Charles Ward

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Ward & Ward Law Firm
 | 728 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: 3176399501
Fax: 317-637-1919
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Charles P. Ward (Charlie) is an experienced attorney/advocate for his personal injury clients and estate planning clients. Charlie and his attorney father, Don Ward, founded Ward & Ward Law Firm in 1994.

    A native of Indianapolis, Mr. Ward received his BA, cum laude, from Butler University. He went on to earn his law degree from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University. Shortly thereafter, Charlie clerked for the Honorable Justice Richard M. Givan of the Indiana Supreme Court from 1990-1991.

    Today, Charlie is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Charlie is an experienced advocate for individual citizens who have been injured by negligence. He is experienced in the following practice areas: car accidents, motorcycle, scooter & bicycle accidents, trucking accidents, aviation and railroad accidents, nursing home neglect cases, asbestos-related claims and wrongful death actions. 

    Charlie Ward has been selected as a SuperLawyer every year since 2005. He has also received peer recognition from both Martindale-Hubbell, which has rated Charlie AV Preeminent*, its highest possible rating; he has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America publication since 2016. Charlie Ward has been recognized and is published in the Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Law and has been Lead Counsel Rated by Thomson-Reuters. In addition, he has received the honor of being named in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers,  the Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers by the Motor Vehicle National Trial Lawyers' Association and rated Top Personal Injury Attorney from AVVO. 

    Charlie is active in a variety of professional organizations. He is a current member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis American Inn of Court and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a former state delegate for the American Association for Justice and served as governor of the Young Lawyers Division of the Indianapolis Bar Association from 1995 to 1999.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Informed Consent, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

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  • About Charles Ward

    Admitted: 1989, Indiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers, 2005–2019
    • AV® Preeminent™Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Law Clerk to Justice Richard M. Givan, Indiana Supreme Court, 1990 - 1991

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Indiana, 1989
    • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Governor, Young Lawyers Divisions, 1995
    • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • State delegate, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1996
    • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1989
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
    • Indianapolis Inn of Court

    Representative Clients:

    • Although court records are public information, we do not publish the names of our clients.


    • Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer
    • Ward & Ward Law Firm Father and son legal team , advocates for clients' rights and recovery. Donald Ward and his son, Charlie Ward, have dedicated their practice to helping people seek legal remedy and recourse for personal injuries received due to another person's negligence. The lawyers of Ward & Ward Law Firm provide personal, focused, and—when necessary—aggressive representation from initial consultation to final resolution of your important legal matters, including— Wrongful death, Medical malpractice and related injuries, Aviation and Railroad accidents, Auto, Motorcycle, and Semi Truck accidents, Mesothelioma, Asbestos litigation, Estate planning and many other areas of tort claim law. Ward & Ward Law Firm 728 S Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46225, Local Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN | 317-639-9501 | Ward and Ward Law Firm, 2010
    • Overview of Ward & Ward Law Firm and our personal injury attorneys, Personal Injury Lawyers in Indianapolis, 2016
    • Charlie Ward is a partner in the father and son firm of Ward & Ward Law Firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Charlie is a personal injury attorney with vast experienced in the areas of auto accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident and truck accident litigation. His practice includes wrongful death litigation, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice and brain and spinal injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an accident caused by a careless driver, call Charlie today at 317-639-9501 for an assessment of your claim for damages. Charlie's blog can be found at Charlie WardWard & Ward Law Firm 728 S Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46225 317-639-9501, Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer

    Educational Background:

    • Butler University, B.A., cum laude, 1985
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    Office Location for Charles Ward

    728 South Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46225

    Phone: 3176399501

    Fax: 317-637-1919

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    Last Updated: 2/8/2021

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