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William F. Ward

White collar crime Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

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also known as Bill Ward

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 46 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 44 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. White collar crime
    35%
    I am a former Assistant United States Attorney and a former First Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania

    42 years

  2. Mediation
    30%
    As a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, PA, I conciliated hundreds of cases in the Family Division. I now handle private mediations, arbitrations and Early Neutral Evaluations.

    12 years

  3. Litigation
    25%

    33 years

  4. Administrative law
    10%
    In addition to litigation, I was the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Pennsylvania

    33 years

With over 40 years of legal experience and rated "Highly Recommended" by the Allegheny County Bar Association, Bill Ward was confirmed in June 2012, and again in June 2014, to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Judge Ward earned the support of all Republicans and Democrats in the Pennsylvania State Senate.

For three years, Judge Ward worked with children and families in the Family Division, adjudicating juvenile dependency and juvenile delinquency cases, addressing mental health issues for juvenile offenders, and resolving child custody, divorce, equitable distribution, protection from abuse, and child support matters.

While on the bench, Judge Ward conciliated hundreds of cases in the Family Division. After extensive training, the National Judicial College certified Judge Ward as a Civil Mediator.  He also is an Approved Neutral by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  Judge Ward provides private mediation in civil and family cases.

Location

Rothman Gordon, P.C.
310 Grant St Fl 3
Rothman Gordon Pc
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-2272

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rothman Gordon, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas
  • Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Chief of Staff
  • Governor's Office, Commonwealth of PA
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Member
  • Ward McGough, LLC
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Thieman & Ward
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Chairman of the Board
  • PA Board of Probation and Parole
  • 1997 - 2003
  • First Deputy Attorney General
  • Pa Office Of Attorney General
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Meyer Unkovic & Scott, LLP
  • 1986 - 1996
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Office of the U. S. Attorney, Western PA
  • 1979 - 1985
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of William F. Ward
  • 1978 - 1979
  • Law Clerk to Federal Judge
  • Judge Louis C. Bechtle, EDPA
  • 1977 - 1978
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Bevier
  • Client acquitted on all counts
  • Commonwealth v. Sarver
  • Client was acquitted of Homicide by Vehicle- DUI Related

Associations

  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania
  • Vice Chairman
  • 2016 - Present
  • ACHIEVA
  • Trustee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency
  • Commissioner
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mental Health & Justice Advisory Committee
  • Vice Chairman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Matrimonial American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • Master
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision
  • Commissioner
  • 2003 - 2003
  • American Probation and Parole Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2003
  • American Correction Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2003
  • PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency
  • Commissioner
  • 1997 - 2003
  • PA County Probation & Parole Firearm & Training Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 1997 - 2003
  • State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Pennsylvania Justice Network
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Governor's Advisory Committee on Probation
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2003
  • PA Association for Probation, Parole & Corrections
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2003
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - 2010
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers - Mediation, Arbitration, White Collar Crime
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers - Mediation, Arbitration, White Collar Crime
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers - White Collar Crime
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer - White Collar Crime
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Top Rated White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2016
  • 2016 Top Rated Business Lawyer
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation
  • Pittsburgh Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top Lawyers in America - White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Pittsburgh Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Preeminent AV Peer-Reviewed Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Achievement as First Deputy Attorney General
  • PA Office of Attorney General
  • 1997
  • Special Commendation Award
  • Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys
  • 1985
  • Letter of Commendation
  • U. S. Attorney General Smith
  • 1981
  • Special Achievement Award
  • U. S. Attorney General Civiletti
  • 1981
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Publications

