Thomas R. Ward

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Denver, Colorado

McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP
Thomas R. Ward
McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, White collar crimes, Civil litigation; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1997

Education: University of Colorado Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP

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

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Thomas R. Ward, a founding partner of McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP, is dedicated to representing clients in the Denver Metro 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

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: white collar, Civil litigation: plaintiff

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

  • 70% Criminal defense
  • 20% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1997, Colorado

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

Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. in Finance, 1992
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)., 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Tom Ward serves as a volunteer for the Homeless Court at the annual Project Homeless Connect convention in Denver., 2020
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Lawyers Committee, 2020
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • ADMISSIONS: State of Colorado (1997); U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2003); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2006); Supreme Court of the United States (2007), 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (2001-present), 2020
  • Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel for U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2002-present), 2020
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2014-present), 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association (2002-present), 2020
Honors/Awards:
  • , “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 in Criminal Defense: General Practice, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2023
  • , “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2023
  • , “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2023
  • , Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2023
  • , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2022
  • , Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2022
  • , Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2021
  • , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2021
  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020
  •    , Denver's Top Lawyers, Criminal Defense, 5280 Magazine, 2020
  • ., Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2020
  • ., Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019
  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  • , Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018
  • 10/10, AVVO, 2018
  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017
  • , Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2017
  •   , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • , Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2016
  •   , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015
  • , Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2015
  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014
  •    , Colorado Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010
  •    , Colorado Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009
  • Community Contribution Award, Colorado Lawyers Committee, 2004
  • Winner, Rothgerber Moot Court Competition, University of Colorado School of Law, 1997

Office location for Thomas R. Ward

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

Phone: 303-832-8888

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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