Overview

Introduction

McKool Smith is a trial firm with a reputation for victory in the courtroom in “bet-the-company” cases and beyond. With seven offices coast-to-coast, the firm’s experienced trial attorneys represent both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial cases, intellectual property disputes, bankruptcy litigation, and white collar defense. McKool Smith takes diversity seriously, and since January 2020 has retained Coston Consulting, a Black-owned business advisory firm, to help further develop and implement diversity initiatives.

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

100 - 150

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Featured Rankings

Best Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms

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Base Salary

1st year: $190,000


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No. of U.S. Offices

7


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No. of International Offices

0


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Major Office Locations

Austin, TX

About the Firm

McKool Smith is a trial firm with a reputation for victory in the courtroom in “bet-the-company” cases and beyond. With seven offices coast-to-coast, the firm’s experienced trial attorneys represent both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial cases, intellectual property disputes, bankruptcy litigation, and white collar defense. The firm also features a leading policyholder-side insurance recovery practice.

Strategic Growth

McKool Smith set up shop in 1991 as a small Dallas firm of 13 trial lawyers. Not long after, the firm strategically and rapidly expanded to include offices in Austin, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, and Washington, DC. The firm opened its Marshall office in 1996, and it quickly established a reputation as a “rocket docket” for patent infringement cases in...