Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored by Texas Super Lawyers

LONGVIEW, Texas – East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC is home to three attorneys selected to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers listing for their work involving intellectual property litigation.

Firm attorneys Johnny Ward, Wesley Hill and former federal Judge T. John Ward are individually singled out for their expertise in intellectual property litigation.

Firm founder Johnny Ward has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since 2003 and this year is recognized among the Top 100 attorneys in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Mr. Hill has been named to the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list for a second consecutive year after multiple appearances on the companion Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young attorneys. Judge Ward has been honored annually since retiring from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in 2011.

Nationally recognized for work in high-profile intellectual property cases, especially in the Eastern District of Texas, Ward, Smith & Hill helped win three patent infringement cases against tech giant, Apple, Inc. in 2016. In the past four years, the firm also secured a $175 million verdict over dangerous guardrail systems sold to the U.S. government and a $15.7 million patent infringement jury award related to patents tied to Bluetooth technology.

Thomson Reuters publishes its annual Super Lawyers list in the October editions of Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines. The Texas Super Lawyers list was compiled following a statewide survey of lawyers, vetting by a blue-ribbon panel of the state’s leading attorneys, and an extensive editorial review. The complete list is available at http://www.superlawyers.com.

Longview, Texas-based Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, has tried more than 350 cases to verdict, earning a national reputation in high-stakes claims involving complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, oil and gas matters, bad faith insurance claims, and serious personal injury claims. The firm frequently assists lawyers nationwide in complex cases before Texas juries. To learn more about the firm, visit http://www.wsfirm.com.