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LONGVIEW, Texas, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas law firm
Ward & Smith is proud to announce that
Claire Abernathy Henry and
Wesley Hill have been selected to the 2013
Texas RisingStars listing of the top young attorneys in the state.
This marks Ms. Henry's second selection based on her intellectual property litigation expertise. Mr. Hill earned his third selection based on his business litigation and intellectual property work. The complete 2013
Texas Rising Stars list appears in the April issues of
Texas Monthly and
Texas Rising Stars magazines.
"We are exceptionally proud of Claire and Wes and the work they do for our clients every day," says Ward &
T. John "Johnny" Ward Jr. "We are also proud that our legal peers have named every attorney at Ward &
Smith to either the
Texas Rising Stars or
Texas Super Lawyers list."
Both annual lists are determined by Thomson Reuters' legal division based on nominations from other lawyers across
Texas and a review by the publication's editors.
Texas Rising Stars recognizes the state's top lawyers under the age of 40 and those who have been practicing law for 10 years or less.
Ms. Henry represents clients in patent and commercial litigation before state and federal courts. A former briefing attorney at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Texas, she earned her law degree at Stanford Law School in 2005 after securing an undergraduate degree from
Vanderbilt University in 2002.
Mr. Hill represents clients in a variety of intellectual property and commercial litigation cases, including those involving contract disputes, oil & gas claims and federal criminal matters. Chairman of the Eastern District of Texas Local Rules Committee, he frequently delivers presentations on practicing in the Eastern District. He is a 2001 graduate of
Texas Tech University School of Law, and he earned his undergraduate degree from the
University of Texas at Tyler in 1998.
Ward & Smith has tried more than 350 cases to verdict, earning a national reputation in high-stakes claims involving complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, oil & gas matters, and serious personal injuries. Ward &
Smith frequently assists lawyers nationwide in complex cases before
East Texas juries.
For more information about the individual honors for Ward & Smith, please contact Bruce Vincent at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.