Chambers USA Legal Guide Recognizes Ward, Smith & Hill’s Chad Everingham for Intellectual Property

LONGVIEW, Texas – Ward, Smith & Hill partner Charles “Chad” Everingham IV  has been honored for his expertise in intellectual property litigation in the 2022 Chambers USA guide. Mr. Everingham has earned placement in the prestigious legal guide since 2014.

Chambers USA 2022 is considered the gold standard for business law firms. The legal guide is published by London-based Chambers and Partners and selects its honorees after a thorough and rigorous search process using interviews with clients and lawyers. Selection criteria includes technical legal ability, client service, professional conduct and other qualities valued by clients.

Regarding his practice, Chambers researchers wrote, “Charles Everingham of Ward, Smith & Hill has a strong reputation in the market for his experience in patent litigation. His practice spans a range of industries, including the technology, medical device and automotive sectors.”

When asked about Mr. Everingham’s work, one source told Chambers simply, “He is an exceptional lawyer.

Mr. Everingham is a former magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Since entering private practice in 2011, he has developed a reputation for handling intellectual property cases and business disputes on behalf of individuals and businesses. Mr. Everingham’s expertise includes prosecuting and defending claims of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation in the consumer electronics, telecommunications, energy, hospitality, medical technology and software industries.

He is often recognized for his intellectual property work, including honors in The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers.

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