McKool Smith PC
Over the years, Alan has earned a reputation not only for his legal astuteness, but also for his tireless dedication to successfully and aggressively representing the interests of his clients. As a senior partner in the firm, Alan brings a wealth of experience in both state and federal courts to each case and has been selected to provide legal services to individuals, partnerships and corporations of every size. His expertise includes such complex areas of the law as real estate, contracts, partnerships, securities, class actions, oil and gas, construction, sports litigation, insurance, intellectual property, professional liability and fraud disputes, wrongful death and product liability claims, and he has successfully represented clients in both domestic and international arbitrations. He began his legal career with Hewett Johnson Swanson & Barbee.
Alan’s efforts have earned both favorable outcomes for his clients and the respect of his peers, as reflected in his impressive list of honors.
In 2009, Alan was selected as one of only 42 lawyers in Dallas and one of 132 lawyers in the state of Texas to be included in both the Bet the Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation categories for the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a listing of the top lawyers in America based on more than two million confidential evaluations of lawyers nationwide. Alan was also selected for inclusion in their 2009, 2008, and 2007 editions of Best Lawyers in America.
In 2007, ballots were sent to more than 60,000 lawyers in the Sate of Texas to name the top Texas Super Lawyers. As a result of that balloting and a blue ribbon panel review, Alan was named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Texas and among the top 30 lawyers in the State of Texas located in Dallas. In 2008, Alan was again honored by being named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Region.
In 2006, Alan and his partner, Jim Flegle, were named among the inaugural class of “The Defenders” by The Dallas Business Journal. This elite designation recognizes “the most brilliant legal minds in the Dallas/Fort Worth area” – an honor bestowed upon only 15 lawyers for their notable work in commercial defense litigation.