Our focus is on providing clear and efficient counsel and representation. We are passionate about helping our clients achieve the legal results they seek. Whether they need representation in a lawsuit, advice running their business, or need help resolving a legal dispute, we are here to help.
Principal Attorney Jennifer D. Ward
Principal Attorney Jennifer D. Ward is a lawyer based in Austin, Texas. She is licensed to practice in the State of Texas, the State of California, the Western District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, the Eastern District of California, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was selected to join the Austin Bar Association Leadership Academy in 2017. Since 2015 Ms. Ward has been admitted to the Texas Bar College, an honorary society for lawyers recognized for high ethical standards and advanced legal training. Her practice focuses on employment law and general counsel services for small businesses and non-profits.
In 2010 Ms. Ward graduated from University of California, Davis School of Law with a Certificate in Public Interest Law. She participated in Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy, served as Research Assistant to Professor Lisa Pruitt, and was active in numerous organizations. She enjoys giving presentations, and her most recent speaking engagement was titled Tools for Success: Contract Basics for New Businesses.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ward pursued a career in the Arts with the goal of becoming a music professor. She graduated cum laude from Rice University with a double major in piano performance and music history. She earned a Master’s of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in piano performance. She also founded a piano studio and worked as an independent music teacher for a number of years.
Ms. Ward is involved in several legal and community organizations. She is the 2019-2020 Treasurer-Elect for the Travis County Women Lawyers Association. She served as Treasurer of the Austin Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section form 2015 to 2018. In 2017 she served as Chairperson of the Austin Bar Association/AYLA 2017 Leadership Academy Artfest. She is also an active member of the Austin Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association Entertainment & Sports Law section, the South Austin Business Association, the Corporate Counsel section of the State Bar of Texas, the Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Austin, the Entrepreneurial Law Bar Association, the Westlake Chamber of Commerce, Austin Human Resource Management Association, and the Travis County Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Ward frequently volunteers in many capacities at her children's schools and organizations. She is a Girl Scout troop leader for 2018-2019, and she coaches soccer for the Westlake Youth Soccer Association. She serves on several committees within Eanes Independent School District, including the Language Immersion Exploratory Committee for Eanes ISD and the Board of Trustee Parent Advisory Committee for Cedar Creek Elementary. In 2017 Eanes ISD recognized Ms. Ward for her service to the district with a Heroes Award, which is the highest honor given to non-staff members.
Ms. Ward moved to Austin in 2013, and there are so many things she loves about living here. When she is not practicing law or chasing after her kids, you will most likely find her cooking or exploring some corner of this great city.