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About Carl

I grew up in St. Charles, Missouri, where I graduated from High School in 1975. I was a baseball pitcher, but blew my arm out before my senior year. I played the French Horn in the orchestra and band. I worked at a restaurant all through high school. After I graduated high school, I was offered a job in restaurant management in Sarasota, Florida. Three years later, I moved back to Missouri so I could continue my education. I worked my way through colllege and law school while doing "hot tar" roofing, landscaping work, and private security work. I met my wife, Judy, in college, was married in 1981, and have been happily married ever since. I have two daughters, a grandson, and a new granddaughter. After my graduation from law school at St. Louis University in 1984, I started practicing law. For the first five years of my career, I worked for a law firm in downtown St. Louis and learned the practice of law from some of the very best attorneys I have ever known. I then started my own law practice in 1989. I have lived in Peoria, Illinois, where I was born in 1957. I have lived in Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, Valley Park, and Washington, Mo. I now live in Villa Ridge, Mo. My first office was in Clayton, Missouri. Thereafter, my office was in Chesterfield and Washington. I currently have an office in Des Peres, Mo. I plan on staying there for at least the next 10 years. My favorite country to visit is Ireland. My favorite place to visit in the US is South Beach, Miami, Florida. My favorite past time is watching World of Outlaws sprint car and NASCAR races. I collect breath alcohol testing devices. I am a geneologist and love WWI and Civil War history. My grandfather fought in the trenches in France duing WWI. My great, great grandfather fought for the Union Army as a member of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, USA. I have been to numerous Civil War battlefields around the Country. My favorite charity is the US Army Special Forces Association. The Army "Special Forces" are also known as the "Green Berets." I have made it my special mission to raise as much money as possible for the families of those GB soldiers who have given their lives protecting our Country.

work Experience

Law Clerk
Raskas, Ruthmeyer, Pomerantz & Wynn
Jan. 1, 1983 - Jan. 1, 1984
None

Senior Associate
Raskas, Ruthmeyer, Pomerantz and Wynn
Jan. 1, 1984 - Jan. 1, 1989
None

Trial Attorney
CARL WARD LAW LLC a/k/a WARD & ASSOCIATES
Jan. 1, 1989 - Current
None

school Education

University of Missouri
BS - Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude)
- 1981

Saint Louis University School of Law
Juris Doctor
- 1984

bookmark Awards

U.S. News - Best Law Firms
U.S. News - Best Lawyers
2016
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2016
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2015
U.S. News - Best Law Firms
U.S. News - Best Lawyers
2015
AV® "Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
2014
Client Distinction Award
Lawyers.com
2014
AV® Preeminent™Peer Review Rating for 10 consecutive years
Martindale-Hubbell
2014
Named Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Mo.
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
2014
Super Lawyer
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
2014
U.S. News - Best Law Firms
U.S. News - Best Lawyers
2014
Client Distinction Award
Lawyers.Com
2013
Best Lawyers - DWI Defense - St. Louis Area
St. Louis Magazine
2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
2013
Super Lawyer
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
2013
AV® "Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
2013
Best Lawyers - DWI Defense - St. Louis Area
St. Louis Magazine
2012
Avvo Superb Rating of 10 out of 10
American Registry
2012
AV® "Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell®
2012
Super Lawyer
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
2012
Top Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas
KC Magazine
2012
AV® "Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell®
2011
Avvo Superb Rating of 10 out of 10
American Registry
2011
Best Lawyers - DWI Defense - St. Louis Area
St. Louis Magazine
2011
Super Lawyer
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
2011
AV® "Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell®
2010
Super Lawyer
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
2010
Best Lawyers in America
American Lawyers & Law Firms Directory
2010
Super Lawyer
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
2009
Bernard Edelman Tradition Award
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2009
Best Lawyers in America
American Lawyers & Law Firms Directory
2009
AV® "Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
2009
Super Lawyer
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
2008
Best Lawyers in America
American Lawyers & Law Firms Directory
2008
Super Lawyer
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
2007
Super Lawyer
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
2006
Robert Duncan Award of Appellate Excellence
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2006

group Associations

Member
West County Bar Association
2015 - Current

Immediate Past President
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2015 - Current

Associate Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2009 - Current

Associate Member
California DUI Defenders
2008 - Current

Member
Franklin County Bar Association
2008 - Current

Founder
Missouri Society for Criminal Justice
2006 - Current

Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
1999 - Current

Member
National College of DUI Defense
1989 - Current

Member
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1989 - Current

Member
Missouri Bar
1984 - Current

President
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2015 - 2016

Vice President
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2014 - 2015

Secretary
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2013 - 2014

Treasurer
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2012 - 2013

Board of Directors
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2007 - 2012

import_contacts Published Works

Defending Your Client's Driver's License Following a DWI Arrest
Carl M. Ward
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