Emily Ward works in our business litigation practice group where she litigates high-stakes cases for plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the country. An outside-of-the-box thinker who pays close attention to details and consistently runs matters to the ground on behalf of her clients, this up-and-coming business litigation attorney has the unique ability to master diverse subject matters, ranging from constitutional issues, multilevel marketing, landfill and solid waste management, and commercial real estate. Emily’s success has earned her recognition as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star each year since 2016.
From the moment Emily participated in mock trial at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, she knew she would become an attorney. Her passion for the law has not dwindled — to this day she enjoys the intellectual challenge of the field, looking at cases from all angles to creatively solve issues, and taking on her clients’ problems as her own.
Outside of her work as a business litigator, Emily is actively involved with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, and enjoys taking on pro bono appeals for those seeking asylum. She is also a member of the board for the Arizona Industries for the Blind, helping to create well-paying jobs for Arizona’s blind population. Serving on the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, she has presented multiple times on how to leverage the rules of civil procedure to a client’s advantage.
When she is not hard at work as a business litigation lawyer or busy in the community, Emily enjoys hiking with her husband, Mike; her daughter, Violet; and her two dogs, Gus and Elliot.