"They are the high-horsepower team that you need when you have bet-the-business litigation."

- Chambers USA

"They were superb. Thanks to them, the truth finally won out, and I have my name back."

- Mr. Robert Kaluza, Client

"Oh, by God the lawyers at SKV go to trial! But they use wisdom and strategy when doing so. They're not just hot-headed cowboys rushing into court for the heck of it."

- Benchmark Litigation

“Smyser Kaplan & Veselka is recommended by peers for its great team of trial lawyers. …renowned for being able to successfully tackle complex cases…."

- Benchmark Litigation

Top 10 Litigation Boutique in the U.S.

- Benchmark Litigation

Dec 5, 2017

SKV's White-Collar Criminal Defense Practice Receives Highest Ranking for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers

For the second year in a row, SKV has been awarded a “Tier 1” designation in White-Collar Criminal Defense in Houston, Texas.

Nov 21, 2017

SKV Obtains Complete Dismissal on Behalf of Leading National Housing Provider Accused of Criminal Water Pollution

On November 21, 2017, SKV lawyers Dane Ball, Sam Jarvis, Kristin Adler, and Tony Phillips obtained a complete dismissal for one of the industry’s larg

Oct 23, 2017

All Charges Dismissed for SKV Client Dawnna Dukes, Member of the Texas House of Representatives

On October 23, 2017, the State dismissed every count in all three indictments.

Oct 19, 2017

SKV Wins Dismissal for Forum Non Conveniens

SKV lawyers Lee Kaplan and Hector Chavez and our co-counsel Ray Thomas, P.C. from McAllen won a significant dismissal in federal court.

Awards & Recognition