Douglas A. Cawley is a Principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith. For more than thirty years, he has been engaged in the trial of complex cases and has handled major intellectual property matters throughout the United States and across the globe. He has served as lead counsel in six patent infringement trials that have earned “Top 100 Verdict” rankings by The National Law Journal and amount to more than $1 billion in verdicts for the firm’s clients
Mr. Cawley is recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” by Benchmark Litigation, and was recently awarded Texas Lawyer's 2017 Professional Excellence Award for Distinguished Leadership. He has been profiled in Law360’s “Trial Aces” special feature, which recognized the Top 50 trial lawyers in the United States. Law360 noted that his “list of victories is replete with multimillion dollar verdicts won against some of the deepest pockets in the corporate world,” and that “you can chalk [Mr. Cawley’s] more than $1 billion in patent victories up to his way of wooing juries.” The article also mentioned that his “honesty in the courtroom has earned him a positive reputation with judges.”
Mr. Cawley was named the 2017 Dallas “IP Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers and is consistently listed in the publication for his work in intellectual property law. Over the years he has been recognized as “Litigator of the Year (South)” by Benchmark Litigation, “Outstanding IP Litigator - Texas" by Managing IP, and Dallas “IP Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.
Mr. Cawley is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property Law. He is a frequent speaker on patent litigation at seminars throughout the country.
Key Practice Area:
- Intellectual Property
Last Updated 12th September 2017