All SMD Principals Named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America® List

Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan, Al Deaver, and Jeff Andrews 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 four principals at the firm were again recognized in the publication.

Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan, Al Deaver, and Jeff Andrews were each recognized in the fields of both Litigation - Patent and Patent Law. Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan, and Al Deaver were additionally recognized in the field of Litigation – Intellectual Property. Bob McAughan was recognized in the field of Trademark Law, and Mike Sutton was also recognized in the field of Copyright Law.

Best Lawyers has selected Mike Sutton for inclusion every year since 1993, Bob McAughan since 2005, Al Deaver since 2014, and Jeff Andrews since 2015.

"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.