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Cathleen Frances Ward

Real estate Attorney at Glen Burnie, MD

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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I founded this firm in 1997.  At that time, I had a handful of clients and made quite a leap of faith by branching out on my own.  However, I had a great mentor, Paul B. Rodbell, Esq., and truly helpful experience through earlier employment at two highly regarded Maryland law firms.  When this firm first opened, I operated from a small office, sublet from a generous attorney and friend, J. Robb Cecil, Esq.   Slowly and carefully, I built my practice and the firm.  Today, we have a staff of 10 and moved in 2011 to our newly re-developed office building in the Glen Burnie Town Center.

I decided to become a lawyer while in high school and have been licensed to practice since 1990.  I knew early on that the law was the right profession for me and I graduated from the University of Maryland – College Park with a degree in Law Enforcement.  However, I wasn’t sure at the start of law school (University of Maryland at Baltimore, this time) what practice areas would be most interesting to me and, at the same time, best fit my skill set.  During law school, I was truly blessed by working in the office of the General Counsel the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission under the supervision of the talented Honorable Patricia Mitchell.   Here, I was able to work on the commission’s police force issues as well as on zoning and land use.  The zoning experience at the commission paved the way to my next great experience working for a law firm in Prince George’s County where I expanded my zoning practice along with general business law and real estate transactions.  I then became an associate at a law firm in Howard County, Maryland where I further expanded my zoning practice into Howard and Anne Arundel Counties and in more complex real estate transactions and financing, representing both lenders and borrowers for residential and commercial transactions.

Currently, I truly enjoy all manner of real estate and business cases often because I like solving the mathematical complexities presented by cases involving business matters and property issues.  I joking call this area ‘math law’. I concentrate my practice in areas such as real estate, bankruptcy, financing, business transactions, zoning and contracts.   Client success in these areas requires meticulous attention to detail and the innate ability to follow the numbers to the desired result.  It is precisely these traits that I put to the service of our clients.

In my free time, I enjoy landscaping & gardening, running, scuba diving, skiing and, much to my husband’s dismay, re-designing our home (usually started by removing a wall, while he is at the store).  My husband and I have three lovely children.

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Ward & Co Law
308 Crain Highway NW
Suite 203
Glen Burnie, MD, 21061


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Posted by Ben A. Client | August 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representative and Counselor!
Cathy Ward has been my attorney for nearly twenty years. In that time, the firm's attorneys have handled a multitude of legal issues on my behalf. From family law matters to business formations to real estate transactions, the firm has always represented me with competence, diligence and integrity. The attorneys have always been responsive to my inquiries and I have found them to be knowledgeable and professional. I have always found their fees to be reasonable and exactly what was agreed to as set forth in the retainer agreement. I have never been surprised by my has always been comprehensive, detailed and representative of the work that was performed on my cases. The staff has always been polite and courteous and professional and the offices are beautifully kept. Ward & Co. is a top-rate and professional firm!
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Poor managment
As soon as you hire this attorney, she will disappear and tell her secretary that she is not available for her client's calls. She took ages to solve a simple zoning issue that I had.


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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Reese and Carney, LLP
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Meyers, Billingsley, Shipley, Curry et al
  • 1990 - 1993


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Maryland Continuing Legal Education (MICPEL)
  • Variances and Special Exceptions in Anne Arundel County: A Practical Guide to Land Use Practice
  • 2000
  • Maryland Continuing Legal Education (MICPEL)
  • Reaffirmation of the Quasi-Judicial Nature of the Zoning Process
  • 1999
  • Maryland Bar Journal
  • The Vesting of Development Rights in Maryland in the Context of Current Land Development Regulation
  • 1992

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Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"If you need help with commercial or residential loans or real estate matters, bankruptcy, or general legal representation, you want Cathy Ward as your attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and fights hard for her clients. I fully endorse her."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working at Ms. Ward's firm for over two years now. She is a mentor and a truly phenomenal attorney. I happily endorse her abilities as a lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt

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Glen Burnie Real estate Lawyer Cathleen Frances Ward
Cathleen Frances Ward
Real estate Attorney
Glen Burnie, MD
Licensed for 33 years