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John Louis Ward

Workers compensation Attorney at Manchester, NH

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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2010
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Attorney Ward is the founder and managing partner of Ward Law Group, PLLC and his areas of concentration are Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. Prior to founding Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was the managing partner of a Personal Injury and insurance defense firm. Seeking to limit his practice to represent only injury victims, Ward Law Group, PLLC was formed to concentrate exclusively on helping injured parties receive the compensation they deserve.

John graduated Cum Laude from UNH, majoring in Political Science, and went on to law school at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, now UNH School of Law, where he was selected to participate in the Daniel Webster Honors Program.

Attorney Ward is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association's Legal Committee, New Hampshire Association for Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He also serves on the board of directors for the North Manchester Hooksett Little League and is a Trustee for the Polaris Charter School and for the Town of Hooksett, NH. He is the former Chair of the NHBA's Workers’ Compensation Section, former President of the NHBA's Workers' Compensation Section, former Vice President of the NHBA's Workers' Compensation Section, and former member of the NHBA's New Lawyers Committee. Attorney Ward regularly appears in courts throughout New Hampshire and before the NH Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration.

He was selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top ten Personal Injury attorneys under 40 in New Hampshire. In 2022, he was named in the New Hampshire Union Leaders Top 40 under 40, where they recognize the state’s most influential young professionals. From 2014-2021, Attorney Ward was continuously named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 40 Under 40 civil plaintiff attorney. In 2019, 2020, and 2021, he was awarded the Client's Choice Award by AVVO. He has also been featured in Super Lawyers Magazine for nine consecutive years, from 2015 - 2023, as a rising star in the fields of Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law. He regularly speaks at seminars for other attorneys regarding these topics.

Attorney Ward is a lifelong New Hampshire resident and is active in community activities. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending UNH hockey and football games. He also coaches youth baseball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife and three children.

Attorney Ward concentrates in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. He was selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top ten personal injury attorneys under 40 in New Hampshire. Attorney Ward has continuously been named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a top 40 under 40 civil plaintiff attorney. In 2019 and 2020, he has been awarded the Client’s Choice Award by AVVO. He also has been featured in Super Lawyers Magazine for six consecutive years as a rising star in the area of personal injury and workers’ compensation law. He also regularly speaks at seminars for other attorneys regarding these topics.

