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

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 and organizations in complex litigation. “We are honored to be included in this inaugural listing,” said Mr. Ward, the firm’s founder. “Our work is dedicated to the clients we represent, and it’s a great feeling to know that these efforts have not gone unnoticed.”

Lawdragon researchers scoured the nation to develop the 500 Leading Litigators in America list, which highlights attorneys  who represent companies facing antitrust, securities, financial, M&A, intellectual property and patents, product liability, mass tort, white collar, government investigations and energy claims.

Mr. Ward, Mr. Hill and Mr. Everingham are often recognized for their work on behalf of clients in intellectual property disputes. Most recently, the attorneys were honored by Texas Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

You can view the list of Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America 2023 here.

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