Rod Ward has also been practicing injury law for over 25 years. He is a Lifetime Member of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association and has served on the MTLA Board of Governors as well as chairing committees for MTLA. Rod has spoken to Mississippi lawyers in the area of workers compensation bad faith and been published in the leading trial lawyer magazine on that issue. His case, Rogers v. Hartford, is widely considered the leading appellate decision in the state on workers comp bad faith.
In 2007, Rod was named one of the Top 500 Trial Lawyers in America by LAWDRAGON. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has received the MTLA Stone Pony award for outstanding service as a member. Rod has also held positions with the Mississippi State Bar and the Hinds County Bar Association.
Rod is married to Shawn Ward and they have three children. Rod coaches the Stevens & Ward soccer and baseball teams, both of which have had great success. He also plays golf and hunts.
AREAS OF PRACTICE Insurance Law Litigation & Appeals Medical Malpractice Motor Vehicle Accidents Commercial Vehicle Accidents Nursing Home Injuries Personal InjuryGeneral Products Liability Law Professional Malpractice Toxic Torts Workers Compensation
LITIGATION PERCENTAGE 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
BAR ADMISSIONS Mississippi, 1987
EDUCATION University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi J.D. 1987
REPRESENTATIVE CASES Brown v. Pearl River Opportunity, Inc., 627 So. 2d 308 (Miss. 1993) Marcum v. Miss. Valley Gas Co., 587 So. 2d 223 (Miss. 1989) City of Jackson v. Williamson, CA U-95-CA-01072-COA (Miss. Ct. App. 1997) City of Jackson v. Williamson, 740 So. 2d 818 (Miss. 1999) Rogers v. Hartford Casualty & Indem., 113 F. 3d 309 (5th Cir. 1998) Rogers v. Quick Change, 663 So. 2d 585 (Miss. 1995) Hare v. State of Mississippi, 733 So. 2d 277 (Miss. 1999) Pickens v. Seimans (C.A.Miss. 1999)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Member of the Board of Governors Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Committee Chair Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Lifetime Member Mississippi Bar, Member Hinds County Bar Association, Member