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Apr 05, 2019, 12:29 ET McKool Smith Named U.S. Plaintiff Firm of the Year by Managing IP

Managing IP named McKool Smith "U.S. Plaintiff Firm of the Year" and "Patent Contentious Firm of the Year" for the Southern region of the United...


Mar 21, 2019, 12:33 ET McKool Smith Wins Ninth Circuit Appeal in Romania Expropriation Case

McKool Smith secured a victory for its clients Jak Sukyas and Edward Sukyas against the country of Romania and the Romanian state-owned RADEF Romania ...


Mar 07, 2019, 13:32 ET McKool Smith Bolsters Energy Practice with Joining of Group led by Veteran Energy Trial Lawyer William "Willie" Wood

McKool Smith, one of the nation's leading trial firms, announced that veteran trial lawyer William D. ("Willie") Wood has joined the firm as a...


Mar 04, 2019, 13:29 ET Benchmark Litigation Names Robin Cohen "Insurance Lawyer of the Year" and Honors McKool Smith with "Texas Law Firm of the Year" and "Impact Case of the Year" Award

McKool Smith Principal Robin Cohen has been named "Insurance Lawyer of the Year" for the third straight year at the 2019 Benchmark Litigation awards...


Sep 25, 2018, 18:11 ET McKool Smith Secures One of the Largest Verdicts Against Protective Life Insurance Policy in Alabama

McKool Smith has secured a $10 million verdict on behalf of Apex Parks Group ("Apex") against Protective Life Insurance Company ("Protective"). The...


Sep 04, 2018, 13:05 ET Trial Lawyer Anthony J. "Tony" Phillips Joins McKool Smith in Houston

McKool Smith, one of the nation's leading trial firms, has announced that trial lawyer Anthony J. ("Tony") Phillips has joined the firm as a...


Aug 24, 2018, 11:01 ET McKool Smith Secures Appellate Win Reviving ABS Entertainment's Pre-1972 Copyright Suit

On August 20, 2018, McKool Smith secured a significant victory before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing a lower court's...


Aug 13, 2018, 12:54 ET Mike McKool Named "Litigator of the Week" by The AmLaw Litigation Daily Following $145 Million Verdict for WiLAN Against Apple

Mike McKool, a founder and Chairman of McKool Smith, has been named "Litigator of the Week" by The AmLaw Litigation Daily following his success as...


Aug 02, 2018, 13:44 ET McKool Smith Secures $145 Million Patent Infringement Verdict for WiLAN Against Apple

McKool Smith, one of the nation's leading trial firms, has secured a $145 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Ottawa, Canada-based WiLAN ...


May 08, 2018, 11:25 ET McKool Smith Surges in 2018 Chambers USA Rankings

McKool Smith and the firm's trial lawyers are highly regarded in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, which recognizes the firm as a leader across five...


Mar 13, 2018, 04:00 ET Bankruptcy Veteran H. Jeffrey Schwartz Joins McKool Smith

McKool Smith, one of the nation's leading trial firms, has announced that veteran bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer H. Jeffrey Schwartz has joined...


Feb 16, 2018, 12:45 ET Benchmark Litigation Names Robin Cohen "Insurance Lawyer of the Year" and Honors McKool Smith With National Impact Case Award for Quincy Jones Trial Win

McKool Smith Co-Founder and Chairman Mike McKool accepted a National Impact Case Award at the 2018 Benchmark Litigation awards reception in New York...


Jan 25, 2018, 06:00 ET McKool Smith and Benchmark Litigation Announce "Behind the Trial" Podcast Series

McKool Smith, one of the nation's leading trial firms, and Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and...


Jan 08, 2018, 12:40 ET Former ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff Joins McKool Smith

McKool Smith, one of the nation's leading trial firms, has announced that F. Scott Kieff, former Commissioner of the International Trade Commission...


Oct 19, 2017, 13:38 ET McKool Smith Awarded "Insurance Litigation Department of the Year" by The New York Law Journal

McKool Smith has been awarded "Insurance Litigation Department of the Year" by The New York Law Journal based on the firm's success in securing a...


Jul 31, 2017, 17:47 ET Mike McKool Named "Litigator of the Week" by The AmLaw Litigation Daily following Quincy Jones Verdict

Mike McKool, a founder and chairman of McKool Smith, was named "Litigator of the Week" by The AmLaw Litigation Daily following his success as lead...


Jul 27, 2017, 09:28 ET McKool Smith Secures $9.4 Million Verdict for Quincy Jones against the Michael Jackson Estate

McKool Smith has secured a $9.4 million jury verdict on behalf of legendary music producer Quincy Jones against the late music icon Michael Jackson's ...


Jun 26, 2017, 15:37 ET McKool Smith Principal Steven Wolens Elected as Chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission

McKool Smith, one of America's leading trial firms, has announced that Dallas Principal Steven Wolens has been elected Chairman of the Texas Ethics...


Jun 12, 2017, 08:51 ET Robin Cohen Awarded "Best in Insurance" at the 2017 Women in Business Law Awards

McKool Smith Principal Robin Cohen was awarded "Best in Insurance" at the sixth annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law...


May 10, 2017, 17:37 ET McKool Smith Bolsters Financial Litigation Practice in New York

McKool Smith, one of the nation's leading trial firms, has announced that commercial litigators Christopher P. Johnson and Zachary W. Mazin will be...


Apr 28, 2017, 12:18 ET McKool Smith Secures $131.4 Million Antitrust Verdict Against GE

McKool Smith, one of America's leading trial firms, represented Red Lion Medical Safety, Inc. and 16 other plaintiffs in securing a $131.4 million...


Feb 06, 2017, 10:00 ET Frank Vecella, Former Ericsson Associate General Counsel of Litigation, Joins McKool Smith

McKool Smith, one of America's leading trial firms, has announced that Frank Vecella, the former Associate General Counsel of Litigation at Ericsson...


Dec 01, 2016, 04:19 ET Bankruptcy Litigator Nicholas Foley Joins McKool Smith

McKool Smith, one of America's leading trial firms, has announced that bankruptcy litigator Nicholas Foley has joined the firm as a principal in its...


Nov 30, 2016, 08:00 ET McKool Smith's Robin Cohen Recognized as an "Insurance MVP" by Law360

McKool Smith principal Robin Cohen has been recognized as an "Insurance MVP" by Law360. The publication's MVP series honors an esteemed group of...


Oct 26, 2016, 03:30 ET International Trial Lawyer Lee Crawford Boyd Joins McKool Smith

McKool Smith, one of America's leading trial firms, has announced that international trial lawyer Lee Crawford Boyd has joined the firm as a...