When the world's on your shoulders we've got your back. Aggressive Criminal Defense.
|CA||Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)||2000||03/31/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Service Award||Heart of Oregon Corps||2014|
|Partner||Ward Grover LLP||2011 - Present|
|Associate||Crabtree & Rahmsdorff||2009 - 2010|
|Partner / Sole Practitioner||Law Office of Erick Ward||2000 - 2009|
|Public Defender||Metropolitan Public Defender - Court Certified Legal Intern||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Field Service||Volunteer mentor||2011 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Heart of Oregon Corps||Board Member||2012 - 2014|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Univ of Colorado Boulder||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1996|
Posted by anonymous
I had a warrant for my arrest in Bend from an event that occurred nearly 12 years ago. I plead guilty to the charges 12 years ago but did not complete the community service or pay the fine that was part of my initial judgment, and moved out of state shortly after, resulting in a warrant. I contacted several attorneys in Bend and Erick was the only one to respond back to me (the same day I contacted him even). My situation made it difficult for me to take time off of work and pay for a trip back to Oregon. Erick took my case and made lemonade out of lemons. Erick was able to get 2 out of 3 charges dropped with no probation, community service or jail time. Even better, Erick was able to waive my court appearance in Bend. In the end, the sentencing was more lenient than the initial one and I didn't have to take time off of work or pay for travel expenses. I'm very grateful that Erick was the only attorney that called me back because I honestly feel that Erick goes to bat for his clients only going for the best outcome and not the settling for the first deal.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Ward (Erick rather), has an uncanny ability in his diplomacy that he was able to cut a deal in my criminal case which I am extremely thrilled about. I truly believe that without him my situation would have been detrimental. To describe Erick with just a few words would be nearly impossible; there are so many positive personality and character traits which he demonstrated regularly throughout my interactions with him that this review does not do him enough justice. If I could describe him in 4 words I would say intelligent, honest, confident and understanding.
Erick advised me of the two outcomes for my DUII and drug charges. He was honest with me and didn't try to make it look like my situation could end up like O.J.'s. We would have to fight through diplomacy or go to trial for the best outcome. He explicitly told me when the D.A. of my case was changed, it would work much better in my favor, and it did. The height of Erick's analytical mind and results driven persona are traits not just any lawyer, or man, can obtain.
Furthermore, he doesn't just understand "the books", he applies his expertise to the real world, more specifically, my world. Erick was quite clear in what I needed to do to help our case. He gave me direction and even offered me words of encouragement. His commanding presence and comforting tone is something that, as a woman, I deeply appreciate. Not for one moment did I ever feel judged. Having Methamphetamine charges along with a DUII smeared my good name. I was embarrassed, guilt ridden and astray. He knew me enough to realize that I was not deserving of the ultimate punishment. He talked to me like a person and more importantly, he spoke of light at the end of the tunnel.
Finally, after it was all said and done, he still calls and vice versa just to check in on things. I no longer wish to refer to him as "Erick the attorney", I will call him my friend.