Wesley Hill

Wesley Hill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Longview, TX

Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
 | 1507 Bill Owens Parkway, Longview, TX 75604
Phone: 903-757-6400
Fax: 903-757-2323
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (60%),
  • Energy & Natural Resources (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Wesley Hill provides clients with courtroom experience in a variety of intellectual property and commercial litigation cases, including trying many cases to verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Hill serves as chairman of the Eastern District of Texas Local Rules Committee. In addition to his expertise in patent cases, Mr. Hill also represents clients in commercial litigation, breach of contract disputes, oil & gas litigation, and federal criminal cases. His trial successes include multimillion-dollar plaintiffs’ verdicts and no-liability findings for defense clients.

    Mr. Hill is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has helped clients resolve hundreds of disputes. In every case he accepts, he builds a legal strategy around his client’s priorities to help them reach their objectives, whether through litigation, settlement or trial.

    Mr. Hill is a frequent panelist, moderator and lecturer on the topic of practicing law in the Eastern District of Texas, including how the venue’s “rocket docket” works, winning strategies for litigating in the district, and the costs and procedures of eDiscovery and electronic case management.

    Mr. Hill is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018-2020 editions for IP Litigation, was named to the list of the World's Leading Patent Professionals by IAM Patent 1000 in 2018 and 2019, and earned a place on the Texas Super Lawyers list in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Prior to that, he was selected to the Texas Rising Stars list each year from 2011 through 2016, marking his peer recognition as one of the state’s top young attorneys. Wes is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards, based on feedback from his peers. He was also elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2014.  Other honors for Hill include the Order of the Coif; the National Order of Barristers; and Best Advocate at the Texas Young Lawyers Association State Moot Court Competition in 2000.

    Certificates and Credentials

    About Wesley Hill

    Admitted: 2001, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.wsfirm.com/attorneys/wesley-hill/


    • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers statewide by Thomson Reuters, 2019
    • Mr. Hill’s legal work and reputation has helped him earn peer recognition in the Texas Super Lawyers list in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. From 2011 through 2016, he was recognized among the Texas Rising Stars, which honors the accomplishments of the top 2.5 percent of attorneys age 40 and younger. The Martindale-Hubbell peer-review publication has given Mr. Hill a distinguished “AV” certification, noting that he upholds high ethical standards in his legal practice. He was also elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2014. Other honors for Mr. Hill have come from the Order of the Coif and the National Order of Barristers. Hill earned the title Best Advocate at the Texas Young Lawyers Association State Moot Court Competition in 2000, and Fourth Best Advocate at American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition in 2001.
    • Ranked among the Best Law Firms in IP Litigation, by U.S. News/Best Lawyers, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Best Lawyers in America in IP Litigation, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • World's Leading Patent Professionals by IAM Patent 1000, 2018, 2019
    • Named a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, 2018, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified - Civil Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2003  
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, elected 2014
    • The Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court, Member
    • Texas Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Eastern District of Texas Local Rules Advisory Committee, Chairman

    Educational Background:

    • Mr. Hill graduated second in his class from Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas, in 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, Texas, in 1998.
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    Office Location for Wesley Hill

    1507 Bill Owens Parkway
    Longview, TX 75604

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    Last Updated: 7/7/2020

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