Thomas R. Ward

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, CO

McDermott Stuart & Ward, LLP
 | 140 E. 19th Avenue, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-832-8888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner of McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP, Thomas R. Ward is dedicated to representing clients in the Denver area and throughout the state of Colorado. He focuses his practice on criminal defense, generally handling cases that involve domestic violence, sexual assault, homicide, large-scale drug conspiracies, computer crime and mortgage fraud.

Mr. Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He then went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School in 1997.

In his private practice, Mr. Ward draws on the valuable experience he gained working as a deputy state public defender for the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender. He believes that everyone charged with a criminal offense is entitled to knowledgeable, aggressive representation. For that reason, he zealously defends his clients and their rights. He has litigated cases at state and federal court levels, where he has obtained many favorable resolutions for his clients. Mr. Ward is admitted to practice law in the state of Colorado as well as before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Involvement in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Ward. He is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the Colorado Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Additionally, he regularly volunteers his legal services, and he has given a number of lectures before other Colorado attorneys on criminal defense topics.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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About Thomas Ward

Admitted: 1997, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.mswdenver.com/attorneys.html

Honors and Awards:

  • 10/10, AVVO, 2017
  • Awarded the Colorado Lawyer's Committee's Community Contribution Award, 2004
  • Winner, Rothgerber Moot Court Competition, University of Colorado School of Law, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel for U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2002-present), 2017
  • Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (2001-present), 2017
  • BAR ADMISSIONS: State of Colorado (1997): U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2001); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2003), 2017
  • Deputy State Public Defender in Denver and Pueblo offices, Colorado Public Defender system
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Colorado Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Felony Murder, Hunter S. Thompson, and the Last Gonzo Campaign, West LegalEdCenter, 2011
  • Medical Marijuana and the Federal Non-Enforcement Policy, 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. in Finance, 1992
Office Location for Thomas R. Ward

140 E. 19th Avenue
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-832-8888

 

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Last Updated: 6/23/2017

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