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Litigation: General Commercial - Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds
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What the team is known for

Highly experienced litigation outfit with an extensive roster of accomplished trial lawyers adept at representing sophisticated clients in a variety of commercial disputes. Particularly well known for its expertise in patent disputes, with additional experience in securities, antitrust and bankruptcy matters. Possesses a breadth of practice that takes it beyond Texas, with its lawyers having conducted trials nationwide. Acts for governmental entities as well as businesses from a broad range of industries including manufacturing, energy and financial services.

Strengths

"It is a very good trial firm with a superb list of trial lawyers."

"McKool Smith has very good lawyers and its reputation as a good firm is well known."

"They've got a very strong and deep group of litigators who are very good."

Work highlights

McKool Smith represented Archer & White Sales in a long-running dispute with Henry Schein and Benco Dental Supply regarding an alleged conspiracy to limit Archer & White’s sales territories under its distribution agreements.

Notable practitioners

Samuel Baxter skillfully represents blue-chip corporate clients in commercial, antitrust and intellectual property litigation.
"Sam is amazing on his feet in court."

Mike McKool is known for his deft handling of a wide range of commercial disputes, including intellectual property, securities and breach of contract disputes.
"Mike handles significant matters and is very well respected. He has an excellent reputation." "He's a really, really good trial lawyer."

Lewis LeClair handles a range of commercial disputes, including energy and antitrust claims.
"He's intellectually strong, a skilled oral advocate and professional in his demeanor. He's a classy, stand-up and good lawyer."

Based in the Dallas office, Gary Cruciani has notable experience litigating on behalf of businesses, with notable experience in contract, antitrust and intellectual property disputes.
"He's very persistent and detailed. He's a true commercial litigator and has created an excellent practice." "He's a knowledgeable and talented commercial litigator."

Robert Manley, a partner in the Dallas office, regularly represents clients at trial. His recent experience includes trade secret misappropriation, fraud and tortious interference disputes.
"He is a tremendously knowledgeable, observant and wise litigator. I value his judgment and find his wisdom and insight extremely useful."

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Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial

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Lewis LeClair
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Robert  Manley
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