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
Fax: 303-863-8888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • 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. He also represents clients in civil litigation.

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 (70%): 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 (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

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, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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About Thomas Ward

Admitted: 1997, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://mswdenver.com/attorneys/thomas-r-ward/

Honors/Awards:

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • 10/10, AVVO, 2018
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Community Contribution Award, Colorado Lawyers Committee, 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), 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association (2002-present), 2018
  • Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (2001-present), 2018
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2014-present), 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Colorado Lawyers Committee, 2018
  • Tom Ward serves as a volunteer for the Homeless Court at the annual Project Homeless Connect convention in Denver., 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • WORK EXPERIENCE: Partner, McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP (2016-present); Partner, The Ward Law Firm P.C. (2001-2016); Public Defender, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, Pueblo Office (1998-2001); Public Defender, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, Denver Office (1997-1998); Intern, ACLU of Colorado (Spring-Summer 1997)., 2018

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

Fax: 303-863-8888

 

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Last Updated: 10/9/2018

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