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Three Ward, Smith & Hill Partners Named to 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America Listing

October 14, 2022

LONGVIEW, Texas – Ward, Smith & Hill partners Johnny Ward, Wesley Hill and Chad Everingham have earned recognition in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America 2023, an inaugural listing featuring some of the nation’s best attorneys based on their representation of corporations…

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Seven Ward Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored in the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers Guide

September 21, 2022

LONGVIEW, Texas – The publishers of Texas Super Lawyers have recognized seven Ward, Smith & Hill attorneys in the 2022 edition of the highly respected guide to the state’s leading attorneys. The 2022 Super Lawyers honorees include: Name partner Johnny Ward, Intellectual Property. Mr. Ward has earned this honor every year since 2003. Name partner

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Ward, Smith & Hill Instrumental in Securing $31.5M Patent Infringement Jury Verdict for Netherlands-based KPN

August 30, 2022

MARSHALL, Texas – An East Texas jury has awarded $31.5 million to Netherlands-based telecommunications company Koninklijke KPN N.V. (KPN) against Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Ericsson Inc. for willfully infringing one of its patents used to improve telecommunications infrastructure systems. The trial took place in the Eastern District of Texas, with the jury also finding…

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Best Lawyers Legal Guide Honors Seven from Ward, Smith & Hill

August 19, 2022

LONGVIEW, Texas – Trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill is proud to announce that seven firm partners have been selected to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America, including three attorneys who were named Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas in the Longview/Tyler region. Partner Bruce Smith earned Lawyer of the Year…

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Texas Lawbook Interviews Judge T. John Ward on Legal Career, Transformation of Patent Law

June 22, 2022

Ward, Smith & Hill Of Counsel T. John Ward recently received inclusion in the Texas Bar Foundation’s 2022 Outstanding 50-Year Lawyer Award for his dedication and service to the legal profession. Texas Lawbook interviewed Judge Ward on his career and building the reputation of the Eastern District of Texas known as the “rocket docket.” “I get credit,” Judge Ward…

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