The diversity of Todd Ward’s experience before joining the firm serves our clients well. Todd began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Texas Hill Country. His time there taught him that the nature of a close-knit community invariably has some effect on the resolution of matters within it. Understanding a place is as important as understanding a case, and Todd excels at both. Todd later took a position with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in Austin in 1999, where he stayed until becoming a member of the firm. In his seven years as a prosecutor, Todd tried nearly 100 cases across multiple counties.
Some of the cases Todd has handled since joining the firm in 2003 include:
The trial of a Beaumont Independent School District purchasing agent accused of stealing nearly $20,000. Todd convinced the jury of his client’s innocence and they returned a not guilty verdict.
Defending a mother accused of kidnapping five Hurricane Katrina children evacuated from New Orleans. All charges were dismissed.
Securing a no-bill for a Houston firefighter accused of running a prostitution ring.
The defense of a lawyer accused of striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk with his car and leaving the accident scene. The charge was dismissed.
The trial of an individual falsely accused of sexually assaulting his teenage step-daughter. The accusation was first made during a contentious divorce. The jury found him not guilty.
The representation a public school district speech pathologist being investigated for tampering with government records. No charges were filed.
Securing a no-bill for a professional football player charged with aggravated robbery during a marijuana purchase. Todd proved his client was not involved.
The trial of a Houston businessman accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in several states. Todd developed evidence discrediting the multiple informants. Following a mistrial, the prosecution dismissed all charges.
The representation of a young salesman accused of resisting arrest. Todd proved the arresting police officer initially punched his client in the face. The State dismissed the case.
Securing a no-bill for a Korean War veteran who shot an intoxicated woman in his home. The grand jury agreed that the shooting was justified as self-defense.
The representation of a convicted felon indicted for capital murder. The State dismissed the capital murder charge after Todd’s investigation proved his client shot in self-defense. His client received eight years in prison for illegally possessing the firearm.
Defending a Russian doctor accused of assaulting his wife in front of their children. The case was dismissed after Todd showed the State his evidence proving no assault occurred.
Securing a no-bill for a lawyer accused of injuring the elderly father of his ex-girlfriend. Todd’s investigation developed evidence to show that the lawyer was not even in Texas at the time of the false allegation.
The defense of a professional basketball player charged with possessing narcotics. All charges were dismissed.
The representation of a college student being investigated for manslaughter following a traffic accident where his passengers were killed. No charges were filed.
Defending an electrician accused of being involved in a conspiracy that stole $13 million from an oil and gas company. Todd proved his client did not participate in the theft. The charge was eventually dismissed.