Jason Ward | Lawyer

Civil Litigation | Family Law | Labour | Collaborative | Human Rights

Why I work at WARDS LAWYERS PC

I’m profoundly proud of what we have created at WARDS LAWYERS PC, especially those who make it run so successfully - our support group and our clients. They are all very important and we could not do what we do without them.

I never thought I would work side-by-side with my wife - it seems to be working out just fine.


Memorable Moment

When I started WARDS LAWYERS PC, I had one laptop computer, one desk (with one fake computer on it) and basically no idea how to run a law firm. They didn't teach me how to run my own firm in law school or at my big firm in Toronto. My first file was a mortgage refinancing transaction, something that typically is not overly complicated and handled smoothly by our real estate clerk. However, I had no idea what I was doing and no experience in this area at that time. I spent about twenty hours trying to figure out the file and get it done. There were a few tears, I admit, during the process. I think in the end I billed about $200 for about twenty-five hours of work time by me. I remember thinking: "What have I done? Why did I quit my litigation job at my Toronto firm!" It worked out well for me in the end, as I proudly own a very successful and thriving law firm. But the beginning certainly was a little shaky and I will never forget that experience when I first opened the doors to WARDS LAWYERS PC.

Things got much better; I hired people who knew what they were doing. We grew, got far busier and built a successful firm. Then came Haunt Your Home in 2009, which is another one of my proudest and most memorable moments; namely, when we ran Haunt Your Home that first year and started to receive so much positive feedback from our community, especially kids.

Who knew?


Community Involvement

  • Voted Favourite Lawyer in the CKL 2010 - 2017
  • Voted Business Leader of the Year (Lindsay) in 2011
  • Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce Director
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes Honourary Board Member
  • Lindsay Minor Hockey, Optimist Soccer, minor baseball, lacrosse former coach
  • Advisor to Community Care, Women's Shelter, Chamber of Commerce and other not-for-profit- organizations
  • Advocate's Society
  • HVB Law Association
  • WARDS PC Kids' Road Hockey Tourney
  • WARDS PC Haunt Your Home

Notables

  • I work with my wife (Karissa) - that's a good thing, despite what you may think. My three wonderful children: Austin, Abigale and Dexter (all of whom love to come to the office and play 'lawyer' like Dad, when they regularly mess up everyone's desks)

  • Coaching hockey, lacrosse, baseball and soccer

  • Haunt Your Home receiving the "Tourism Excellence" Award" in 2013


705-324-9273
jason@wardlegal.ca


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Jason's Team

Kelly
Civil Litigation Clerk

Kelly Westerby

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Melissa
Firm Manager and Senior Clerk

Melissa Morrison

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Melissa
Family Law Clerk

Melissa Carnegie

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Kimberly
Estates and Business Clerk

Kimberly Sewell

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Laura
Estates and Business Clerk

Laura Horne

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Danielle
Civil Litigation Clerk

Danielle Hiddink

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Jennifer
Real Estate Law Clerk

Jennifer Brock

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A message from Jason

Surround yourself with smart, dedicated, innovative and creative people. That is how I built this Firm. Today, this Firm helps clients all over North America, with exceptional service. We focus on our community - giving back to the place that has helped us grow and be successful. I am very proud of this place and the people who make it so successful in providing professional and progressive legal services.


  • Experience
  • 2010-2014

    Voted FAVOURITE LAWYER in the CKL

  • 2014

    Recipient of the Rotary Vocational Service Award

  • 2014

    Litigation in all levels of Ontario Courts

  • 2014

    Professional speaker for emerging legal issues

  • 2013

    Certified Collaborative Lawyer

  • 2002-Present

    Full-time Dad

  • 2003-Present

    Lawyer - WARDS LAWYERS PC

  • 2003

    Political hopeful: Candidate in the 2003 Ontario election; Liberal; Riding of Haliburton Victoria Brock

  • 2000-2003

    Lawyer - Ogilvy Renault (Toronto); Litigation Group

  • 1998-2000

    Student/Lawyer - Siskinds Law Firm (London, Ontario); Class Actions; Litigation

  • 1992-1998

    York Tavern (Lindsay); bartending to pay my university tuition - lots of fun.

  • 1992-1998

    Northern Casket (Lindsay); building coffins to pay my university tuition - thank you Gord for the opportunity 

  • 1992-1998

    University of Western Ontario - Law School

  • 1992-1998

    University of Guelph - Economics and Physics

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