Mr. Baxter is a Principal in the Marshall office of McKool Smith. He is a former Texas State District Judge and District Attorney for Harrison County, Texas. Few people know the Eastern District of Texas – an important venue in intellectual property litigation – as well as he does. Mr. Baxter’s unique ability to connect with jurors and skillfully cross-examine witnesses has helped him secure victories worth hundreds of millions of dollars for patent holders. Two of these victories are included in the National Law Journal’s listing of the top 100 jury verdicts.
Mr. Baxter is consistently recognized among the top lawyers in his field by many of the country’s leading legal publications and rankings, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Lawdragon. Last year, Mr. Baxter was named one of Law360's "10 Most Admired Intellectual Property Attorneys." Most recently, he was named the 2011 Dallas Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Baxter’s professional activities include the American College of Trial Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and East Texas Trial Lawyers Association.