Carl Ward

Ward & Associates
12444 Powerscourt Dr., Suite 370
St. Louis, MO 63131
314-394-2150
www.criminaldefensemo.com


Mr. Ward has earned national recognition for his work in the area of DWI defense – against both criminal charges and administrative license suspensions and revocations. Since 1984, he has represented more than 2,000 drivers accused of DWI in nearly 200 municipal and state courts throughout Missouri, including all three Missouri Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Missouri. Through his appellate work in many of these cases, he has helped shape DWI law in Missouri as we now know it. Mr. Ward is certified – through a NHTSA/IACP-approved training program – as a field sobriety testing instructor, has been factory trained as a maintenance supervisor on the BAC Datamaster (Missouri's primary breath-testing machine), and completed an extensive training program in gas chromatography (Missouri's blood-testing technology). Mr. Ward has also been quoted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis Daily Record, Missourian, and Missouri Lawyers Weekly – among others – and his 2002 case, Brown v. Director of Revenue, made Missouri Lawyers Weekly's list of Top Cases of 2002. (In Brown, the Supreme Court of Missouri held that a trial court may disregard the results of improperly-administered field sobriety tests when determining whether probable cause existed for a police officer to arrest a driver for DWI – an issue in every administrative license suspension or revocation case in Missouri.) In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Ward also trains private defense attorneys, judges, prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, and police officers throughout Missouri in DWI law and field sobriety test administration, and has chaired or moderated the State's largest DWI defense training seminars since 1997.    Areas of Practice  DWI / DUI Defense  Criminal Defense  Constitutional Law  Administrative Law  Litigation & Appeals  Personal Injury - Plaintiff  Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff  Premises Liability - Plaintiff  Wrongful Death - Plaintiff  Litigation Percentage  100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation    Bar Admissions  Missouri, 1984    Education  Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri    J.D. - 1984  University of Missouri, St Louis, Missouri    B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - 1981  Major: Political Science  Representative Cases  Brown v. Director of Revenue, 85 S.W.3d 1 (Mo. 2002)  Dabin v. Director of Revenue, 9 S.W.3d 610 (Mo. 2000)  Vanderpool v. Director of Revenue, 226 S.W.3d 108 (Mo. 2007)  York v. Director of Revenue, 186 S.W.3d 267 (Mo. 2006)  Paty v. Director of Revenue, 168 S.W.3d 625 (Mo. App. E.D. 2005)  Reece v. Director of Revenue, 61 S.W.3d 288 (Mo. App. E.D. 2001)  Richardson v. Director of Revenue, 165 S.W.3d 236 (Mo. App. S.D. 2005)  State v. Tyler, 285 S.W.3d 353 (Mo. App. S.D. 2009)  Russell v. Director of Revenue, 83 S.W.3d 72 (Mo. App. W.D. 2002)  Shenberg v. Director of Revenue, 195 S.W.3d 452 (Mo. App. W.D. 2006)    Classes/Seminars  "Defending Your Client's Driver's License following a DWI Arrest", Saint Louis, Missouri, 2011  "NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing", Saint Louis, Missouri, 2010  "How to Win an Administrative DWI Suspension Hearing", Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, 2010  "Defending DWI Cases", Branson, Missouri, 2010  DWI Law and Science, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, 2009  "Mock Jury Trial of a DWI Case", Columbia, Missouri, 2009  "DWI Law: Administrative Alcohol Suspensions", Teleseminar, 2008  "Direct Examination of the Field Sobriety Testing Expert", Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, 2008  "CDL and Abuse & Lose Law in Missouri", Saint Louis, Missouri, 2008  "Creating Drama in the Courtroom", Branson, Missouri, 2008    Honors and Awards  St. Louis Area's Top Attorneys in the area of DUI/DWI Defense, St. Louis Magazine  First Tier among Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers  The Best Lawyers in America in the area of DUI/DWI Defense, Best Lawyers publication  Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers magazine  AV® Preeminentâ„¢ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings  Preeminentâ„¢ 5.0 out of 5 Client Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Client Review Ratings  10.0/10.0 Superb, Avvo.com  Robert Dunn Appellate Excellence Award, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  Bernie Edelman Tradition Award, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers    Professional Associations and Memberships  California DUI Lawyers Association, Member  Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors and Member  The Missouri Bar, Member  Missouri Society for Criminal Justice, Founder and Member  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member  National College for DUI Defense, Member  Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member    Ancillary Businesses  NHTSA/IACP DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor  BAC Datamaster Maintenance Supervisor    Fraternities/Sororities  Phi Kappa Phi