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About McKool Smith

With 130 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has secured 13 nine-figure jury verdicts and 15 eight-figure jury verdicts, obtaining more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal “Top 100 Verdicts” than any other law firm. These courtroom successes have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith represents clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, insurance recovery, and white collar defense matters.

McKool Smith

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

Firm Stats

Chairman: Mike McKool
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
100 - 150

Base Salary

Base Salary (2024)
1st year: $ 220,000
2nd year: $ 230,000
3rd year: $ 255,000
4th year: $ 295,000
5th year: $ 345,000
6th year: $ 370,000
7th year: $ 400,000
Summer Associate: $4,230 per week

Employment Contact

Anel Gamez
Recruiting Coordinator
(214) 978-4939
general recruiting email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 7

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

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

Major Departments

Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
White Collar Defense Litigation
Bankruptcy Litigation
Financial Litigation
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.