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Thomas B. Ward

Partner


Practice Areas

Bad Faith LitigationCommercial LitigationConstruction LawEnvironmental LawInsurance CoveragePremises LiabilityProperty Insurance

Education

  • Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University (J.D., 2005)
  • Georgia State University (B.B.A., 1999)

Biography

Thomas B. Ward practices in a wide variety of litigated matters dealing primarily with insurance coverage and damage to real and personal property, including construction defect claims where he calls on prior contracting experience. His practice focuses on first- and third-party coverage litigation, property claims, extra-contractual claims, and bad faith, in which he has taken coverage disputes and first party claims from initial coverage opinions through judgment following jury and bench trials. Mr. Ward also routinely handles environmental cases in the Federal, State, and administrative courts, ranging from CERCLA liability, mold and lead cases, and water runoff litigation. In addition, he has extensive experience advising clients in coverage matters, bond and surety claims, collections, and contract disputes.

Mr. Ward joined Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, in 2008, after gaining experience at another Atlanta firm in a broad range of litigated matters, including those involving construction law, environmental law, premises liability, ERISA and insurance coverage disputes. He practices in the property insurance litigation section of the firm. Mr. Ward graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where he served as the Articles Editor for the Mercer Law Review. Mr. Ward graduated, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University with a B.B.A. in Finance.


Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Atlanta Surety Claims Association
  • State Bar of Alabama
  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Alabama

Awards & Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine (2013-2017)
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

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