About Us

Patent Litigation & Complex Litigation Attorneys

Our firm was founded by accomplished attorney and lifelong Texas resident T. John “Johnny” Ward Jr., who was soon joined by experienced courtroom litigator Bruce A. Smith to form Ward, Smith & Hill. We started out by handling personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits for individuals and their families, and our favorable track record in those cases allowed Ward, Smith & Hill to expand its expertise to include complex cases in a a variety of practice areas.  Our firm now includes attorneys focusing on patent litigation, commercial disputes, oil and gas litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death cases.

We believe in working closely with our clients and fellow lawyers to thoroughly prepare each case as if it were going to trial. This level of commitment and our reputation as a well-prepared law firm are what help our clients earn favorable resolutions to their cases time and time again.

Our attorneys offer a broad range of services in cases involving intellectual property, personal injury, contract litigation, and trade secret litigation. Attorneys with the Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC regularly appear before federal courts in the Eastern District of Texas and state courts throughout Texas. Our firm offers:

  • Attorneys who are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Experience in more than 350 courtroom trials
  • AV-rated attorneys recognized by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, the leading guide to the nation’s top attorneys/law firms
  • Proven courtroom track record

Our firm gladly accepts referrals, routinely working with national firms as co-counsel or local counsel. Approximately 90 percent of our business comes from referring lawyers, former clients, or former courtroom opponents.

Call us at 866.305.6400 to provide more details about your case. Our proven lawyers in Longview and Tyler provide the experience and track record you can trust.