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Business Digest: March 13, 2022 | Local

Ward earns Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award

Trial lawyer and former federal Judge T. John Ward of Ward, Smith & Hill in Longview is among five recipients to earn the 2022 Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award.

The Texas Bar Foundation honor is given to attorneys who have practiced law for more than 50 years and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession. The foundation will recognize Ward at its annual dinner in June.

Ward is a former U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Texas who managed one of the busiest dockets in the federal judiciary. In 12 years on the bench, he handled more than 150 jury trials, presided over hundreds of patent cases, complex commercial cases and class-action lawsuits and held more than 150 claim construction hearings….

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