Attorney Adam Ward
Adam Ward graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Law school, therefore, was inevitable. While at A&M, Adam seriously considered a military career, and joined the United States Navy Reserve to test the waters. He enjoyed boot camp and “A” school (as a Signalman) in sunny Orlando, Florida, shortly before it was shut down. Adam eventually received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy Reserve after six years of being a weekend warrior (and two weeks a year) plus two years on Individual Ready Reserve. Most of those weekend “Drills” were spent at Austin’s Camp Mabry, which then (and maybe now) was a far cry (actually a short motorcycle ride) from College Station. So, the Austin seed had been planted.
After college, including law school scholarship offers, Adam decided to attend The University of Houston Law Center. A successful first year included getting the highest score out of about eighty students (in his class in two subjects), making The University of Houston Law Center Law Review as an Articles Editor, and clerking for a District Court Judge and a law professor. Adam also clerked for the prominent plaintiffs firm of Cook & Butler (now Doyle Raizner) in Houston, and (whew) passed the Texas State Bar exam in 1993.
Adam worked for a midsized firm in Houston run by former District Court Judge, Alvin Zimmerman. But Austin kept calling. So, as a relatively new lawyer, and not knowing any better, Adam took a job offer from one of the biggest workers’ compensation insurance defense firm in the state, Flahive, Ogden & Latson, (representing the same insurance companies he currently fights). Well, that didn’t last long, about nine months, actually. And, as bad an experience as that was, the insurance companies and their lawyers were gracious enough to show him the ropes. Pretty quickly, it became obvious who the good guys were (you), and who the bad guys were (the insurance companies). So, in the spring of 1995, Adam left the insurance companies, and switched sides, joining the well respected attorney, Dick Allison, as a plaintiff’s (Claimant’s) lawyer.
Since then, and hundreds if not thousands of workers’ compensation meetings and hearings later, as well as having a million dollar plus verdict and multi-million dollar settlements, Adam Ward will take on any insurance company, any employer, any law firm, any day. In his spare time (which is not much) Adam likes to fish, play his guitar, and is an Assistant Scout Master to an Austin Boy Scout Troop.