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Ward and Smith, PA

About Ward and Smith, PA

Ward and Smith, P.A. is the successor to a practice founded in 1895. Our core values of client satisfaction, reliability, responsiveness, and teamwork are the standards that define who we are as a law firm. Ward and Smith ensures that your legal matters are handled with attentive intelligence by attorneys and staff who work together to build meaningful relationships with our clients. We do this by being knowledgeable in more than 30 practice areas, providing efficient results, and effectively using technology. We are your established legal network with offices located in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

Ward and Smith is committed to building and maintaining relationships with every client because we understand that every client has unique needs. We work to become fully acquainted with the management style and operations of our clients. This enables us to provide timely and effective legal services. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing frequent and full communication to our clients with respect to pending and anticipated legal issues that may affect them. We advocate a proactive and preventive approach to our clients' legal issues so that through proper planning and maintenance our clients can avoid legal difficulties and costs. We believe that this approach provides our clients with responsive, high-quality, and cost-effective legal services.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1895 Number of Partners 47
Number of offices 5 Partner:associate ratio 1.80
Biggest office New Bern Percentage of women attorneys 13.10
Number of attorneys 83 Percentage of minority attorneys 2.40
Number of associates 26 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.00
Area of practice

Ward and Smith, PA practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Agribusiness
  • Alcoholic Beverage Law
  • Appellate
  • Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Dealer
  • Distributor And Franchising
  • Economic Development
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employee Benefits
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Transactions And Regulation
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor And Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Personal Injury And Wrongful Death
  • Privacy And Information Security Law
  • Public Housing Authorities
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Trusts And Estates Litigation
  • Workplace Safety And Health
  • Zoning And Land Use Planning
Awards and recognitions

Ward and Smith, P.A.'s J. Troy Smith, Jr. Receives Citizen Lawyer Award
David L. Ward, Jr. Honored for Civic Service
Ward and Smith, P.A. Paralegal Named 2012 Distinguished Paralegal of the Year
Two Ward and Smith, P.A. Staff Members Recognized by ILTA

Summer associate program

In 2010, Ward and Smith, P.A. had a class of 4 summer associates. All of them were considered for offers of employment. One offer was made. The firm did not report how much it pays summer associates.

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Ward and Smith, PA LOCATIONS


Ward and Smith, PA Headquarters

1001 College Court
New Bern, NC


Ward and Smith, PA Office

Wade II, Suite 400 ,
5430 Wade Park Boulevard (27607) , Post Office Box 33009
Raleigh, NC

919-277-9100 phone
919.277.9177 fax


Ward and Smith, PA Office

120 West Fire Tower Road ,
P.O. Box 8088
Greenville, NC

252-215-4000 phone
252-215-4077 fax


Ward and Smith, PA Office

127 Racine Drive ,
University Corporate Center (28403) , Post Office Box 7068
Wilmington, NC

910-794-4800 phone
910-794-4877 fax


Ward and Smith, PA Office

82 Patton Avenue, ,
Suite 300 (28801) , Post Office Box 2020
Asheville, NC

828.348.6070 phone
828.348.6077 fax

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