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  • Steven McCool is an absolute bulldog, and the fighter you need when going to trial.
    - Chambers and Partners - 2021
  • Steven McCool has very good trial skills, and is not afraid to stand up to anyone in court.
    - Chambers and Partners - 2021
  • Steven McCool is a terrific trial lawyer who's very effective in the courtroom.
    - Chambers and Partners - 2021
  • Steven McCool has very good trial skills in all respects and is totally unafraid of standing up to judges and prosecutors whenever he has to.
    - Chambers and Partners - 2021
  • Steven McCool is a “phenomenal trial lawyer.”
    - Chambers and Partners - 2020
  • Steven McCool is “a truly talented lawyer and is someone to call if you’re facing trouble.”
    - Chambers and Partners - 2020
  • Steven McCool “is a first-rate lawyer who is relentless in court.”
    - Chambers and Partners - 2020
  • “Steve is an incredible trial lawyer, truly one of the best I’ve ever seen and he has strategic judgment and thinking that is as good as anyone I’ve ever worked with.”
    - Chambers and Partners - 2019
  • Steven McCool “knows his way around a courtroom with his eyes closed and his hands behind his back.”
    - Chambers and Partners - 2019
  • Steven McCool is an “incredibly talented trial lawyer.”
    - Chambers and Partners - 2018
  • Steven McCool is “one of the best trial lawyers in the city.”
    - Chambers and Partners - 2017
  • Steven McCool “wins the unwinnable cases. I've never seen anyone more committed to the interests of his clients.”
    - Chambers and Partners - 2017
  • Steven McCool is an “exceptionally gifted” trial lawyer, and he is a “tenacious” advocate for his clients.
    - Chambers and Partners - 2016

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“Steve is not only a good man and friend, but he is a great lawyer. He understands that defending a case does not begin in the courtroom; rather it ends there. He is a critical thinker who worked tirelessly on my case and fought even harder once the battle of a trial began. Steve has an innate ability to read his client and understands when the client needs a pat on the back or kick. That balance not only prepares himself and his staff for trial, but also prepares his client for their own battles, decisions, and pressures a trial brings. He was open, honest, and deserving of the trust a client must place in their lawyer. He treated me with respect, demanded it from others, deserved it from all, and had an unsurpassed courtroom presence. Steve skillfully cross-examined government witness after government witness, made timely and well thought out objections and motions, and provided articulate and powerful opening statements that were unrivaled. Perhaps the greatest compliment I could give Steve is not from me at all. Instead, it is from a juror who after our 5-month long trial said that Steve McCool ‘ruined’ court TV for him and that if court ended on a Friday, he couldn’t wait for Monday morning to come. I have trusted Steve with my life and would never want to go into court with another lawyer by my side.”
Marc Morales
United States v. Marc Morales, et al., 09-CR-349 (D.D.C.)
“Steven McCool is relentless in the defense of his clients. Steven works as though he is the one on trial. His tenacity is second to none. I am fortunate and thankful to have had his services.”
Lenny Solt
United States v. Leonard I. Solt et al., 14-CR-2014 (M.D. Fla.)
“Steven has an incredible work ethic and was unrelenting while representing me. He went into extensive detail when preparing for my case and gave me a great sense of relief about my situation. He is a bulldog in the courtroom and has a command presence. After everything Steven has done for me I call him a dear friend and would recommend his services to anyone in need.”
Donald Ball
United States v. Donald Ball, et al., 08-CR-260 (D.D.C.)
“I have hired Mr. McCool twice on cases pertaining to myself. He is very personable and takes every effort to find the best way to counsel his clients. He will leave no stone unturned.”
Bill Spieler
United States v. William Spieler, et al., 2010-CF2-019482 (D.C.), Estate of Ali Ahmed Mohammed, et al. v. William Spieler, et al., 2011-CA-008167 (D.C.)
“Steve and Julia handled my case with the highest level of care, attention, and dedication any defendant could ask for. Not only did they work tirelessly preparing my defense, but they also valued my input and ideas. I was impressed by their innovative approaches to my legal defense and their willingness to pursue a strategy that was slightly unconventional. Overall, I am forever indebted to them and will never stop thanking them for their hard work and for getting results.”
Oliver Harris
United States v. Oliver Harris, Criminal No. 2017 CF2 001254 (D.C. Super. Ct.)