Attorney Ward is a lifelong New Hampshire resident and is active in community activities. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending UNH hockey and football games. He also coaches youth baseball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife and three children.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2019
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2 Whitney Road, #11
Concord, NH, 03301
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1 Tara Boulevard, Suite 200
Nashua, NH, 03062
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155 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH, 03801
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102 Seavey Street
North Conway, NH, 03860
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300 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Plymouth, NH, 03264
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Juliana Lita | March 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Attorney Ward did an outstanding job with my husband’s social security disability case. He is very professional and knowledgeable and he provided us with excellent guidance and support throughout the process. We are so thankful for the amazing work he did. He was easy to reach, kept us updated on every aspect of the case and ultimately, he won the case for my husband without us having to go to the hearing. He is caring and compassionate and gave us relief and dare I say confidence throughout the process. We felt like we were in the best hands possible and winning the case just proved that. We met with several lawyers before choosing him and wholeheartedly believe that he is one of the best lawyers in the state. He is trustworthy, efficient and gets excellent results. We cannot recommend him enough. The day we won the case has forever changed our lives, and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts.
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Posted by Rebecca | December 22, 2015
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Atty: John Ward & Patch & Fitzgerald
In 2014, I was injured requiring several surgeries. Attorney Ward was successfully able to attain SSI within a year. Although the process was rather daunting, Attorney Ward and staff of Manchester, NH were very kind, helpful and professional! I also was able to rely on the staff in the Littleton, NH office. I want to say "Thank-You!" With out their commitment and expertise in the field, I truly believe that I would not be where I am today, receiving benefits! I highly recommend Attorney John Ward with Patch & Fitzgerald for legal issues regarding SSI and or Workers Compensation.
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Posted by Donna | April 11, 2024
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Ward Law Group is GREAT!
I am so pleased to recommend the Ward Law Group! Attorney Ward represented me through my Social Security Disability application process. The entire process can be quite daunting, but Attorney Ward and his staff made it so much less scary! I would recommend for anyone who needs help with this type of application to "get thee to the Ward Law Group" without wasting any time. They were wonderful to work with (so easy to talk to and very warm and professional) and I had a positive outcome (thanks to them!).
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Posted by Webster | December 19, 2023
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Simply the best!
Attorney Ward took my mother's SSDI case and delivered. Now she is approved and that has been a sign of relief for my family. If you need an experienced and caring SSA benefits attorney to represent you, look no further!
Response from John Ward January 3, 2024
Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review Webster!
Posted by Dorina | November 16, 2023
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THE SYSTEM WORKS WITH THE RIGHT HELP
One of the BEST decisions I ever made was to hire the Ward Law Group in August 2020! Attorney Ward's entire legal team, especially his extremely diligent paralegal, Lori. There are seriously not enough words to express my gratitude. She is very efficient and put me at ease from day one. Not once did they make me feel like "just another routine" SS Disability case; I was a real person who needed help. When I met Attorney Ward at my hearing in May 2023, I understood why he and his legal team are the BEST! I am forever grateful and will always highly recommend the Ward Law Group!
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Response from John Ward January 3, 2024
Thank you for your review Dorina! It was a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Crystal | November 15, 2023
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Great Team at Ward Law Group
The entire team including Attorney Ward have been nothing short of amazing on my workers comp case and with my disability case. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Ward Law Group !!!
Response from John Ward January 3, 2024
Thank you for your review Crystal!
Posted by Bob | May 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Attorney Ward and his team was outstanding with negotiating with the insurance company to lower the amount I had to pay. The other person's insurance was at a minimum and my coverage barely covered the cost. John was able to get me a settlement without having to sue the other person, which I didn't want to have to do.
Posted by Mary | May 16, 2023
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Recommend
Did a great job on my disability case. Treated me with respect during a difficult time in my life.
Posted by SANDRA CARON | November 2, 2022
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Exceptional service provided
Hiring Ward Law Group was the best decision I made during a tough time in my life. The complete group was very accommodating to my needs , understanding and compasionate. They never made me feel like I was just a file ( just another case). Anyone dealing with social security issues should go with Ward Law Group. They will advocate for your right and reduce the traumatic stress you will undergo while trying to apply for Social Security Disability.
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Response from John Ward January 11, 2023
Thank you Sandra for your kind review!
Posted by Nicole | October 10, 2022
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Highly recommend
I was overwhelmed when I started my application for disability, especially because I am so young, so I decided to look into disability lawyers. John and Legal assistant Kayla made this process much more comfortable to get through. They not only maintained communication with myself but with eachother. The other lady I had spoken to throughout my process, her name was Jessica I believe, was also always very pleasant to deal with. There was very little wait time to hear back from someone if I had to leave a message, far less than 24 hours. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2022
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Vast Empathy for the under represented
Completely grateful for the patients and steady support given throughout my ordeals, both physical and physiological. The strain endured while trying to recover from injury are easier to bare when you know personal support with your interest understands and wants to apply the law to give hope. Laws that I was not a where of and the expertise to see how it applies in my case. These are service I received by John Ward and his assistant at Ward Lay Group.
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Posted by Ed | July 21, 2022
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Outstanding Legal Team
Atty. Ward, Stacy and the team were awesome helping me settle an overwhelming pile of medical bills resulting from a personal injury. They fought hard, kept me well informed on a regular basis, and we're knowledgeable and professional in every way. I would highly recommend this team for your legal needs!
Posted by Nick | December 18, 2021
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Highly recommend
Attorney Ward and his team are great to work with. Very prompt and courteous, and definately make a stressful situation less stressful.
Posted by Daniel | November 30, 2021
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Daniel F
Ward law group handled my worker's compensation claim. Professional, courteous, and was there for all my questions and concerms. I highly recommend Ward law group for any and all claims or cases. Five stars plus!!!!
Posted by Laurie | November 9, 2021
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Workers Compensation for Medical Bills
John Ward and his Law Firm helped me win an extreme difficult workers compensation case...dealing with opposing insurance company attorneys is exhausting and very intimidating...John and his team helped me through the process of winning my case and for that I will be eternally grateful
Posted by Scott | May 26, 2021
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Great Results
Everyone at Ward Law is very personable and professional. They keep you in the loop at all times, send you copies of all legal documents and John is always willing to offer his professional opinion. I would definitely recommend them and retain them if the future if the need ever arises again.
Posted by Denise | April 22, 2021
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Social security and workmen’s comp
John was amazing, professional and knowledgeable. He was able to help me tremendously. I would very highly recommended him and his firm. EXTREMELY SATISFIED!!
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2021
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Disability
Thanks for all your help. Everything went as it should. I had all my questions answered promptly.
Posted by Chris | December 29, 2020
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SSDI
John and Lori handled my SSDI case they did a great job. I would highly recommend them
Posted by Bruce | June 18, 2020
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I highly recommend John Ward
We cannot express in words just how great John was to us during this difficult time. John was always available to speak with us throughout the process no matter how minuet our questions or concerns were. He made sure to keep up consistently updated and always made sure we were understood what was happening. He made it clear that he was there to help us and always pushed for us to get the best settlement that we deserved. His professionalism was always top notch and was a very personable person which helped ease our fears during our case. We trust John so much that we have recommended him to family and friends to assist them with their claims and legal concerns. John is a fair and honest man that we are truly thankful for being part of our team as we fought for our settlement.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Attorney
  • Ward Law Group, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Patch & FitzGerald
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Normand & Associates
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of New Hampshire/Cum Laude
  • 2006

Associations

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Polaris Charter School
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2020 - Present
  • North Manchester Hooksett Little League
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Legal Services Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Manchester City Library Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • William B. Cashin Senior Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - 2016
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Workers' Comp Law Section
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • New Hampshire Bar New Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015
  • New Hampshire House of Representatives
  • Representative
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under Forty
  • New Hampshire Union Leader
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40 (Civil Plaintiff Attorney)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • New Hampshire Bar News
  • Workers' Compensaton & Personal Injury: Workers' Compensation Settlements and Social Security Offset
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Effects of COVID-19 in Workers’ Compensation
  • 2020
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Board
  • Social Security and How It Affects Workers' Compensation and Unemployment
  • 2019
  • Lunch & Learn CLE
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse John
Car accident Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent lawyer with a thorough knowledge of personal injury claims and a practical and effective approach to his representation of clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Friend
"John is a tireless worker in support of client's rights and the rule of law. He knows the law well, but understands that to be an effective advocate that's not always enough. I wholeheartedly endorse him without reservation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a smart guy who cares a lot about his clients and gets good results for them. He's got a lot of integrity and I've never seen him not do the right thing."
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