Texas District Judge Moves To Son's Firm As Mediator

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward, who was instrumental in making the Eastern District of Texas a venue of choice for intellectual property disputes, has joined his son's Longview, Texas-based firm Ward & Smith to lead its new mediation practice, the firm announced last week.

Ward, who retired Sept. 30 after 12 years on the bench, joined the firm started about a decade ago by his son T. John Ward Jr., where he will focus his mediation practice primarily on IP disputes, in which he...
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