RONALD R. WARD

Attorney At Law-Counselor for Life

 


 

 

Ron Ward's highest privilege is assisting his clients in recovering fair, just and significant auto, personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death settlements and verdicts.

His career is one marked by dedicated service, exceptional leadership, national
and outstanding achievement. 
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Ron lives his life by the credo: “I want to make a difference.”

 

 

EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL RECOVERIES FOR HIS CLIENTS:

 

  •  $7.15 million for a Northwest family in a wrongful death claim arising from an auto/semi-truck collision.

 

  • $1.32 million in a wrongful death case on behalf of the surviving spouse of a Washington resident who was the victim of a defective drug in a pharmaceutical product liability case.

 

  • $500,000 in a medical malpractice action involving negligent surgery on a 12-year-old girl.

 

  • $1 million recovery for a young woman injured as the result of a defective go-cart.

 

  • $750,000 for two minor children for the wrongful death of their mother during a motor vehicle collision.

 

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • President, Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). Ron was the first African-American to serve as WSBA President in the organization’s then 114 year history.

 

  • “Super Lawyers" designation (2003-Present): An honor only 5% of Washington lawyers are selected for, "Super Lawyers Washington Top 100 Lawyers" honoree (2006) 

 

  •  Voted one of Seattle’s Top Lawyers – Seattle Magazine (2007-Present)

 

  • 10/10 "Superb" Avvo Rating 

 

  • Received Washington State Bar Association’s highest honor, the Award of Merit (2008)

 

  • Founded Washington Leadership Institute (WLI). The Institute provides leadership training for diverse lawyers with 3-10 years experience from traditionally underrepresented groups such as attorneys of color and women (2005). WLI was awarded the national American Bar Association Partnership Award (2005), Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Legal Fellowship (2006) and Law Fund of Washington’s President’s Award (2019).

 

  • Selected as one of the "Top Attorneys in Washington" by Seattle Met Magazine (2010-Present)

 

  • Loren Miller Bar Association of Washington renamed its President’s Award, the Ron R. Ward President’s Award (2006)

 

  • Washington State Trial Lawyers President’s Award (2006)

 

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Outstanding Plaintiff Trial Lawyer Award (2006)

 

  • Washington State Association for Justice Carl Maxey Diversity Award (2009)

 

  • President of the Washington State Bar Foundation--the first person of color in the Foundation’s history to serve in that capacity (2008-2011)

 

  • Assistant Monitor, United States District Court Monitoring Team—regarding Consent Decree in United States v. Seattle, mandating police reform of the Seattle Police Department (2012-Present)

 

  • President, Washington Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates (2013)

 

  • Loren Miller Bar Association of Washington Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)

 

  • Sally L. Savage Philanthropy Award – Washington State Bar Association (2014)

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS & SERVICE:

 

  • Former member of the Executive Committee of the Board for Judicial Administration (BJA)-Washington Supreme Court and a representative to the BJA Court Funding Task Consultant to the “Justice in Jeopardy” court funding implementation cohort. The group engaged in the ongoing education of the Washington Legislature and the populace regarding funding of the state justice system.

 

  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Washington Equal Justice Coalition for the support of legal services to deprived citizens.

 

  • Former three-term member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates

 

  • Past Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (now Washington State Association for Justice) 

 

  • Challenge Gift Campaign member and member of the Advisory Council - Northwest Women’s Law Center (1984-1985)

 

 

EDUCATION:

Ronald earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

 

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Ron is passionate about and proactive in working on behalf of diversity, preservation of the independence of the judiciary, and the f equal access to justice for all.

 

He enjoys speaking and is avidly sought after--locally, nationally and globally.

 

In his free time, he treasures spending time with his beloved wife Reverend Kiti Ward and daughter Sara A. Ward, Esq. who is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. He also takes pride in serving on his wife's AgapeHouse board for young women who are high-risk for becoming victims of human trafficking.

 

Other favorite pastimes include reading books on his e-reader, listening to music, traveling anywhere with a rich history, volunteering in the community and time at the ocean. 

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