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T. John “Johnny” Ward Jr.

Having served as a trial attorney in more than 40 jury trials involving a variety of challenging legal issues, Johnny Ward is one of the most distinguished trial lawyers in East Texas.  Mr. Ward has successfully tried a wide variety of complex cases to verdict, including numerous patent infringement, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, consumer dispute, personal injury, wrongful death and survival claim, and civil rights cases.  In the process, Mr. Ward has secured a string of major courtroom victories against some of the world’s most recognizable companies, such as Samsung and Microsoft.

Mr. Ward’s court room work has earned him a national reputation in high-stakes litigation, as evidenced by his AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubble and recognition as a Texas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine in every year since the existence of the publication.  In 2012, at the age of 41, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Ward is frequently called on by law firms throughout the nation to provide his knowledge and skill in complex cases before East Texas juries.

A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a sustaining member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Ward is admitted to practice before the 5th and 6th Circuit United States Courts of Appeals; and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts. He graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma in 1992 and Texas Tech Law School in 1995 (Magna Cum Laude), before clerking for the Hon. Robert M. Parker (Ret.) with the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas

Patent Infringement
Intellectual Property
Auto Accidents
Products Liability
Insurance Claims
Business Torts
Breach of Contract
Commercial Disputes
Deceptive Trade Practices
Federal Tort Claims
Will Contests

Professional Honors and Distinctions

AV Rated by LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell
Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2015, Thomson Reuters
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2002
American Jurisprudence Award: Property Law, Medical Malpractice, Consumer Law
Member of the Texas Tech University School of Law Board of Barristers
AAJ National Mock Trial Team, 1993-1994

Court Admissions

Texas State District Courts, 1995
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 1997
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1996
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1998

Educational Background

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1995, magna cum laude
University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1992, with distinction
Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Affiliations

American College of Trial Lawyers
International Society of Barristers – Fellow
American Board of Trial Advocates
Texas Bar Foundation Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1997-present
American Association for Justice, 1997-present
Northeast Texas Bar Association
Gregg County Bar Association
Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
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