Ward & Smith Adds Accomplished Texas Attorney Claire Abernathy Henry

LONGVIEW, Texas – The high-stakes business litigation and intellectual property law firm of Ward & Smith is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished attorney Claire Abernathy Henry in the firm’s Longview office.

She focuses her practice on patent litigation, commercial disputes, and employment law.

Ms. Henry joins the firm after serving as a briefing attorney to former federal judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Judge Ward recently joined Ward & Smith to lead the firm’s mediation practice.

Prior to her service in the Eastern District, Ms. Henry worked in Longview and Dallas representing businesses and local governments in commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, breach of contract and fiduciary duty cases, class-action litigation, employment discrimination cases, and professional malpractice claims.

“Claire is a tremendous lawyer and a great asset for our clients and our firm,” says T. John “Johnny” Ward Jr., a founding partner of Ward & Smith. “Few young lawyers know the intricacies of the Eastern District as well as Claire, and her skills and determination are second to none.”

A native of Longview, Ms. Henry earned her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she was a pro bono distinguished graduate and a member of Women of Stanford Law and the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation. She earned her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

Longview, Texas-based Ward & Smith has earned a national reputation in high-stakes cases involving complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, oil & gas disputes, and serious personal injury claims. Ward & Smith frequently assists lawyers nationwide in complex cases before East Texas juries.