New Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firm Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC Listed in U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Rankings

Nov 01, 2012, 09:33 ET from Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the breadth of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. 

According to a U.S. News press release, "The third edition of these rankings features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers.  Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise."

Only seven months after opening its doors, the Houston-based intellectual property boutique law firm Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC was ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers as "Tier 1" in the Houston Metropolitan Area for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law and as "Tier 2" in Houston for Copyright Law.

As well as making its mark on the Houston Bar, Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC has been ranked nationally by U.S. News – Best Lawyers as "Tier 3" for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law.

Mike Sutton had this to say about the new U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings: "We are extremely pleased with this recognition of our new, IP boutique firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.  We view our firm's high rankings as support for our belief that a focused group of highly-skilled and experienced IP attorneys can provide clients with more efficient and more effective legal representation from a smaller, more focused platform that is dedicated to intellectual property law.  We look forward to continuing to provide the high-quality representation that has enabled our firm to achieve these rankings."

About Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC
Founded in February 2012 by attorneys who previously lead IP sections in AmLaw 100 firms, the boutique firm of Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC is a team of experienced and dedicated lawyers who specialize in all aspects of IP litigation, IP counseling, and IP transactional representation.  SMD's lawyers believe that the most efficient and effective way to provide high quality IP representation is through a firm that specializes in intellectual property law and has the flexibility to customize legal services and fee arrangements to the individualized needs of its clients.  The lawyers of SMD have over a century of combined experience in all areas of intellectual property law, covering a wide range of technologies.  For more information, please go to

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