Walter A. Ward

Member

wward@whtlaw.com

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Walter A. Ward was a founding Member of the firm in 1984 after 18 months as a contract trial lawyer for the state of Kentucky and 10 years with a prominent Louisville insurance defense firm. He has been devoted to litigation of workers’ compensation claims, representing insurers, self-insured companies, third-party administrators and professional employer organizations. He covers every type of claim including traumatic injury, cumulative trauma, all occupational diseases, toxic exposure, mental health conditions, coverage disputes, subrogation, medical expense issues and bad faith at all stages from trial through Supreme Court appeal.

He is a frequent presenter at attorney seminars sponsored by the University of Kentucky Law School, Kentucky Bar Association and at seminars for employer administrators, human resource experts and safety engineers sponsored by employer organizations, health insurance and insurance carriers. He is also invited to serve as faculty for Administrative Law Judge training sessions and American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians.

Awards and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
The Best Lawyers in America, 1997 – 2016
Best Lawyers in America, Lexington Lawyer of the Year: Workers’ Compensation Law, Employers, 2012
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Worker’s Compensation Defense, 2008 – 2017
Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha honorarium for forensic attainment
Omicron Delta Kappa Society
Peer inclusion in Kentucky’s Best Lawyers published by the Herald Leader and Courier Journal, 2008-2016

Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

Kentucky, 1973
U.S. District Court, Kentucky, 1973

Education

J.D., University of Kentucky, 1973
B.A., History/Political Science, Western Kentucky University, 1970

Community

God’s Pantry, Volunteer
Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
Parish Attorney, Episcopal Church

Hometown

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Representative Cases

Livingood v. Transfreight, 2015

Travelers v. Reker, 2003

Borman v. Interlake, 1981