HOUSTON, June 26, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC partners Mike Sutton and Bob McAughan have each been selected as a Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America in recognition of their career achievements in litigations and trials.
Sutton is a veteran trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience in all facets of intellectual property litigation in a wide variety of industries and specializing in oilfield services related technologies, has been described in Chambers USA as "top-notch litigator," a "very strategic thinker" and a "very effective trial lawyer." Two of Sutton's recent verdicts, including a trade secret and a patent case, were recognized as Top Texas Verdicts by Texas Lawyer magazine. Sutton won and holds the largest-ever attorneys' fees award in a copyright case.
McAughan has over 20 years of experience in all facets of intellectual property litigation and strategic counseling and transactions. He has been described in Chambers USA as "an exceptional lawyer who understands things quickly and thinks outside the box" who is "very bright, hard-working and energetic" and a "super trial lawyer." A seasoned litigator, McAughan also works with clients to develop strategic approaches for identifying and procuring IP rights, aligning IP assets with business objectives, and protecting against competitor IP rights.
The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.
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. SMD has been rated as a top IP law firm in Texas by Chambers USA, as well as named as a 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 additionally been recognized by Chambers USA, Texas Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Top Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell.
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