Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in America for 2019

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 of counsel, former federal Judge T. John Ward for honors in the same practice area.

Partner Bruce A. Smith is recognized for his expertise in personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs.

The Best Lawyers in America is compiled through a process of independent nominations. Prior nominees who handle similar cases review the nominations, and the editors make the final selections, recognizing the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the country based on their practice areas.

Known for high-stakes intellectual property trials, Ward, Smith & Hill’s recent successes include a $502.6 million patent infringement win against tech giant Apple Inc. on behalf of VirnetX for infringing on four patents used for VPN on Demand and Facetime in Apple products.

The firm recently earned a spot in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018, a unique legal guide that features top patent firms and professionals around the globe. The global guide described Ward, Smith & Hill as a “litigation specialist well-known and respected among those who make regular appearances in the Eastern District of Texas.”

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 https://wsfirm.com.