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Eighteen from McKool Smith Recognized Among Texas’ Best Young Lawyers

04-02-2009 04:09 PM CET | Politics, Law & Society

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DALLAS - The national law firm of McKool Smith is home to 18 attorneys from the firm’s Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, offices who have earned spots on the 2009 Texas Rising Stars listing.

Nominated by members of the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, the Rising Stars honor is reserved for the top Texas attorneys age 40 or younger, and those who have been in practice fewer than 10 years. Only 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys are recognized on each year’s listing, which will appear in the April issue of Texas Monthly magazine and the stand-alone Texas Rising Stars magazine.

Following are the McKool Smith attorneys who earned a spot on the 2009 Texas Rising Stars list and the practice areas for which they earned recognition:

• L. David Anderson, Principal, Business Litigation
• Jill F. Lynch, Principal, Business Litigation
• Aimee Perilloux Fagan, Principal, Business Litigation
• David Sochia, Principal, Business Litigation
• Bradley W. Caldwell, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation
• Steven Callahan, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation
• Jason Cassady, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation
• Michael P. Fritz, Associate, Business Litigation
• Anthony M. Garza, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation
• Scott W. Hejny, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation

• Pierre J. Hubert, Principal, Intellectual Property Litigation
• Joshua Budwin, Associate, Intellectual Property
• John Campbell, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation
• Laurie Gallun, Associate, Business Litigation
• John Garvish, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation
• Joel L. Thollander, Associate, Business Litigation
• Victoria Wicken, Associate, Business Litigation

• Gary Kitchen, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation

This marks the fifth time that Ms. Fagan has been honored in the Rising Stars list, and the fourth for Mr. Anderson and Mr. Caldwell. This is the third year Mr. Campbell, Mr. Hubert and Ms. Lynch have earned recognition, and the second for Mr. Cassady, Ms. Gallun, Mr. Hejny, Mr. Kitchen and Mr. Sochia.

Additionally, Mr. Caldwell is profiled in a feature article in this year’s Texas Rising Stars magazine. The article details Mr. Caldwell’s experience working for the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., prior to his legal career.

McKool Smith has more than 100 attorneys in Dallas, Austin, Marshall, New York, and Washington DC, handling commercial, white collar and intellectual property litigation for national and international clients. The firm is recognized as one of the premier litigation law firms in the United States, having earned significant courtroom victories for clients such as American Airlines, Ericsson, Electronic Data Systems, Medtronic Inc., and Sony Ericsson.

McKool Smith
300 Crescent Court, Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201

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Alan Bentrup

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