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David John Ward

Family Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 11 years
    North Carolina - NC 19 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2013
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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David J. Ward is an experienced litigator who has focused his practice on family law cases involving entrepreneurs. the polestar of his practice is straight forward: Accomplish his clients' goals and objectives, through negotiations where possible, through litigation when necessary.

A competent lawyer can settle your case; a good lawyer can try your case; a great lawyer knows when each is appropriate. Contact David J. Ward today. He can help determine which is appropriate in your case and how to best achieve your goals.

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The Ward Law Firm, PA
230 Culver Street S
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046

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5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Crystal | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody/Modification
My husband and I came to David after being referred to him by our friend that had used him previously. We had a custody situation that required immediate attention. We had been let down by lawyers we had used in the past pertaining to this same case, but David made us feel like we finally had someone willing to listen to us and made us feel confident that we not only had a case but that we could win our case and with David by our side, we did. David was very attentive, understanding and honest with us. We feel that for the first time someone truly cared about what was right by our children. We will, without a doubt, use The Ward Law Firm in the future to handle any of our family court cases. My husband and I can not express how grateful we are to have found David and to have him handle our case this summer. Our family is beyond thankful! Taylor (David’s Assistant) is as equally as amazing. She was there to help answer any of our questions, no matter how small they were. She kept us in the loop on every single detail pertaining to our case. We highly recommend The Ward Law Firm! Thank you, Dave, (and Taylor) for all that you have done for our family! YOU’RE THE BEST!
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Posted by Montina | September 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dave Protects Business Owners
Dave does exactly what he says -- he protects business owners. He provided me with an honest assessment of my case and I believe he genuinely cared. Whether I was speaking with him by phone or meeting with him in person, he was always fully engaged. If you want to make sure that you avoid major mistakes and headaches 'after the fact', I recommend you hire Dave. It's extremely important to get everything right the first time.
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Posted by Polly | April 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
In good hands!
David is knowledgeable, responsive, very strategic, and most importantly honest. Answers questions throughly, he knows what he's doing!
Posted by Marsha | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Ward provided exceptional service with First Class Representation!! I could not be happier or more pleased with The Ward Law Firm. Mr. Ward represented me in a TPO where not only was it granted but I was also awarded custody of my 13 month old for 1 year!!!! I recommend Mr. David Ward to anybody and everybody :0)
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice !
I spoke briefly with Mr. Ward about a child support issue I am currently having. Mr. Ward listen to everything I had to say and gave me some great advise. I would recommend anyone who needs help with divorce/ child support issue to reach out to him.
Posted by Stanford | December 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I walked into Mr. Ward office and he was completely professional and honest. There were no gray areas and everything was explained to me from start to finish. I was especially impressed with the speed in which we were able to resolve issues. I would highly recommend Mr. Ward to anyone that is in need of a lawyer who is deeply competent in family law.
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Posted by One Satisfied Mom | August 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
I have been working with Dave for a little over a year. During this time, he has been there to guide and address EVERY situation as it has risen. He is both TACTFUL and PROMPT. It is a comfort to know that when I call, I will speak directly to him regardless the level of question. If u mean business, this is the guy for u!
Posted by Satya | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
I approached David with my divorce case which was actually going nowhere. I had approached many other lawyers earlier and I used to get confused a lot after consultation. David took up the case and made it look so simple it did not take much time to get my problem resolved. He is very professional, doesn't mince words, makes you feel very comfortable with his approach. I definitely would recommend him to any body.
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Posted by Charles | August 10, 2015
Professional and Totally Awesome!!!!
Mr Ward represented me in 2013 on several traffic charges. He saved my drivers license as well as possible jail time. He was very thorough and communicated every step of the process right through the court proceedings and follow-up. I highly recommend Mr. Ward to anyone who needs a professional and personable attorney--and he will work with you on costs! AAAA++++
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2015
Mr. Ward was very helpful to my daughters' abusive father and I would strongly recommend his service to financially fortunate individuals. He insured a quick subpoena which didn't allow sufficient time for the other party to obtain legal counsel or supporting documentation.
Response from David Ward August 16, 2015
Dear Blindsided: I have given a considerable amount of thought to how I should respond to your comments. While I think it is Avvo's policy to only allow clients to post reviews, I think most people have figured out you were an opposing party. Despite the baseless accusations against my client, I have elected not to flag the review for removal for one reason: I have never received a 5-Star review from an opposing party before. In fact, I have never heard of another attorney receiving a 5-Star review from an opposing party. I hope you wrote it because you felt you were treated with dignity and respect despite the circumstances that were the cause of our interactions. Either way, save for the unfounded suggestions about my client, thank you for the otherwise kind review.
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Posted by Larry H. | April 8, 2015
Outstanding service!
David Ward did a fantastic job with a rental property termination agreement-- he was very professional, responsive, timely, and thorough. Dave's sage advice and support for the military reflects his patriotism and dedication to service. I highly recommend him for your legal needs!
Posted by Nicole | September 25, 2013
Very pleased
David Ward was very prompt and professional at resolving my issue. It was even done out of court.I was very pleased.
Posted by Andrew | September 16, 2013
Help with Fraud
David did an unbelievable job making sure that the problem I had was taken care of. I was being taken advantage of by my former apartment where I used to reside. They were trying to stick me with fraudulent charges after my lease was up and had sent to a collection agency upon only 8 days after my lease ended. David went above and beyond expectations to make sure that I did not have to pay for these charges. He also had the apartment complex get a hold of the collection agency to make sure these fraudulent charges did not affect my credit score. He was very professional through all of our communication email, phone, and paperwork. I am very appreciative of his work and would send any family member, friend, or person in need to be helped by David.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • The Ward Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lowendick Law Office
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney
  • Partners Group
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Founding Member
  • The Ward Law Firm, PA
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Public Defender
  • 2003 - 2003
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  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • North Carolina State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Fowler, 676 S.E.2d 523 (2009)
  • State v. Via, 676 S.E.2d 909 (2009)


  • Accountant-Lawyer Aliance
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, Divorce/Family Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • Former President
  • 2006 - 2010
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Appellate Committee
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Award for Outstanding Service
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Award for Special Services to the School
  • Campbell University
  • 2004
  • Order of Old Kivett
  • Campbell University
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Local Continuing Legal Education
  • Court Interpreters and Non-Indigent Clients
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (20)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is without reservation that I recommend and endorse David Ward. As a fellow lawyer in Gwinnett County, we have known each other for some time. Further, I have sent him the case that I cannot handle. He is excellent with any family law matter you may experience. Hiring David Ward is a decision no one will regret."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you've got a family law need, certainly call David Ward. He is passionate and devoted to helping his clients navigate through what can sometimes be complex family law situations, and being a strong advocate for their case."
Family Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Dave for over a decade and had the pleasure of working a few cases with him early in my career. He works tirelessly for his clients finding creative ways to get them the best results possible. He is a brilliant attorney and his clients are lucky to have him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He was always a great source of information on cases."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a strong advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend David as a family law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of criminal and impaired driving law."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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