  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company and West Information Publishing Group
  • Initiating Appeals from District Court Decisions
  • 1996
  • Pittsburgh Legal Journal
  • Compliance Programs Under the United States Sentencing Guidelines
  • 1995
  • Federal Bar News Journal
  • The Sentencing of Organizations Under the United States Sentencing Guidelines
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Disability & Mental Health Summit
  • Special Needs in the Courtroom
  • 2016
  • Capital College at Pennsylvania State University
  • Working With the Constitution
  • 2015
  • American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament
  • Pittsburgh Regional Mock Trial Tournament
  • 2015
  • Advanced Family Law Advocacy
  • Family Law Moot Court
  • 2015
  • 2015 Criminal Justice Advisory Board Conference
  • Courts and Veterans Diversion Efforts
  • 2015
  • Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Veterans Court: State & Federal
  • 2014
  • KDKA-Radio Memorial Day Program
  • Veterans Court in Allegheny County
  • 2014
  • Disability & Mental Health Summit
  • Promoting Positive Interaction With Public Safety Officers and Kids in Court
  • 2014
  • Dads Assisting Dads & Families Forum
  • Dads in Family Court
  • 2014
  • Behrend College at Pennsylvania State University
  • An Evening With Three Judges
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Advocacy
  • Family Law Moot Court
  • 2014
  • Mid-Atlantic Region of NBLSA
  • Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • 2013
  • KDKA-Radio Memorial Day Program
  • Veterans Court in Allegheny County
  • 2013
  • Jacob-Ferree Chapter of DAR
  • The Pennsylvania Constitution
  • 2013
  • Allegheny organizations (county)
  • Choices and Consequences: The Benefits of Community Intensive Supervision
  • 2013
  • 92nd Annual Training Institute
  • Opening Remarks for PAPPC Conference
  • 2013
  • Pitt Law Academy
  • Public Law v. Private Law Careers
  • 2012
  • Allegheny Conference
  • Pennsylvania's FY 2012-2013 Budget
  • 2012
  • PA Chamber of Business & Industry
  • Presentation to Executive Roundtable
  • 2011
  • ABA Environmental Law Forum
  • Environmental Compliance and Criminal Enforcement
  • 2010
  • 2010 Third Circuit Review
  • Fourth Amendment Analysis - 3d Circuit
  • 2010
  • Civil Litigation CLE
  • Civil Litigation Spring Smorgabord
  • 2008
  • 2008 Environmental Law Forum
  • Environmental Crimes
  • 2008
  • 2007 Environmental Law Forum
  • Criminal Investigations
  • 2007
  • ACBA Bench-Bar Conference
  • Demystifying the Federal Grand Jury
  • 2006
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • VOI/TIS Incentive Grants
  • 2002
  • Dauphin County Bar Association CLE
  • Current Issues in Corrections, Probation and Parole
  • 2002
  • Conference for the Re-entry of the Mentally Ill Offender
  • Challenges of Community Supervision of Mentally Ill Offenders
  • 2002
  • Bucks County Board of Judges
  • Parole Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 2002
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE
  • Parole Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 2001
  • Association of Paroling Authorities International
  • Fatherhood Initiatives for Inmates & Parolees
  • 2001
  • PA Legislative Budget and Finance Committee Hearing
  • Costs & Services of PA's County Adult Probation System
  • 2000
  • National Association of Sentencing Commissions
  • Guidelines for Community Supervision
  • 2000
  • Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges
  • Parole Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 1999
  • Lebanon County Board of Judges
  • Parole Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 1999
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Parole Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 1999
  • Transitional Living Center of Williamsport
  • Community Corrections and Female Offenders
  • 1998
  • PCCD Criminal Justice Research Symposium
  • Boot Camp: Intensive Supervision and Aftercare Program
  • 1998
  • PBA Judicial Selection Committee
  • Parole Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 1998
  • PA Association on Probation, Parole and Correction
  • Prevention for Children At Risk
  • 1998
  • Office of Victim Advocate - National Victimization Study
  • Workplace Violence and Staff Victimization
  • 1998
  • Erie County Corrections Seminar
  • Probation, Parole and Corrections
  • 1998
  • ACBA Criminal Law Section
  • Parole Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 1998
  • Senate of Pennsylvania Judiciary Committee
  • Incident Involving Shooting of a Parolee by State Parole Agents
  • 1997
  • Senate of Pennsylvania Judiciary Committee
  • Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees
  • 1997
  • PCCD Criminal Justice
  • Future Directions in Community Corrections
  • 1997
  • PBA Committee on Corrections
  • Parole Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 1997
  • PAPPC Annual Training Institute
  • Keynote Speaker: "Officer Safety"
  • 1997
  • National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board
  • Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees
  • 1997
  • Kiwanis Club of Lancaster
  • Parole Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 1997
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • State Prosecution of Fraud Cases
  • 1996
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Demonstrative Evidence and the Fraud Case
  • 1995
  • ACBA Bench-Bar Conference
  • Pre-Indictment Negotiation
  • 1995
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Compliance Programs and the United States Sentencing Guidelines
  • 1994
  • KQV Radio - "Legal Notes" Program
  • Federal Grand Jury Investigations
  • 1989
  • Rodef Shalom Congregation
  • Investment Schemes and the Elderly
  • 1985
  • United States Naval Reserve
  • Soldiers & Sailors Relief Act of 1940
  • 1980
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Pittsburgh White collar crime Lawyer William F. Ward
William F. Ward
White collar crime Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 46 years