HOUSTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston-based intellectual property boutique Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC has again been named one of the country's "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.
SMD was listed in the top tier of Houston law firms for IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Patent Law. SMD was also listed in "Tier 2" in Houston for Copyright Litigation. Even though it is a boutique-size firm, SMD was listed in "Tier 3" of National law firms for IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Patent Law.
This is the second time in as many years since its founding in February 2012 that Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Law Firms.
"We are extremely pleased with the recognition that our firm continues to achieve in Houston, in Texas, and across the United States," said Managing Partner Al Deaver. "This recognition by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, as well as other recognitions awarded to our firm and lawyers, confirm our view that a focused group of highly-skilled and experienced IP attorneys can provide clients with exceptional legal representation from a small, focused platform that is completely dedicated to intellectual property law."
According to a U.S. News & World Report press release, "Firms included in the 2014 'Best Law Firms' list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise."
About Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC
Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC is a premier intellectual property boutique focusing exclusively on IP litigation and strategic counseling in a fee sensitive environment. SMD's five partners have more than 100 years of combined experience handling complex IP matters in the courts and in arbitration proceedings, as well as identifying and cultivating IP rights in a variety of industries and technologies. Having managed and practiced in the IP sections at leading AmLaw 100 firms, SMD's partners formed the firm because they were convinced that a smaller, more focused platform dedicated to IP law could provide more effective, more efficient, higher quality representation than available in a traditional law firm model. Chambers USA as ranked SMD as a top IP law firm in Texas, and SMD has been named as a 2013 Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies by Corporate Counsel magazine. The firm has also been recognized nationally for IP litigation—and ranked Tier 1 in Houston for multiple practice areas—by U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." Its lawyers have additional been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers, Top Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell.
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