Theodore Stevenson  III - McKool Smith PC

Theodore Stevenson III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Ted Stevenson is a Principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith.  Ted is a trial lawyer and registered patent attorney who has been focused on patent cases for nearly 20 years. Ted has extensive federal trial experience, having won courtroom victories in patent cases involving diverse technologies such as balloon angioplasty catheters, integrated circuits, prepaid calling cards, drilling rigs, and enterprise software.  Ted also has tried and won non-patent cases alleging trade secret violations, trade dress infringement, and software performance.  Between September 2007 and August 2009 Ted tried five patent cases, three of which resulted in nine figure verdicts in favor of his clients.

Ted has consistently been recognized as one of the best patent litigators in the country.  In 2011 Ted was recognized as the best patent litigator in Dallas by Best lawyers in America.  Texas Lawyer Magazine recognized Ted as one of the five “go-to” intellectual property litigators in the state.  Ted is consistently named by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America in the areas of intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation, and bet-the-company litigation.  Texas Super Lawyersconsistently ranks Ted among its top-100 lawyers in Texas. 

Prior to focusing on patent litigation in 1995, Ted had an active trial docket.  Ted has tried cases, both to juries and to the court, for securities fraud, product liability, death penalty habeas corpus, computer software non-performance, divorce, and landlord tenant.  Ted enjoys teaching trial advocacy, which he does regularly as a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and also as a presenter at legal seminars.

Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1988
American Bar AssociationFederal Circuit Bar AssociationDallas Bar AssociationEastern District of Texas Bar Associations

Office Location

300 Crescent Court, Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Trade Secrets Law of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Dallas Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the Dallas Metro Area
Theodore Stevenson III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Theodore Stevenson III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Theodore Stevenson III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Civil Litigation, False Advertising, Intellectual Property, Technology)
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Trade Secrets Law

Other Information

Gender: Male