HOUSTON, September 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Sutton and Bob McAughan, founding partners of Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC (www.smd-iplaw.com), have been named to Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property Litigation, as published in the 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition. Bob McAughan has additionally been named to the Top 100 Houston Super Lawyers list. Both Mike and Bob have been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since it began 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. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are selected by Super Lawyers.
In addition, Mike Sutton has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2013, the Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, as a Litigation Star for Intellectual Property for the state of Texas. Benchmark, published by Euromoney Legal Media Group, is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the US. The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period that includes exhaustive interviews with litigators and their clients.