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John Anthony Ward: Awards and Legal Accolades

By John Anthony Ward on June 13, 2018


Based in Kenosha, WI, John Anthony Ward believes in providing his clients with aggressive legal defense in criminal cases and sound counsel in family law disputes. Licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois for more than 30 years, he has a strong record of success, both in jury trials as well negations regarding divorce and child support.

Over the years, Mr. Ward has received accolades and professional recognition for his work as a litigator. Below are several highlights of his recent recognition in the legal field as well as significant accomplishments in court.

Martindale-Hubbell 2018 Client Champion Gold Award

Mr. Ward is a recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell 2018 Client Champion Gold Award. This award recognizes attorneys who demonstrate exceptional service when working with their clients, setting themselves apart from their fellow attorneys. These awards are given based on Martindale-Hubbell client reviews.

Founded in 1868, Martindale-Hubbell is a leading resource for lawyers and those in search of legal services. Martindale-Hubbell has a global network of more than 1 million lawyers, including useful reviews and ratings of legal professionals.

AIOLC Top 10 Best Attorneys - Wisconsin

Mr. Ward has been recognized as one of the 10 best attorneys in Wisconsin by the Criminal Law division of the American Institute of Legal Counsel (AIOLC). AIOLC was founded in 2014 with a mission of recognizing attorneys all over the United States for their accomplishments. Recipients of recognition are selected using an impartial third-party rating service.

American Jurist Institute Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys - Wisconsin

Mr. Ward has received recognition from the American Jurist Institute (AJI) as one of the top 10 lawyers in Wisconsin. The American Jurist Institute is a third-party consumer-driven organization that helps recognize and promote the best attorneys in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The AJI Top 10 Attorneys Award recognizes the 10 finest lawyers in five different practice areas.

Notable Legal Cases

Two of Mr. Ward’s notable criminal law accomplishments in recent years include:

  • Acquittal in a sexual assault case based on issues with the confession that was taken by the police
  • Acquittal in an attempted homicide case
  • Changes to an existing child custody arrangement
  • Successful outcomes in crib death cases

Mr. Ward’s attention to detail regarding police reports and witness testimony proves essential for his legal successes. His knowledge of old statutes and new laws proves helpful as well.

Learning from Experts and Specialists

In addition to his work with clients and in court, Mr. Ward has taken seminars with some of the foremost forensics experts working today, including Dr. Michael Baden, Dr. Henry C. Lee, bloodstain pattern expert T. Paulette Sutton, and Dr. Werner Spitz, whose high-profile work as a forensic pathologist includes investigations of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Seminars with these experts in forensic pathology give Mr. Ward a greater understanding of how law enforcement interprets evidence in criminal cases.

Contact Attorney John Anthony Ward

To discuss your case with Mr. Ward or to go over your case and legal questions, be sure to contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Our law office is here to help, offering expert counsel and sound legal guidance.

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"Mr. Ward and his professional team proceeded tenaciously to build a strong case in my favor. His in-depth knowledge of the law resulted in my twelve year old felony becoming just a misdemeanor. Mr. Ward is the third attorney to work on my case, but the only one who achieved positive results."

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