Mr. Ward has a strong trial experience from his work as a Trial Attorney for the 13th Judicial District Attorney.
During his time as a Trial Attorney, Mr. Ward prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases. In those cases, he argued motions, conducted pretrial conferences, worked with victims of crimes, and went to trial at the Magistrate and District Court levels.
Mr. Ward has performed 11 bench trials and 3 jury trials. During his time as a Trial Attorney, his rolling caseload of approximately 175 cases were mostly DWI and Domestic Violence related.
Mr. Ward has a strong theoretical and practical knowledge of federal and state laws encompassing tribal interests.
Additionally, Mr. Ward is an enrolled member by blood of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Mr. Ward’s experience in Indian Country includes working with Jemez Pueblo on Business Leasing and Solar Farm development, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Environmental issues raised by the Dakota Access Pipeline, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma on elder health issues, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho on reservation boundary disputes with the Secretary of Interior, Zuni Pueblo on economic development, and the Pueblo of Laguna on various legislative and fiscal matters.
Mr. Ward is a veteran of the armed services and a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the State of New Mexico, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Negligence and Tort Claims
Bar Admissions, Bar Service, and Accolades
General Tort Liability
Civil Rights and Law Enforcement Litigation
Employment Law Litigation
University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM
Juris Doctor, December 2017
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK
Bachelor of Arts, Communications, May 2013