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Zachary Michael Ward

Criminal defense Attorney at Tallahassee, FL

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Zachary

Learn Zachary’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    I represent individuals charged with criminal offenses throughout Florida, but primarily in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. I handle cases ranging from DUI to Murder.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%

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Location

Cowhey + Ward, LLC
247 East Seventh Avenue
Tallahassee, FL, 32303

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's the man!
Thank you so very much for taking my case! I appreciate everything you’ve done and I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. You’ve helped me in more ways than you could imagine. I’m so very grateful.
Response from Zachary Ward July 27, 2020
Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Shamika | January 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Zachary Ward is an excellent attorney.
I would highly recommend Zachary Ward as an attorney. He was my attorney and did a great job on my case; which had a very positive outcome thanks to him. He made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Mr. Ward also made sure I understood all my options, and kept me up to date through the entire process. Very professional and friendly office.
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Response from Zachary Ward January 23, 2020
Thank you.
Posted by EXTREMELY GRATEFUL CLIENT | October 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT, CARING, DETAILED ATTORNEY & STAFF
Likely in part due to Mr. Ward's extensive experience as a prosecutor, Mr. Ward is exceptionally responsive, honest, and professional as is his staff. Genuinely interested in the details of my case, Mr. Ward protected me from judicial errors that other trained attorneys failed to see. Moreover, Mr. Ward and his kind staff immediately informed me at key points, literally eliminated a case altogether, and works tirelessly to pursue the truth and ensure our judicial system provides reason instead of wreckage.
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Response from Zachary Ward January 23, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. My staff takes pride in helping our clients as much as I do.
Posted by Rachel | July 22, 2015
Very impressed!!
I needed someone to help me get the answer to a simple question regarding my probation. I contacted Mr. Ward via email and the next day I was able to speak to him and get the answer I needed. I was very surprised at his quick response and willingness to help me. I hope I never need an attorney again but if I do Mr. Ward will be the attorney for me.
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Response from Zachary Ward January 23, 2020
I am glad I was able to help.
Posted by HARRY | May 29, 2014
GREAT LAWYER
I HIRED MR.WARD BACK IN 2012 IN MARRIANNA FL. WHILE I WAS IN LEON COUNTY WAITING TO BE TRANSPORTED WARD TOLD ME THAT HE WOULD HAVE MY JACKSON COUNTY VOP HANDLED BY THE TIME I GOT THERE. WHEN I DID I SAT THERE FOR TWO WEEKS AND THE WHOLE TIME WARD STAYED IN TOUCH WITH MY GIRLFRIEND DIDNT MISS A BEAT.AT MY FIRST HEARING WARD CONFIDENTLY PERSUADED THE STATE TO GIVE ME TIME SERVED FROM THE LEON COUNTY JAIL BUT THE JUDGE BOLDLY DENIED THE PLEA BECAUSE OF THE NEW FELONY CHARGE I CAUGHT IN TALLAHASSEE.I WAS DESTROYED AND MR WARD WAS VISIBLY SHOCKED ALSO.HE WALKED ME BACK TO THE HOLDING CELL IN THE REAR OF THE COURT HOUSE AND TOLD ME TO STAY CALM BUT THE JUDGE WANTED ME TO DO 5 YEARS DOC FOR THE NEW VIOLATION.IT WAS RESCHEDULED FOR TWO MORE WEEKS.I PANICKED FOR THOSE 14 AGONIZING DAYS WITHOUT HEARING FROM MR WARD.I BRACED MYSELF FOR THE ABSOLUTE WORSE.AT THE NEXT HEARING DATE,WHILE WAITING IN THE HOLDING CELL I WONDERED WOULD ZACHERY TRAVEL THIS LONG JOURNEY TO MARIANA TO SEE ME GO TO PRISON.ABOUT AN HOUR LATER MY NAME WAS CALLED AND MR WARD WAS STANDING THERE FACE GLOWING WITH PRIDE.10 MINUTES LATER I WAS ON MY WAY HOME.THANKS AGAIN ZACHERY WARD!!!!!I STILL OWE YOU!!!!!!
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Response from Zachary Ward July 17, 2016
Thank you for your kind words. It's not that long of a journey to Marianna.
Posted by Carolyn Frazier | July 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Zachary M. Ward Review
I hired Mr. Zachary M. Ward to represent my son whom had never been in trouble in his life. My son was offered a plea deal of (5) years and Mr. Ward advised him against taking it. At the sentencing hearing, my son was sentenced to (15) years in prison! After the hearing, Mr. Ward had me to stop by his office and told me to tell my son to file a 3.850 Motion for incompetent attorney representation and stated that he would acknowledge the wrong. My son submitted this Motion and when the courts contacted him, he denied telling both me and my son this information!! My advice, please do not hire this attorney!! You will spend a long time in prison and he and his family will live well off your money!! Carolyn
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Response from Zachary Ward July 17, 2016
I'm sorry you had a bad experience with my firm. I recall this case, and certainly would disagree with you on some of the facts, events and circumstances that you described in your above review. I will not detail these disagreements on a public forum. But, as you have a family member that is now imprisoned, I certainly understand that you are unhappy and need to cast blame and doubt on everybody, other than your son, involved in this tragic case.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cowhey + Ward, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Zachary M. Ward
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate
  • The Law Office of John M. Leace
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Dennis, Jackson, Martin & Fontella
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit
  • 2000 - 2003
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Associations

  • Leads Access A - Tallahassee
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • City of Tallahassee Environmental Board
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Book Award - Legal Research and Writing
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Lead ACCESS
  • How to Avoid a D.U.I.
  • 2011
  • FWC Cadet Training (2005, 2006, 2009)
  • Preparing Law Enforcement Officers for Cross Examination
  • 2009
  • Chapter Meeting Speech twice a year
  • How to avoid a D.U.I.
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is a brilliant criminal defense attorney, and I would not hesitate to refer my clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ward takes time to deliver thoughtful, helpful answers to those seeking answers to legal questions. Knowledge and compassion are only a couple of the qualities that make him an amazing legal counselor. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Zach for many years and he has always acted with integrity and tenacity. He is a vigorous advocate for his clients and one of the attorneys I have on speed dial if my clients need his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zachary. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is an skilled attorney who gets results for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ward is a excellent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ward is a great lawyer. He genuinely cares about his clients and he achieves quality results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Zach for over a year now and fully endorse him and his skills in criminal defense. He knows what he's doing and will get you the results you need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zachary Ward is an excellent attorney. I have had the opportunity to work with Zach on many cases over the last several years and have always found him well prepared to zealously advocate for his client. Zach has the rare combination knowledge to recognize issues in a case and the courtroom ability to exploit those issues. I would trust Zach to handle any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I practiced court-appointed criminal defense in Tallahassee for 3 years. I was always happy when my clients hired Zach Ward because I knew they were in good hands. Mr. Ward gave their cases the time and attention they deserved, aggressively fought the charges, and often achieved great results. I know that Mr. Ward shows this kind of dedication to all of his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Zach Ward."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was a prosecutor, I had several cases against Mr. Ward. He was always professional, proficient, and persuasive. He always gave his full effort, no matter how serious or trivial the case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zachary Ward is one of the most dedicated and ethical attorneys I know. He is extremely dedicated to his clients and zealously advocates for them. Highly recommend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ward is an excellent attorney. He uses his experience and knowledge to zealously represent his clients. As a result, I endorse this lawyer."
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Tallahassee Criminal defense Lawyer Zachary Michael Ward
Zachary Michael Ward
Criminal defense Attorney
Tallahassee, FL
Licensed for 23 years
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