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Jim Smith was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for Boston Patent Law

August 18, 2022

(Boston and Concord, MA) - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that co-founder and Principal Jim Smith has been recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" for Boston Patent Law.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." These lawyers are selected based on who received the highest votes from their peers in a given year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other lawyers in the same community and the same practice area.

Jim has devoted his career to the practice of intellectual property law. For more than 40 years, Jim has helped universities, start-ups and emerging companies, small companies, and mid-sized corporations obtain, expand, and protect intellectual property rights.

Mark Solomon, President and Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, stated, “Jim has been a leader and role model for so many of us over the years in the legal field of intellectual property, and patent prosecution in particular.  He is well known in Boston and beyond as a patent practitioner who gains patent protection for technologies that are significant to a client’s patent portfolio.  Beyond the practice of law, Jim’s role in the founding of our firm and his continued contributions cannot be overstated.”

In addition to the "Lawyer of the Year" award, Jim was also listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for patent law.

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is among New England's largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling. The firm's legal staff provides comprehensive intellectual property expertise in a wide range of technical areas such as biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering.

Since 1983, Best Lawyers® has been a well-known peer-review publication in the legal industry. The publication’s listings, which are distributed world-wide in almost 70 countries, are compiled from more than 5.5 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.