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Joseph Harrison Ward

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   9 reviews

also known as J. Harrison Ward, Harrison Ward

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

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I am the sole proprietor of J. Harrison Ward, LLC and managing partner of Azam, Ward, Sullivan, Attorneys at Law, PLLC.  I am licensed to practice law in all Texas courts, but primarily serve the greater Houston area.  I provide defense for both civil and criminal proceedings, family law matters, and I am a certified mediator & arbitrator.


I am well-versed and experienced in criminal, civil, and family law.  My passion, drive, and committment is to provide the best possible outcome for my clients.  Call my office today to arrange a consultation.

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J. Harrison Ward, DBA Attorney at Law
9894 Bissonnet St., Suite 910
Houston, TX, 77036
Azam, Ward & Sullivan, PLLC.
9894 Bissonnet, Suite 905
Houston, TX, 77036
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Posted by Victoria | November 14, 2019
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Child Custody Case
I would highly recommend anyone seeking legal counsel for a child custody dispute or any legal matter to hire Joseph Ward. Mr. Ward took on my case from a previous attorney less than a year ago and today after 5 years of fighting in court he helped me put my family back together. I will forever be grateful for his brilliant mind, his persistence and heart. He truly cares about his clients and that is something you don’t see very often.
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Posted by Rick B. | November 14, 2019
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Best Litigator ever!
My attorney, Joseph Ward, helped me put my family back together. A trial 7 days long, and an ornery opposing counsel only increased Mr. Ward's passion to assist my family. Thank you!
Posted by Nicki Smith | May 20, 2017
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Dismiss Assault Charge
I was arrested for an assault charge. A friend of mine had a similar arrest and recommended Joseph Ward. I was frustrated about the whole situation since these were observed charges. So I hired Mr.Ward. Mr.Ward made me feel comfortable talking about the situation. He asked the necessary questions that would help resolve this case. Mr. Ward is an excellent speaker, professional, and a charismatic skilled lawyer. He kept me up to date and informed me throughout the process, which made me feel a little easier. I was amazed at the outcome, the case was dismissed; no jail time, no fines, no probation. Mr.Ward, I cannot thank you enough for all you hard work. You are a brilliant lawyer!
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Posted by Ashley | May 18, 2017
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Highly Recommended Defense Attorney
If I ever need a criminal defense attorney, I would, without hesitation, contact Joseph. His work ethics are high quality, he worked efficiently and encompasses what a great lawyer ought to be. I went with Joseph because I needed a defense attorney urgently however I wanted more bang for my buck. His price is reasonable but more importantly his knowledge surpassed my expectations , especially for the level and experienced service he provides. The case seemed like an eternity because of all the allegations the State was accusing me of. He is a 5 star lawyer. I highly recommend him, more highly from the work he performed on my behalf due to his strong work ethic, dedication and insight into the system.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2017
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Trustworthy, Honest and Great at his Craft!
Mr. Ward was my defense attorney back in 2016. I had the great pleasure of having him by myside. I had been accused of possession of illegal substance. If I was convicted then I would have to serve at least 2 years. The situation was tough on my family. He not only won my case but has given my great advice on other legal matters. I am truly grateful for the work Mr. Ward had put into winning my case. And I can say without a doubt, that I would work with him again if I need another attorney.
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Posted by Jack | March 4, 2015
Beyond Expectations
Mr. Ward was quick and expedient. He kept me informed as to what the other attorneys were attempting in my family law case. I received frequent updates and never felt small in our negotiations.
Posted by Harken | February 16, 2015
Job well done
Mr. Ward handled my assault case effectively and with priority. He is knowledgeable and quite imaginative in his approach with courts. Thank you!
Posted by Jason | January 29, 2015
DUI Defense
Gave me a free consultation and actually spent real time with me. Kept me informed and got my case dismissed. Couldn't have been happier, and then to top it off, he ended up returning a portion of my retainer as he said it wasn't needed for the casework. Thanks Joe!
Posted by Alberto | July 3, 2015
Dependable Representation
Mr. Ward has been a good friend and trusted source for legal advise and research. I have known him for 5 years and he has proven that he is up for the challenge and has a dynamic legal mind. He's a good lawyer and you can depend on him for your legal needs...
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Busby & Associates, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Timberly Davis Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014


  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gross Negligence
  • Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Requested settlement awarded.
  • Federal Consumer Fraud
  • Ongoing


  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Nominated for publication
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Ward is an intelligent and diligent advocate. He follows up with clients and keeps a manageable caseload so that he can focus on the complexities of each client's case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ward, is a diligent attorney and works very hard to represent his Clients in a professional and zealous manner."

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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph Harrison Ward
Joseph Harrison Ward
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 9 years