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

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 Wesley Hill, Intellectual Property. Mr. Hill has been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers and the companion Texas Rising Stars guide every year since 2011.
  • Name partner Bruce Smith, Personal Injury. This is the 10th year that Mr. Smith has earned Super Lawyers recognition.
  • Of counsel John Ward, Intellectual Property Litigation. Mr. Ward has been included in Super Lawyers honors every year since 2012.
  • Partner Chad Everingham, Intellectual Property Litigation. Mr. Everingham has been honored since 2019.
  • Partner Claire Abernathy Henry, Intellectual Property Litigation. Ms. Henry has earned Super Lawyers recognition since 2021, with honors in the Texas Rising Stars guide beginning in 2012.
  • Partner Andrea Fair, Intellectual Property Litigation. Ms. Fair has earned the Super Lawyers honor this year, while being recognized by the Texas Rising Stars guide every year since 2017.

“We are grateful that our peers consistently recognize the work our firm does for the companies we represent,” said Mr. Ward, the firm’s co-founder. “We work diligently and efficiently to position our clients for the best possible outcome, and we are proud that our work is recognized by Super Lawyers.”

The annual Texas Super Lawyers guide honors the top-rated attorneys in their practice areas after a thorough research and vetting process starting with peer nominations. Thomson Reuters publishes the list in the October editions of Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines. The full list is available at

Ward, Smith & Hill has earned a reputation for high-stakes litigation in intellectual property, oil and gas disputes and business litigation. Firm attorneys are frequently honored for their expertise in intellectual property and patent litigation. Other recent accolades include the Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2023 legal guides.

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