Having served as lead trial attorney in more than 30 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.