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Todd Alan Ward

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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After working with legendary Criminal Defense attorney Dick DeGuerin for 15 years, I decided to open my own practice to help people charged with serious felony cases in Texas.  Prior to working with Dick, I was a prosecutor for seven years in the Texas Hill Country and then in Austin, Texas.  I have successfully defended clients in nearly every corner of Texas in over 100 jury and bench trials.  I look forward to helping you.

Location

The Law Office of Todd Ward, P.C.
3515 Fannin Street
Houston, TX, 77004

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Posted by Karen Philley | February 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent defense attorney
Mr. Ward represented my son who was looking at double digit years in prison. He was able to get quite a few of the charges dropped and a lighter sentence. He is a very kind and caring person. He stays on top of the issues at hand. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Texas
Todd is the best criminal defense attorney in the state. He advocated for me and worked tirelessly on my behalf. He kept me updated on current activities & next steps and always responded promptly when I had questions or concerns. I would recommend Todd to all family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent defense attorney
Mr Ward was an excellent attorney. He took the time to listen to me, understand my situation, and develop a fact based approach to my case. He was timely and thorough in everything relating to my case. I can’t thank him enough for the tremendous effort he put into proving my innocence.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific Attorney
I Hired Todd to defend a charge for a stupid mistake i made. I was completely impressed by his professionalism, command of the Law, experience and his ability to reduce the impact of the charges on my personal life and financially. He was very considerate, caring and worked extremely hard to defend my case in court. I would recommend Todd unconditionally.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2020
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Fair and honest Lawyer!
Mr Ward went above and beyond to take care of me! The accusations where false and he made sure that I didn’t pay for something I didn’t do. He treated me respect and honesty even when the authorities didn’t. I highly recommend Mr. Ward to anyone who wants a lawyer who will fight for them.
Posted by c | March 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I was very fortunate to have Todd represent me. He guided me through the complexities of the case & procedures, was prompt in his work and his strategy paid off. Thank you again Todd for everything.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney! Great person!
I met Todd when my husband hired him a few years ago. Todd assisted him and his teenage son on two separate cases. When my own son was 16, he had his whole future in front of him, however he got himself into a little trouble. With the professional, attentive and great experience, Todd was able to get the DA to drop the charge and today my son has a bright future without a negative past dragging him down.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2020
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Happy Client
I hired Todd and he handled my issue efficiently and professionally. I was extremely pleased with the results and recommend him to anyone needing council.
Posted by Naomi | January 6, 2020
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Professional and Responsive
He provided first-class representation! He is responsive, his technical expertise and timely advice kept me at ease through the difficult process. I could always pick up the phone and he would speak with me candidly throughout the duration of my case. He was a great listener and fought hard for me until justice was served. He was my David against Goliath! I could never find the words to “thank him”. I would recommend Todd to anyone in need of professional representation from a truly dedicated person.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2019
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Profesional, knowledgable, honest, and caring.
Hired Todd Ward for two different cases, and in every case he took really good care in all details and worked all angles really well. He demonstrated great knowledge of the law and the court and got the best deals for my son. He was always very honest and explained everything really well to understand the options, and foremost he demonstrated that he really care for his client. I highly recommend him
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Posted by Scott | October 14, 2019
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Outstanding lawyer on my Federal Case - Would hire again anyday!
I originally came to the Dick DeGuerin law firm in Feb 2014 having just had a search warrant executed on my business location. The Feds came in, executed the warrant, seized computers, products and documents and left. I was not indicted or even arrested at that point but felt I needed representation in case it might lead to that. 15 months later I was indicted on trafficking in counterfeit products and felon in possession of a gun. Since having retained the firm, the prosecutor allowed me to just turn myself in and bail out. Very civil for me and my family. Todd was very good about communicating with me, and keeping me in the loop at all times. He would meet with me anytime I needed. He negotiated a cooperation deal with prosecutors for me early on and had the felon in possession dropped. Todd arranged and accompanied me to all meetings with federal agents, prosecutors and the corporate victims. He worked with the 2 corporations to negotiate my restitution from a possibility of over 1 million down to a cash payment of 50K, prior to sentencing so that the judge would not have to assess that. At sentencing, I made my statement, the victims and the prosecutors as well. The prosecutors submitted a 5K1 for the successful cooperation effort and asked for 18 months. Todd asked for 1 year and a day. The judge initially started at 5 years but with the prosecutor and Todd’s appeal for less time, he sentenced me to 2 years. This was the best possible scenario considering all the details of my case and criminal history (2 prior state prison terms). On top of that, Todd was able to request a self-surrender for me. I am very grateful to have had Todd Ward represent me and I would hire him again if ever the need arises. Todd is very much a professional in this field. I am now home from prison after just 18 months, back with my family. Thank you very much for taking my case Todd. I am forever indebted to you. ST. - Magnolia, Texas
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Posted by Dennis | October 18, 2018
