Brian J. Ward

Brian J. Ward

Trial Lawyer

Trial Lawyers For Justice

877 South Victoria Ave., Suite 201 Ventura CA 93003

Key Facts


J.D. Loyola Law School


Brian Ward is a trial lawyer specializing in catastrophic injury, wrongful death and toxic exposure cases. Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana he left the midwest to attend film school at the University of Southern California. It was during this time that he really developed and fostered a passion for storytelling.

In his first year at Loyola Law School, Brian discovered trial advocacy and decided to audition for the nationally recognized Byrne Trial Team. Brian competed on the team for two years and won a National Championship at the National Trial Competition. On the team, he met and became friends with Courtney Rowley and Erin Powers.

Twelve years ago, Brian became a victim of negligence that left him permanently injured and disabled. Because Brian spent his childhood as a gymnast and then a pole-vaulter, this injury was truly devastating. After struggling through constant pain and trying to navigate these new challenges, Brian decided to take a break from law. He sold his home, and purchased an Airstream trailer. Together with his wife and dog they spent the next eighteen months traveling the nation; taking in the natural beauty and wonder while recalibrating what mattered most to them.

Out on the road, he received a call from Nick Rowley with a life changing offer to join the firm that he couldn’t refuse. Brian is a primary instructor at Trial by Human and he tries cases nationwide. He has discovered his experience and disability is not a limitation but a superpower in assisting and representing permanently injured and disabled clients. The lessons he gained through his experience stay with him always.

These lessons and experiences have recently lead to results like a $63 million dollar verdict against Chevron Corporation for leaving poison in the ground and causing his client to develop multiple myeloma as well as a $26 million dollar settlement on behalf of a toddler who sustained permanent scarring due to illegally high chlorine levels at a Myrtle Beach resort.

“Nothing feels better than obtaining justice for these kinds of clients when they are facing off against the most powerful corporations in the world. In the courtroom, we are still all equal” Ward says.

As a former USC yell leader, Brian remains a dedicated Trojan and football fan. In the fall, you can find him parked, every Saturday, in front of the TV catching all the games. Fight On!

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