All Five SMD Principals Named to 2017 Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward White

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® 2017 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.

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." 

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "The most respected referral list of attorneys in practice." Best Lawyers is published by Woodward/White, Inc.