HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan and Al Deaver, founding partners of Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC (www.smd-iplaw.com), have been named to the exclusive 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list. Mike and Bob have been recognized for their Intellectual Property Litigation practices, and Al for his practice in Intellectual Property. Both Mike and Bob have been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since it debuted in 2003.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Texas Super Lawyers list recognizes the state's top attorneys based on more than 70,000 peer nominations and extensive research by the publication. Selections are limited to the top 5 percent of all lawyers statewide.
In March, Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC partner Jeff Andrews earned selection to the 2013 Texas Rising Stars listing of the top young attorneys in the state.
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 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."
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