HOUSTON, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®, a publication of Woodward White Inc., 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 HoustonMetropolitan 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."