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Erick W Ward

About me

Erick was born and raised in the high desert of Southern Idaho.  After graduating with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Erick attended Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College.  During his time in Portland, he practiced as a Certified Legal Intern with Metropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc. and developed a passion for criminal defense and the plight of the accused.

Upon graduating in 2000, Erick married an Oregon girl and they moved to Santa Monica, California, where Erick started a criminal defense practice.  Erick quickly established himself as a trial lawyer and his devotion to his clients made the beachside practice a successful one for eight years.  After a few visits to Bend, however, Erick and family decided to return to Oregon for good to enjoy life outdoors and be closer to family.

Erick is happily married and the proud father of two young sons.  He enjoys skiing, birdwatching, volunteering, sustainable living, a good crossword puzzle and, most of all, spending time outdoors with his family.

Erick is admitted to the state and federal courts in Oregon, Idaho and California.  He is a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a board member for theHeart of Oregon Corps.


Languages spoken: Italian, French

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Jon Springer Criminal Defense Attorney
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    Erick is strong advocate for his clients. He is prepared, responsive and isn't afraid to aggressively work toward meeting his client's goals.


    Jamie Gerlitz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ward Grover LLP

516 SW 13th St.
Suite. 201
Bend, OR, 97702


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service AwardHeart of Oregon Corps2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWard Grover LLP2011 - Present
AssociateCrabtree & Rahmsdorff2009 - 2010
Partner / Sole PractitionerLaw Office of Erick Ward2000 - 2009
Public DefenderMetropolitan Public Defender - Court Certified Legal Intern1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Heart of Oregon CorpsBoard Member2012 - 2014
American Field ServiceVolunteer mentor2011 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of ColoradoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996