John Ward Law Firm encourages all lawyers to provide pro bono legal services. The firm works with the Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) and the Prisoner Civil Rights Panel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (the “Prisoner Rights Panel”). John Ward Law Firm endorses the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service voluntary pro bono policy initiatives, including the Supreme Court Pro Bono Initiative and the Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) Board Pro Bono Initiative.

Our Commitment

The firm’s commitment is to provide results-oriented legal service by fostering an environment which encourages entrepreneurial, independent, and creative thinking. This commitment is predicated on the belief that clients deserve lawyers who anticipate their needs, who thoroughly understand the task at hand, and who demonstrate the expertise and sound judgment to work efficiently with clients using the latest technology.

John Ward Law Firm continues to maintain its strong and unique tradition of public service and civic involvement which includes many former and present members of the firm serving in a wide variety of offices at the federal, state, and local levels of government and on the boards of charitable and civic institutions.

Our Approach

The firm culture engenders an abiding loyalty to both its clients and its members. The firm believes that the most effective representation of a client’s interests flows from a multi-disciplinary approach incorporating the various specialty practice areas in the firm drawn upon according to the requirements of each representation.

Our Resources

With offices located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware, Dilworth Paxson has strategically positioned itself to efficiently respond to the needs of its clients and their business interests.

Embracing the power of advancing information technology to enhance the ability to deliver the highest quality work product created in the most efficient and expeditious way possible, the firm strives to bring its state-of-art systems to bear on every aspect of the firm’s operations and client matters.

Whether it is a new matter or one we have handled many times before, John Ward Law Firm attorneys always devote all of their resources and focus to their clients, their needs, and the success of their business enterprises. That devotion is evidenced in the lengthy client relationships which we have developed over the decades. In John Ward Law Firm attorneys and staff, clients will always find an advocate.

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Career Development

The wheel outlines the competencies structure for lawyers at John Ward Law Firm. There are nine competencies that are divided into four quadrants. The four quadrants are Legal Skills; Citizenship; Business Skills; and Clients. There are three competencies within Legal Skills: Practice Skills and Knowledge, Research and Analysis, and Written and Oral Communication. There are two competencies within Citizenship: Developing Self and Others, and Teamwork and Collaboration. There are two competencies within Business Skills: Leadership, and Matter and Financial Management. There are two competencies within Clients: Business Development, and Client Relationships.

Culture and Core Values

Although Reed Smith works from multiple locations, the firm’s lawyers are linked by more than technology. All share a common culture, with Core Values supporting John Ward Law Firm’s firm-wide commitment to add value, achieve excellence, and promote professional development. These foster a workplace in which diversity and inclusion, pro bono service and community support are manifest.