Donald J. Ward, III

Donald J. Ward, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.
 | 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: 561-686-6300
Fax: 561-684-5707
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Mr. Ward is a shareholder with Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., having practiced with the firm since 2011, and recovered in excess of $100 million on behalf of his clients during that time. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Notre Dame Law School. His practice focuses on wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases resulting from automobile accidents, medical negligence, products liability, and premises liability. At the age of 26, in his first jury trial, Mr. Ward obtained a verdict of $824,200, which was more than thirteen times what the defendant had offered to settle the case. Mr. Ward is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and since 2014, he has been selected for inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40" for Florida. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and he currently serves as the President-Elect of the Palm Beach County Justice Association.

About Donald Ward, III

Admitted: 2011, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.searcylaw.com/attorneys/ward+iii/donald+j./

Honors/Awards:

  • Rising Star in State of Florida, Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40 (Florida), National Trial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society (Sustainer Level Member)
  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association Board of Directors, President-Elect (2021), Treasurer (2020), Secretary (2019), Executive Board (2019-Present)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Estate of Joan Litz vs. Hien Van Nguyen, et. al.: Auto liability wrongful death - $1,285,000, 2021
  • Estate of Matthew Searcy vs. United States of America: Auto accident wrongful death under the Federal Tort Claim Act - $7,000,000, 2020
  • Confidential Elder Neglect - $700,000, 2018
  • Kazen vs. Grisetti: Auto Liability- $750,000, 2018
  • Confidential Medical Malpratice - $1,025,000, 2018
  • Confidential Auto Liability involving dump truck - $775,000, 2018
  • Confidential Ophthalmalogical Malpractice - $950,000, 2016
  • Holmberg vs. E-Scapes Lawn Care, Inc., and Geico: Auto liability - $950,000, 2015
  • Confidential Automobile Liability - $2,300,000, 2015
  • Confidential Medical Malpractice vs. Physician Group - $1,050,000, 2019
  • Yawn vs. AIG Property Casualty Company: Motorcycle crash - $1,270,000, 2015
  • Confidential Medical Malpractice - $1,750,000, 2015
  • Confidential Medical Malpractice vs. Hospital - $24,268,497, 2016
  • Confidential Medical Malpractice - $6,000,000, 2019
  • Confidential Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death - $7,250,000, 2018
  • Confidential Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death - $8,900,000, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Received rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Inducted into Million Dollar Advocates Forum & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia, BA, History and Religious Studies, 2008
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, cum laude, 2011
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Office Location for Donald J. Ward, III

2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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Last Updated: 3/29/2021

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