Samuel F. Baxter - McKool Smith PC

Samuel F. Baxter

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 903-923-9001

Mr. Baxter is a Principal in the Marshall office of McKool Smith. He is a former Texas State District Judge and District Attorney for Harrison County, Texas. Few people know the Eastern District of Texas – an important venue in intellectual property litigation – as well as he does. Mr. Baxter’s unique ability to connect with jurors and skillfully cross-examine witnesses has helped him secure victories worth hundreds of millions of dollars for patent holders. Two of these victories are included in the National Law Journal’s listing of the top 100 jury verdicts.

Mr. Baxter is consistently recognized among the top lawyers in his field by many of the country’s leading legal publications and rankings, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Lawdragon. Last year, Mr. Baxter was named one of Law360's "10 Most Admired Intellectual Property Attorneys." Most recently, he was named the 2011 Dallas Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Baxter’s professional activities include the American College of Trial Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and East Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

University of Texas at AustinBA 1967University of Texas Law SchoolJ.D. 1970
American College of Trial LawyersTexas Trial Lawyers AssociationAssociation of Trial Lawyers of AmericaEast Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationPenal Code CommitteeCorrectional Services CommitteeLegal Representation of Those on Death Row Committee

Office Location

104 East Houston, Suite 300
Marshall, TX 75670
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Tyler Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the Tyler Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Intellectual Property Law of the Dallas Metro Area
Samuel F. Baxter has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Samuel F. Baxter has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Samuel F. Baxter has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Intellectual Property)
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Securities

Other Information

Gender: Male