Brian Ward is a trial lawyer with a private practice in Pasadena and San Bernardino. Brian graduated from Loyola Law School in 2006 and hit the ground running with a level of trial experience that is unheard of in the beginning of an attorney’s career. Brian came out of law school with more trial experience than attorneys with decades in practice.
While at Loyola, Brian was accepted onto the Byrne Trial Advocacy Team, a highly selective and intensive training ground for young trial attorneys. Students on the team are invited to compete around the county in mock trials against the best and brightest students in the nation. Brian took Loyola’s already excellent trial advocacy reputation and helped it reach the pinnacle of success. In 2005, Brian won the National Trial Competition, the Super Bowl of trial competitions, hosted by the
International Academy of Trial Attorneys. The following year, he returned again and was a semi-finalist, while his teammates won Loyola’s second championship. The Byrne team is consistently rated among the top five programs in the country. Brian continues as an instructor for with the team.
In addition to this experience, Brian also clerked for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in the Juvenile Court system where, as a certified law clerk, he conducted numerous adjudications and further burnished his skills.
After graduating, Brian accepted a trial attorney position with a boutique law firm in Sherman Oaks. Brian was sent into trials immediately and made a lasting impact. From his very first year in practice, Brian was recognized as a Super Lawyer – Rising Star. This recognition is reserved for the top 2.5% of California attorneys under the age of 40. Brian was received this honor every year of his practice.In addition to professional recognition, Brian was doing the work where it counts; with the clients. Brian has been fortunate to have changed his clients’ lives for the better. In his first few years, Brian had already recovered over 10 million dollars for his clients.
In 2010, Brian started his own firm. Brian currently focuses on larger cases, fewer clients and more individual attention. He continues to be passionate about the art of trial advocacy and regularly presents seminars to other law firms about improving aspects of their trial presentation. He also lectures for various bar organizations along with a retired judge of the Superior Court.
For Brian, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the impact a just verdict can have on a person’s life. When someone is injured and his or her life is changed forever, there is no going back. Brian has seen, though, that people can move forward if justice is done.