Mr. Ward is a founding member of the firm and a seasoned trial
attorney. He has tried approximately 60 jury cases and won the
overwhelming majority of them. Mr. Ward has represented clients in
federal and state courts across the country, including in all the major
New York metropolitan areas, California, Delaware, Massachusetts,
Maryland, Minnesota and West Virginia. His experience encompasses a wide
variety of disputes, such as commercial, medical malpractice, product
liability, toxic exposure and employment discrimination litigation.
Mr. Ward’s commercial experience includes intellectual property
disputes, breach of contract cases and employment discrimination cases.
Mr. Ward recently represented an international corporation in a
multi-jurisdictional litigation over the ownership of patents, and has
handled cases involving copyright infringement, trade secret
misappropriation and breach of restrictive covenants. Mr. Ward also has
represented corporations in employment and benefit disputes brought
under state and federal employment laws, including ERISA. He has
successfully defeated efforts to obtain class certification and
consolidation of pre-trial proceedings before the Judicial Panel on
In the personal injury arena, Mr. Ward has handled complex product
liability cases involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and
industrial chemicals. Mr. Ward has acted as regional counsel to a
national organization providing blood products, handling the defense of
cases involving alleged transfusion-associated disease. As regional
counsel to a computer keyboard manufacturer, Mr. Ward successfully tried
one of the first so-called cumulative trauma disorder cases in the
country. Mr. Ward regularly handles serious medical malpractice cases
for a major medical center and its physicians.
Mr. Ward has successfully mediated numerous cases for his clients. He
also acts as a mediator, having been appointed by the Court to the ADR
Panel of Neutrals in the ADR Program for the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of New York.
Mr. Ward has worked with experts in a variety of technical fields,
including nearly every medical specialty, mechanical and electrical
engineering and economics. He is accomplished in handling issues that
arise in the introduction of expert evidence, including exclusion of
expert testimony under the Daubert and Frye doctrines. Mr. Ward is a
frequent lecturer on evidence and trial practice.