Term: 2011 — 2014
Mike McKool, a 1974 UT Law graduate, is a Principal and a Founder of McKool Smith. Mr. McKool is trial counsel for some of the largest corporations in the world. These include major airlines, energy companies, telecommunications firms and investment banking houses. During his legal career of more than 30 years, Mr. McKool has built a reputation for rigorous trial preparation and superlative trial skills. His ability and commitment have helped the firm earn verdicts and settlements worth billions of dollars for clients. Mr. McKool’s ability to fully comprehend and control the most complex cases has earned courtroom victories for such high profile clients. He also works to protect the intellectual property rights of technology leaders.
Mr. McKool is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; he was named Best Lawyer in Dallas four different times by D Magazine; Texas Lawyer named him one of only five Go-To Attorneys in the field of civil litigation in Texas in 2007; he has been featured in the guide to The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation every year since 1993 and in Bet-the-Company Litigation every year since 2006; his peers named him to the list of Texas Super Lawyers in every year since 2003; he was named by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the five Top Business Trial Lawyers in the DFW Metroplex in 2006; and he is listed in Chambers USA in Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation.