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.
Licensed since 2004
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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.
David Courreges Government Attorney
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2004||05/02/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Attorney||Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P.||2008 - 2009|
|Assistant Attorney General||Office of the Attorney General - Texas||2005 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Austin Young Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2012 - 2014|
|Austin Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Travis County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Texas Young Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Austin Young Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|University Of Texas||Doctor Of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||2004|
|UT Entrepreneurship Week||The Road Ahead: Legal Tips for Protecting Your New Business||N/A|