Wayne Ward

Meet Texas Attorney V. Wayne Ward

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Phone: 817-789-4436
Fax: 817-334-0394
Email: Email Me

I am V. Wayne Ward, an experienced attorney with more than 30 years in family law. That background, coupled with my ability to incorporate new ideas and methods into my daily practice, have allowed me to earn my clients’ trust and my peers’ respect.
I am always focused on the end-goal, and I firmly believe in client involvement. One of the first requests I will make of a new family law client is to set specific goals for their case. This way, we can work together to achieve specific, agreed-upon objectives.

I have been named to the “Texas Super Lawyers” list for the years 2003-2006 and 2009-2016, which is awarded by Thomson Reuters Lawyer rating services, and published in Texas Monthly magazine. I have also been awarded the highest rating given—AV Preeminent—by Martindale-Hubbell for Family Law attorneys. In addition, the Fort Worth Business Press has cited me as an Attorney of Excellence in Family Law. I am the recipient of the President’s Award of Outstanding Achievement from the Tarrant County Bar Association.

I am also active in the local legal community. I am a member and former president of the Tarrant County Bar Association, and former president of the Tarrant County Family Bar Association, where I served on the Board of Directors for more than 20 years. I am a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow and Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas. You will find that I am called upon frequently to lecture on all aspects of family law.

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Areas of Practice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Admitted to practice United States Supreme Court

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. – 1977
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • M.B.A. – 1977
  • North Texas State University, Denton, Texas
    • B.A. cum laude – 1973

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 1986

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Director of the Year Award, Tarrant County Bar Association, 1998 – 1999
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2003
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2004
  • Fort Worth Business Press Attorney of Excellence in Family Law, 2003
  • Presidents Award of Outstanding Achievement Tarrant County Bar Association, 2003
  • Co-Chair of the Year Tarrant County Bar Association, 2003
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2005
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2006
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2009
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2010
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2011
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2012
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2013
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2014
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2015
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Director, 1997 – 1998
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 1999
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, First Vice President, 2000
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Charter Fellow Member
  • Tarrant County Family Bar Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Family Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 1985 – 1999
  • Tarrant County Family Bar Association, President Elect, 1990 – 1991
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, President Elect, 2001 – 2002
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, President, 2002 – 2003
  • State Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Charter Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Alpha Chi
  • Delta Theta Phi