith Hill at (903) 923.9005 or email

Jump to Page