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Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in America for 2019

August 26, 2018

LONGVIEW, Texas – Four attorneys with East Texas trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, have been selected to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognized by Best Lawyers since 2016, firm co-founder Johnny Ward makes the top attorney list for his work in intellectual property litigation. He is joined by firm partner Wesley Hill and…

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Global Patent Legal Guide Recognizes East Texas Law Firm Ward, Smith & Hill

June 19, 2018

LONGVIEW, Texas – The East Texas trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill once again earned a place in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018, a unique legal guide that spotlights top patent firms and professionals around the globe. The guide describes Ward, Smith & Hill as a “litigation specialist well-known and respected among those who…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Helps Secure $502.6M Patent Infringement Win Against Apple

April 16, 2018

TYLER, Texas – A jury has awarded internet security software company VirnetX (NYSE AMERICAN: VHC) $502.6 million, finding Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) willfully infringed on four patents used for VPN on Demand and Facetime in Apple products. The finding that Apple willfully infringed on four VirnetX communications patents could lead to higher damages. The liability and damages verdict was returned…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Named to 2018 Texas Rising Stars

March 12, 2018

LONGVIEW, Texas – The trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been named to this year’s Texas Rising Stars listing. The honorees, recognized as among the brightest young lawyers in the state, will be featured in the April 2018 issues of Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines. Partner Claire Abernathy…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Law Firm Founder Named to Top Litigators List

October 10, 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas – The publishers of Benchmark Litigation have recognized Ward, Smith & Hill founder Johnny Ward as a top Texas attorney in the publication’s 2018 edition highlighting the nation’s best firms and lawyers, singling him out as a “Local Litigation Star 2018” for his intellectual property work. Read more information about Mr. Ward and his practice

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