Ward and Smith, PA

Ward and Smith, PA

4 Star Rating     1 review

Main Office:

1001 College Court, P.O. Box 867 | New Bern | NC | 28563

Phone: 252-672-5400 | Fax: 252-672-5477

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Year of establishment 1895 Number of partners 44
Number of offices 5 Partner to associate ratio 2.30
Biggest office New Bern Percentage of women attorneys 13.10
Number of attorneys 93 Percentage of minority attorneys 2.40
Number of associates 19
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Ward and Smith, PA Reviews

- Reviewed on September 09, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The firm should focus on helping staff to further advance in their careers. Continuing to compensate staff for their hard work is a great start to what the firm offers.

Pros: An environment that has appreciation for its employees. The law firm recognizes the performance of hard working staff. Leadership has looked on how to compensate staff for their hard work and implemented higher Paid Time Off.

Cons: The law firm has rules that pose expectations on how to adequately dress. The law firm could use a new renovation in terms of its office.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


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.

Practice Areas

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

Pro bono

Ward and Smith does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

Ward and Smith, PA 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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