Attorney Ronald R. Ward
Seasoned Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA
For more than 30 years, Personal Injury Attorney Ronald "Ron" R. Ward has provided passionate legal representation on behalf of personal injury victims. He counts it an honor to help his clients secure fair and sufficient compensation for their injuries, and his ability as a litigator is demonstrated in a history of highly successful verdicts amounting to millions of dollars. Notable settlements recovered under Mr. Ward's guidance include a $6.45 million car accident claim and a $1.32 million defective drug claim won on behalf of the victim's surviving spouse.
Beyond these successes, Attorney Ward has founded his practice upon the desire to make a difference. This approach has led to his reputation as a leading attorney in his area, with honors including recognition as one of Washington's Top 40 Personal injury Lawyers and listing among the state's Super Lawyers® since 2003. His journey to make a difference has even led him to a position as the first African American president of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) in the company's 114-year existence.
Mr. Ward was instrumental in expanding the legal horizons in Washington by founding the WSBA Leadership Institute (WLI). The purpose behind this program is to help marginalized groups of lawyers throughout the state to be able to strive towards leadership positions within Washington. Since its formation, WLI has been the recipient of national acclaim, including the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® Legal Fellowship (2006) and the American Bar Association Partnership Award (2005). Attorney Ward has been truly influential in the legal community and for individuals across the state.
Awards & Accomplishments
The professional accomplishments that have been achieved by Attorney Ronald R. Ward are not few and far between. For decades, the personal injury lawyer has successfully secured results for both himself and his clients. Attorney Ward also previously served as the president of the Washington State Bar Foundation from 2008 to 2011. He was also selected as the president of the Washington chapter for the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2012. Again, Ron made history with these positions, becoming the first African American to serve in such a role for both of the organizations to which he was assigned.
- Washington State Bar Association Award of Merit (WSBA's highest honor)
- Washington State Bar Association Excellence in Diversity Award
- Washington State Bar Association
- Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Presidents Award
- Washington State Association for Justice Carl Maxey Award for Diversity
- Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Outstanding Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer Award
- Loren Miller Bar Association renamed Presidents Award: Ron R. Ward President's Award
Today, Attorney Ward runs a private practice along with fellow attorney, J.D. Smith. Small, medium, and large personal injury cases are all welcomed by the attorney, who is unwilling to dismiss a case purely based on size. From maritime personal injury cases, to medical malpractice claims, to wrongful deaths, Mr. Ward covers it all, and he does so with success. Whether your case involves a toxic tort, product liability, industrial accident, or something else, Attorney Ward is prepared to help. The attorney can be reached directly at (206) 957-1273 or at Ron@WardSmithLaw.com.