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Ward and Smith, P.A.

37 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Banking and Finance Law

I believe that Ward and Smith's model that the client belongs to the firm rather than a particular attorney makes them much more effective. I believe we get better service from their team model and have always found them to be professional and courteous.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Ward and Smith were very responsive and helpful.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Ward and Smith has excellent and reliable attorneys. They can be counted on to provide consistently solid advice.

Patent Law

Ward and Smith is an excellent law firm with expertise in multiple areas. They handle all of our legal work...contracts, employee benefits, and patent work. Responsive, and always have our companies best interests in mind.

Jon Sill Inno-Pak, LLC

Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Our contact for Workers' Compensation Law matters at Ward and Smith is physically located in the New Bern office. He is an excellent resource in what I find to be a very complex area of law.

Lee Hardeman First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

The Ward and Smith firm--in all their offices--are truly consummate professionals. I have had extensive experience working with many firms all across North Carolina and the country, and I have never experienced a better or more efficient practice where every lawyer appears to have been hand picked from all the best lawyers in the marketplace. They get the best lawyers because they have the reputation of being the best lawyers, and they have that reputation because they have earned it. I could not recommend them more highly, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to speak for them. The practice of law is my life and I love it, and I can say, without reservation, no one does it better than Ward and Smith.

J. Harold Seagle

Banking and Finance Law

Ward and Smith is very responsive and has great legal service in all areas of law.

David Royal The Fidelity Bank

Health Care Law

Ward and Smith is the best law firm I have ever worked with in my healthcare career, and I am just about to retire.

Geoffrey Norwood East Carolina Anesthesia Associates, PLLC

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Ward and Smith does an excellent job in handling our creditor rights litigation.

Family Law

As a family office group, we use Ward and Smith exclusively for our family office needs. The family dynamics can often be tough to navigate, and Ward and Smith has consistently gone over and beyond what is needed, whether it's during the day (or late at night). Their team is extremely knowledgeable regarding NC law and we lean on them heavily for their experience and recommendations. Over the years, they have grown to be not only our trusted advisers, but also good friends. Our clients enjoy their professional but compassionate approach to what can often be a very stressful experience.

Banking and Finance Law

Ward and Smith has always been insightful and responsive. They have the experience necessary to give thoughtful advise in most scenarios. The group is a pleasure to work with.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Ward and Smith attorneys have been very professional and a pleasure to work with over the years.

Timber Law

Ward and Smith is one of the most knowledgeable and professional law firms in the area. They have assisted my company with everything from title issues to condemnation disputes. I would highly recommend them time and time again.

Alissa Cale Weyerhaeuser NR

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

My attorney was Lynwood Evans at Ward and Smith I could not be more pleased or satisfied with Lynwood’s performance, preparation, extensive knowledge, determination, patience, and the willingness to go the extra miles to bring me an extremely satisfactory judgment.

Mike Head

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Our recovery claim was complicated and hampered at points by "other party" problems. Ward and Smith's attorney, Lynwood Evans, and the assistant, Brittany Dail, were present and effective at every turn. We were treated so kindly and professionally, and received full recovery. We cannot adequately express our gratitude for Ward and Smith.

Mack Jarvis

Corporate Law

We are overall very satisfied with all aspects of Ward and Smith's service.

Dan Bowen Mount Olive Pickle Company, Inc.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

We have a long-standing relationship with Ward and Smith, which gives them a strong understanding of our culture. I find that along with their expertise invaluable.

Lee Hardeman First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

The Ward and Smith medical malpractice lawyers are superb, and I give them my strongest recommendation. They would be my choice to represent a loved one. When contacted about a malpractice case that appears both meritorious and serious, I refer that case to Ward and Smith, if I cannot handle the case due to a conflict.

John Alan Jones Martin & Jones, PLLC

Banking and Finance Law

Ward and Smith's banking practice is extremely strong and their knowledge of banking laws and regulations very extensive. I have worked closely with Bill Lathan for a number of years and found him to be an excellent attorney.

William Wagner Raymond James

Commercial Litigation

The Ward and Smith law firm was informative, understanding, compassionate, ethical, and transparent in all aspects of my situation. I was impressed with their responsiveness, as they respond to questions and concerns seemingly immediately. Their communication between attorney/client was far over and above what I expected. I was always given a backup person to go to in case I had an emergency and could not reach my primary attorney. Ward and Smith was very honest and didn’t mislead me with unrealistic expectations. They work as a team, bouncing your situation off of colleagues in each particular specialty to get clarity. I found their team approach very effective, as it wasn't a firm with internal competition. They work as a team at all times. The firm has unmatched integrity.

Fortner Tyler 264 Shoes

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Ward and Smith does a very good job on our litigation.

Family Law

I have worked with Ward and Smith in the capacity as co-counsel, opposing counsel, and mediator. I have found their understanding of the issues and their level of preparation to be as thorough and complete as any firm with which I have worked.

Al Clyburn J. Albert Clyburn, PLLC

Real Estate Law

It is my pleasure to provide a professional reference for Ward and Smith. I have worked with Ward and Smith for twelve years and would highly recommend their services. They provide a wide range of legal services which allows them to respond to our specific needs. They are not only highly regarded for their talent and professionalism by their clients but also from their colleagues. Their team takes great pride in delivering outstanding client service and a first-rate work product to resolve legal issues with effectiveness and efficiency. Our company is very fortunate to have Ward and Smith in our corner.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Sam Franck at Ward and Smith has done a masterful job of guiding us through a rather difficult labyrinth of land use/approvals and litigation strategy for a 5-part major, master plan community. He is facile in all strategic elements of the approval process and navigated the calendar masterfully as relates to the than ongoing litigation. Subsequently, he did a great job on the settlement agreement whilst finishing all municipal/County/State/MUA/DOT approvals. His work was done professionally, economically efficiently and with total cool under fire. I would recommend Sam and the firm unequivocally.

Joseph Taylor Matrix Development Group

Litigation - Labor & Employment

There are many quality labor and employment firms to choose from in this market. What solidifies my allegiance to Ward and Smith is how easily accessible they are. Someone is always available to help with any task. I quite literally could not do my job if they were not readily available as a resource.

Trademark Law

Very Grateful for all of the support and responsiveness provided by Angela and her team at Ward and Smith!

Millicent Burke-Sinclair Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Trademark Law

Ward and Smith attorney Angela Doughty is a great attorney to work with. She is sharp, knowledgeable, and has great communication and follow through skills.

Chris Comeaux Teleios Collaborative Network

Real Estate Law

Sam Franck of Ward and Smith is one of the best real estate lawyers I have worked with in my 30 year career.

Robert "Bobby" Masters St. James Development Co., LLC

Construction Law

Ward and Smith treat you like their only client.

Jeryl Rawls WIMCO Corp.

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