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About McKool Smith

As old as millennials, McKool Smith really embodies the culture of late 20th and early 21st century in terms of growth and matching market trends, having grown strategically in the firm’s 26 years. While McKool Smith may have begun as a small Dallas firm with only 13 trial lawyers, the firm has grown to more than 185 trial lawyers with offices in Austin, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. (as well as Dallas). McKool Smith now represents plaintiffs and defendants in several industries, including aerospace and defense, apparel and accessories, banking, consumer goods and services, energy, entertainment, government, mining, private equity, retail, software, sports and technology.

Texas is Just a Home Base

In 1996, the firm had an office in the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall), which quickly established a reputation as a "rocket docket" for patent infringement cases. Within a few years, McKool Smith had opened an Austin office and launched the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation practice. The firm has grown to adapt to changes, specifically adding an ITC litigation practice and a new Washington, D.C. office in response to the popularity of the International Trade Commission’s popularity for resolving infringement disputes. With a new office in New York and an addition of a White Collar Defense practice in the same year, the firm’s growth happened strategically and quickly. In 2011, the firm ventured West, where it added the Los Angeles-based firm Hennigan Dorman. 

McKool Smith

300 Crescent Court
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 978-4000

Firm Stats

Chairman: Mike McKool

Employment Contact

Susan H. Stanislav
Recruiting Coordinator
(214) 978.4034

Major Office Locations

Dallas, TX (HQ)
Austin, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Marshall, TX
New York, NY
Redwood Shores, CA
Washington, DC

Major Departments

Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
White Collar Defense