Roderick Ward III

Stevens & Ward
1855 Lakeland Dr Ste Q200
Jackson, MS 39216
601-573-7776
www.stevensandward.com/


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