Small Firm That Punches Above its Weight

Chambers USA, 2008

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

- Chambers USA, 2013

“This distinguished firm works on all areas of complex commercial litigation, including securities, patent disputes and medical malpractice matters….”

- Chambers USA, 2013

"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 2015

“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, 2010

May 20, 2015

Victory for Quantlab

SKV partners Lee Kaplan and Ty Doyle have just won a federal jury trial for the Quantlab companies in a significant trade secrets case. In addition t

May 5, 2015

SKV Obtains Dismissal of Alleged Class Action Involving 40,000 Leases

SKV defended BHP Billiton and affiliates in a purported class action alleging underpayment of gas royalties on 40,000 Arkansas leases.

May 5, 2015

SKV awarded the 2015 Top Texas Firm by Benchmark Litigation U.S.

January 29, 2015 (Houston) Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P. ("SKV"), a Houston-based litigation boutique, has been named Texas Firm of the Year for 201

Mar 20, 2015

SKV Gains an Appellate Victory for its Client in Deepwater Horizon Criminal Trial

In one of the most-followed criminal proceedings of recent legal history, two “well site leaders” working on the Deepwater Horizon at the time of its

Awards & Recognition