Appellate Court Affirms Judgment Enforcing Five-Year Covenant Not to Compete

January 28, 2019

LONGVIEW, Texas – A Texas appellate court has affirmed a trial court’s ruling in an employment contract lawsuit by oil and gas services company Ma-Tex Wire Rope Company, Inc. against a former employee and his new employer. A panel of judges including Chief Justice Josh R. Morriss III of the Sixth Court of Appeals in Texarkana affirmed the trial…

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Benchmark Litigation Names Johnny Ward to Top Litigators List, Recognizes Wesley Hill as Future Star

October 29, 2018

LONGVIEW, Texas – Benchmark Litigation, a leading legal guide that recognizes the nation’s best law firms and attorneys, has recognized Ward, Smith & Hill founder Johnny Ward as a top Texas attorney in the 2019 edition for his intellectual property trial expertise. The guide named Mr. Ward a Local Litigation Star. The publication also…

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Wes Hill Provides Insight to Texas Lawbook’s Article on the Status of Patent Lawsuits Filed in Texas

October 12, 2018

The Texas Lawbook recently reported that the number of patent infringement lawsuits filed in the state is seeing a downward trend, with the East Texas docket declining the first six months of this year. Firm Partner Wes Hill provided insight on the patent litigation trends in Texas. While the report states that new patent infringement cases have…

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Four Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored on 2018 Texas Super Lawyers List

September 9, 2018

LONGVIEW, Texas – Four attorneys with East Texas trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, have earned spots on the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list recognizing the state’s top lawyers. Firm founder Johnny Ward earned selection to the lists of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas and in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Among the state’s top intellectual property litigation…

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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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