Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993
Mike McKool has tried over 100 jury trials and earned a national reputation for rigorous case
preparation and superlative trial skills. During his 38 year legal career, he has secured billions of dollars in verdicts and
settlements for clients. Since founding McKool Smith in 1991, Mr. McKool's leadership and courtroom achievements have helped the firm grow from an
eleven attorney litigation boutique in Dallas to a national litigation
powerhouse with 175 trial lawyers across eight offices coast to coast. He is consistently recognized as one
of the top litigators in the country by leading legal publications,
including Best Lawyers, The Legal 500, Lawdragon, and Chambers USA,
where he is ranked as a leading national trial lawyer and “Band 1” in
commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. He is also
ranked as a “Band 1” patent litigator in the United States by Chambers Global.
Mr. McKool is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a
member of the Advisory Council of the Federal Circuit, and serves on the
Advisory Board for the “Patent Case Management Judicial Guide,” used by
federal district judges..