McKool Smith Again Leads the Way in Top 100 Verdicts View Count:  124

For the second year in a row, trial firm  McKool Smith won more Top 100 Verdicts than any other law firm in the United States.

McKool Smith, which is considered a premier trial law firm with more than 120 attorneys in six cities, helped clients secure four of the country’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2009, according to a recent report from The National Law Journal. No other firm won more than two, according to a firm press release.

“We take great pride in handling every case with the intention of winning and winning big,” said Mike McKool, co-founder of McKool Smith. “That mindset is one reason why we have won more of the country’s top verdicts than any other firm, and it’s the kind of thinking I know our clients want when they’re headed to court.”


McKool Smith’s successful verdicts cited by The National Law Journal include:

i4i v. Microsoft – McKool Smith won a $200 million patent infringement verdict for Toronto-based software maker i4i Inc. against software giant Microsoft. Principals Douglas Cawley, Gordon White, Jeff Carter, Kevin Burgess, Rosemary Snider, Jill Lynch and Randy Carter led the way for McKool.

Versata v. SAP AG – Led by firm principals Sam Baxter, Scott Cole, Steve Pollinger and Ted Stevenson, McKool Smith won a $138 million patent infringement verdict for software maker Versata Software Inc. against global software provider SAP AG.

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City of San Antonio vs. Hotels.com, et al. – McKool Smith won a $20 million jury verdict for the city of San Antonio and more than 170 Texas cities in a class-action lawsuit over unpaid hotel occupancy taxes. Gary Gruciani, Tom Graves and Steve Wolens were at the helm for McKool.

OPTi Inc. v. Apple Inc. – Led by principals Carol Butner and Rosemary Snider and co-counsels Michael Brody and Taras Gracey, partners at Winston & Strawn, the team won a $19 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of technology provider OPTi Inc. against Apple.

McKool Smith is based in Dallas, Texas and also has offices in Houston, Marshall, New York and Washington D.C.

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