SMD Recognized Among Nation’s Best in 2013 for IP Litigation by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, a Publication of Woodward White

HOUSTON, November 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston-based intellectual property boutique Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC has again been named one of the country's "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, a publication of Woodward White, Inc.

SMD was listed in the top tier of Houston law firms for IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Patent Law. SMD was also listed in "Tier 2" in Houston for Copyright Litigation. Even though it is a boutique-size firm, SMD was listed in "Tier 3" of National law firms for IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Patent Law.

This is the second time in as many years since its founding in February 2012 that Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Law Firms.

"We are extremely pleased with the recognition that our firm continues to achieve in Houston, in Texas, and across the United States," said Managing Partner Al Deaver. "This recognition by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, as well as other recognitions awarded to our firm and lawyers, confirm our view that a focused group of highly-skilled and experienced IP attorneys can provide clients with exceptional legal representation from a small, focused platform that is completely dedicated to intellectual property law."

According to a U.S. News & World Report press release, "Firms included in the 2014 'Best Law Firms' list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise."

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