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George Baxter Ward

George Baxter Ward IV

also known as George Ward, George B. Ward

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Business, Litigation

George Ward

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About Me

George's practice focuses on business litigation, labor and employment law, commercial transactions, and insurance law. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal court. George counsels his business clients on best practices to lower the risk of litigation and employment-related disputes and to ensure the clients are ready to mount an effective defense if litigation occurs. He regularly counsels clients on issues relating to hiring and termination, commercial contracts, wage and pay laws, Title VII and discrimination, and corporate compliance. When disputes arise, George draws on his trial experience to help clients resolve complex commercial lawsuits while minimizing business interruption. He believes that the best results come from being fully prepared and able to try the case if necessary. George has tried cases in every federal district in Texas, and has represented clients before a variety of state and federal regulatory agencies. George was elected to the Board of Directors in September of 2013.


 


A native Austinite, George began his practice in the Litigation Section of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. As an Assistant Attorney General, he conducted numerous jury trials involving complex constitutional issues. After 3+ years with the AG's office, he entered private practice in Austin with a large regional firm, where he handled a wide range of litigation-intensive cases relating to commercial and individual disputes, employment, insurance matters, and construction. George is a graduate of Rice University (2001) and The University of Texas School of Law (2004). 


 


George enjoys time with his family, mentoring emerging companies and volunteering through local organizations such as Volunteer Legal Services and People Fund. He is a member of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (board member), the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Bar Foundation (fellow), Austin Young Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.  


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Business: 30%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • David Carl Courreges

    It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse George Ward. George brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the law that is unparalleled by most. He is well respected by his peers throughout the legal community, and most importantly by his clients. It has been a pleasure working with and learning from George.

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    David Courreges Government Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    George is an intelligent, hard working lawyer and is highly recommended.

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    Joseph Cornelison International Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

De Leon & Washburn, P.C.

Barton Oaks Plaza V
901 S. Mopac, Suite 230
Austin, TX, 78746-5776

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200405/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyShannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P.2008 - 2009
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General - Texas2005 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Austin Young Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2012 - 2014
Austin Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Travis County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bobby Brown v. Jerry Groom, et. al.N/A
Taurus Brown v. Christopher Carr, et. al.Jury Verdict in favor of all Defendants

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University Of TexasDoctor Of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UT Entrepreneurship WeekThe Road Ahead: Legal Tips for Protecting Your New BusinessN/A