McKool Smith Law Firm Earns National Rankings in Chambers USA

Jun 14, 2010, 08:00 ET from McKool Smith

DALLAS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of McKool Smith and eight attorneys from the firm have earned rankings in the prestigious Chambers USA guide to the top law firms and individual attorneys in the United States.

For the second consecutive year, McKool Smith is ranked as one of the top law firms in the country for intellectual property matters. The 2010 edition of Chambers USA also ranks McKool Smith as one of the top commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation firms in Texas. Only one year after establishing the firm's white collar litigation practice, McKool Smith also is ranked as one of the top firms in New York for white collar criminal matters and government investigations.

"Everyone at McKool Smith is very excited to be recognized again as one of the country's top law firms, especially since this recognition comes from one of the world's most trusted legal publishers," says Mike McKool, co-founder of the firm.

Chambers USA is compiled by Chambers and Partners, a London-based publisher of guides to the world's leading law firms and lawyers. To compile the 2010 edition, researchers conducted more than 10,000 interviews with attorneys and business leaders from across the U.S. The final list can be viewed at

In addition to Mr. McKool, firm principals Sam Baxter, Douglas Cawley and Ted Stevenson of Dallas, and Austin managing principal T. Gordon White earned recognition for their work in intellectual property law.

Mr. McKool, Mr. Baxter and Dallas principal Lewis T. LeClair are highlighted for their capabilities in commercial litigation, and New York principal Jack Cooney earned selection based on his many years of expertise in white collar criminal prosecutions and government investigations.

Firm principal and nationally recognized bankruptcy specialist Hugh M. Ray also is included in the 2010 guide as one of the top bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys in Texas. Mr. Ray leads the firm's bankruptcy practice from offices in Houston and New York.

McKool Smith is recognized as one of the premier trial law firms in the United States based on significant courtroom victories and substantial settlements for domestic and international clients. With more than 125 attorneys in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Marshall, New York, and Washington DC, the firm handles complex commercial litigation, intellectual property claims, bankruptcy matters, and white collar litigation for companies and individuals across the globe. McKool Smith has won more of the Top 100 Verdicts than any other law firm in the nation every year since 2008. Firm clients include major airlines, telecommunications companies, medical device manufacturers, energy producers, and many others.

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