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Great Attorney, Awesome Person
I hired Mr. Ward to represent my high school son. He represented him and was able to get the District Attorney to drop the charges. He handled the case with great expertise and also treated me and my entire family with great empathy. He ls listened to the facts and also investigated the entire circumstances and lead us through the legal labryinth to finally obtain a just due result for a young man that will now have a better future. We are very grateful for the assistance and guidance that Mr. Ward gave to us. My son had been implicated in a fire and through expert examination was found to be other than arson and thus prompted the District Attorney to drop all charges. Without Mr. Wards quick and relevant actions this could have turned out much differently.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2018
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Saved my life
I was in a terrible situation being charged of a felony I didnt commit. Todd believed me and retained the service of the number 1 polygrapher in the nation to help clear my name. He was with me every step of the way and was able to see me through unscathed. If it wasn't for Todd I would be in prison today, I would recommend Todd to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2018
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Did a great job, got it resolved without a trial
We all mess up, get on the wrong side of a bad situation at some point. Happened to me. I was scared, didn't know what to do or where to start. Todd met me on a Sunday morning, listened to my side, reassured me, and got to work. I did my research and Todd had many articles about his success as a trial lawyer. I can't personally testify to that since he was able to get my case dismissed before trial. His professionalism and effectiveness i can attest to. I appreciated his honesty with me about my situation. I would recommend him and although I have learned my lessons, if ever in a similar situation I know he'd be the one I would call.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Thorough!
Professional and thorough work on my case. Dedicated, ambitious, motivated, driven attorney with your best interest in mind. Todd made my experience comfortable and concise, creating a helpful, knowledgable environment surrounding my case- in control, in the know, and happily guided every step of the way- would highly recommend!
Posted by Mark Martino | September 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Owner
Todd was involved in a huge trial for me, though Dick DeGuerin was lead attorney, Todd did all of the legwork. He was very thorough and always there for me. I really don't know anyone that puts your best interest in front of their own. He was always available for me, and answered promptly if he wasn't. I don't know of any other lawyer that does that. He kept me informed and had a calming affect over me.. I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal services. To this day he still checks on me occasionally . Todd is a great individual.
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Posted by Carolyn | September 25, 2018
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Review - Todd Ward
We hired Todd Ward after our son was charged with a felony. Due to the seriousness of the charges, our options were limited and the outcome uncertain. Mr. Ward worked tirelessly on our son's behalf, getting the charges reduced to a misdemeanor offense. Throughout, the entire process, he kept us well-informed and maintained a positive outlook on a favorable outcome. After months of negotiation, he was able to secure a PreTrial Diversion. After one year, Mr. Ward successfully handled the Expungement Hearing. Thanks to his efforts, genuine client concern, and legal knowledge, our son has a bright future. We will be forever grateful for his services and are delighted to recommend him.
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Posted by Bill | September 24, 2018
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Bill McMillan client
Mr Ward was able to bring out facts about my case that prosecutor didn’t want knowen .This has brought on a new look at my innocence and the truth!!! I Thank “God” I met Mr Ward he’s a fighter in the courtroom. I will tell anyone I know in need of an attorney. He did moore than reset my case. He went to to war for my freedom.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • DeGuerin, Dickson & Ward
  • 2003 - 2018
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Travis County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • 33rd Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City Of Dallas, City Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. N.L.L.; Cause No. 15-23314; Jefferson County, Texas
  • Jury found N.L.L. NOT GUILTY
  • State of Texas v. R.W.P. ; Cause No. 1308324; Harris County, Texas
  • Grand Jury declined to prosecute and case was dismissed.
  • State of Texas v. R.T.; Cause No. 1177462; Harris County, Texas
  • Grand Jury declined to prosecute and cases were dismissed.

Associations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 20th Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Global Directory Honors
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Todd Ward for almost 30 years. Todd is the most ethical person and lawyer I know. Todd works extremely hard for his clients. He spends the time to get to know his client and their families. He reviews cases with a fine toothcomb and becomes more familiar with the facts than the prosecutor. Todd has always had the work ethic and learned how to implement it working for and alongside Dick DeGuerin. I often call on Todd for advice because I know that it will be accurate and honest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent trial attorney and always ethical while remaining zealous."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Todd hard at work for his clients. This is a lawyer who will not miss a detail and who knows the law. If you are looking for excellence, look no further."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great Lawyer! Has tried complex cases in state and federal court. Very knowledgeable, thorough and trustworthy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Todd is a conscientious and caring lawyer who does nothing short of his absolute best for his clients. I should know. I worked with him for over a decade on many criminal cases of all types. I have also referred him casss without hesitation. He has a great bedside manner, is always available, and is not afraid to fight like hell."
Criminal defense

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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Todd Alan Ward
Todd Alan Ward
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 27 years
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