HOUSTON, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan, Al Deaver, Jeff Andrews and Elizabeth King were each selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 in a variety of intellectual property specialties.The recognition is especially meaningful because all five principals at the firm were recognized in the publication.
Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan, Al Deaver, and Jeff Andrews were recognized in the field of Patent Law. Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan, and Al Deaver were additionally recognized in the fields of Litigation – Patent and Litigation – Intellectual Property. Elizabeth King was recognized in the field of Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Mike Sutton was also recognized in the field of Copyright Law.
Bob McAughan was named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Houston Litigation – Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year." This distinction, based on peer review, is presented annually to a single standout lawyer in each practice area and major metropolitan area. Bob McAughan has been named a Houston Lawyer of the Year twice previously: in 2014 for Litigation – Patent and in 2012 for Litigation – Intellectual Property.
Best Lawyers has selected Mike Sutton for inclusion every year since 1993 and Bob McAughan every year since 2005.
"We are very pleased that all principals of our firm have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America," said founding partner Mike Sutton."This recognition reflects the high regard in which our firm is held by our peers in the legal community."
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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 a top IP law firm in Texas by Chambers USA and 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."
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