Former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward has joined the law firm of Ward & Smith in Longview, Texas. Judge Ward will lead the firm's new mediation practice. Judge Ward, who retired on Sept. 30 after 12 years of service on the federal bench in the Eastern District of Texas, has joined the firm founded by his son, T. John "Johnny" Ward Jr. Judge Ward earned recognition for establishing the speedy "rocket docket" handling of intellectual property cases in the Eastern District and will focus his mediation practice primarily on IP disputes.
Jack Klein of Jackson Walker was selected as 2010 Dallas Top Lawyers by LexisNexis. This is the inaugural year of the Top Lawyers award, and the attorneys are chosen as the best in
their field by both their clients and peers. The list was published in the December 2010 issue of Smart Business Dallas magazine.