August 4, 2020

Volume X, Number 217

McKool Smith

With more than 180 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Since 2006, the firm has secured ten nine-figure jury verdicts and ten eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last ten 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. 

Unlike many litigation firms, we represent both plaintiffs and defendants. Our exceptional track record in both areas gives us a unique perspective on the other side’s priorities and motivation.

Contributing authors from McKool Smith:

Robin Cohen, Insurance Attorney, New York City, McKool Smith Law FIrm
Robin Cohen, head of the firm’s insurance recovery practice, is one of the nation’s preeminent insurance litigators and focuses on representing insureds in complex insurance coverage...
Laurie Fitzgerald, Attorney, McKool Smith
Laurie Fitzgerald is a skilled trial lawyer who focuses on high-stakes patent litigation and complex commercial disputes. She has extensive trial and arbitration experience, with a recent...
Scott Hjeny, Patent Lawyer, McKool Smith, Litigator, IP Litigation
Scott Hejny is a principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith with a practice concentrating on commercial and intellectual property litigation. Scott is an experienced trial lawyer whose...
Scott Kieff Lawyer Silicon Valley DC
Scott Kieff is a Principal in McKool Smith's Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley offices. He joined the firm in December 2017, after almost 25 years in the private, government, and academic...
Benjamin Levi, Patent Attorney, ITC, Washington DC, McKool Smith Law Firm
Benjamin Levi is a principal in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and New York offices. Ben is a trial lawyer and registered patent attorney who has been litigating complex patent disputes in the...
Nick Matthews IP Litigation Lawyer McKool Smith
Nick Mathews is a Principal in McKool Smith's Dallas office with a practice focused on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. Nick has represented both plaintiffs and...
At McKool Smith, we treat every case as if it will go to trial. Our strength in commercial litigation means we litigate—and, most importantly, try—complex cases involving a diverse range of...
Steve Pollinger, Austin, Texas, Attorney, McKool Smith Law Firm, Patent Litigation, Medical Device, Software
Steve Pollinger is the managing principal of McKool Smith's Austin office. Steve is a trial lawyer and registered patent attorney who has focused on patent cases and other intellectual...
Chelsea Priest, McKool Smith Law Firm, Dallas, Texas, IP Attorney, Lawyer, Litigation
Chelsea Priest is an associate in McKool Smith's Dallas office. She focuses her practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Chelsea was a Bristow...
Elizabeth Sherwin, policyholders, insurance, attorney, McKool Smith, New York, Law Firm
Recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer for the last nine years and a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation, Elizabeth A. Sherwin focuses her practice on the representation of...
Craig Tolliver, Software IP Litigation, Austin, Texas, McKool Smith Law Firm
Craig Tolliver is a principal in the Austin office of McKool Smith. Craig's practice focuses on patent litigation. Craig has represented clients in patent cases throughout the country...

McKool Smith has been selected for a 2018 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership Award for their coverage of litigation and trial practice. Their “Behind the Trial” Podcast, specifically, gives great insight to the NLR audience on some of the complex issues that come into play when going to trial.