About SKV

SKV represents plaintiffs and defendants in multimillion — and sometimes multibillion — dollar cases, with clients from the United States, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Client service is an SKV priority; we staff cases intelligently and efficiently and provide a first class work product.


Our Firm hires attorneys who are interested in trials, arbitrations, and appeals. We interview candidates with excellent academic credentials, including recent law school graduates, judicial clerks, and laterals. We have a limited summer clerkship program and we visit with law students who want to work in Houston. We try to hire outstanding lawyers who will also contribute to our collegial atmosphere.

Salaries and annual bonuses at Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P. are competitive with or better than large Houston firms. We try to reward extra effort and achievement. In our discretion, we occasionally award special bonuses to employees when we obtain extraordinary fees for our work. Please email employment@skv.com. Please advise us if you want your communication to remain confidential.