Donald W. Ward


In their mission statement, The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) affirms it’s dedication “to the constitutional rights of open access to the courts and equal protection under the law for all persons in Indiana.”

In this premier episode of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association’s podcast, Don Ward discusses historical legislative changes brought forth through ITLA’s lobbying efforts to level the playing field for all injured Hoosiers.


Born in Peoria, Illinois, October 5, 1928
Deputy Trial Prosecutor, Marion County, 1962–1965
Deputy Corporation Counsel, City of Indianapolis, 1975–1980
Fellow, Indiana College of Trial Lawyers


University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1954
Hanover College, A.B., 1951

Awards & Honors

Admitted to practice

Indiana, 1954
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


Indiana Bar Foundation Keystone Society Vice-President, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1975 Indiana State Bar Association, 1975 President, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1978–1979 Governor, 1979–1982, 1997, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation, 1979 Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission and Indiana Judicial Qualification Commission, 1978–1984, 1993–1995, 2001-2003 The American Association for Justice

Indianapolis personal injury lawyer and wrongful death attorney
“Don Ward has been my attorney for more than 38 years and has fought hard, successful legal battles for me. I always felt in my heart and mind I was in the best of hands with him and his professional team. Through the years, I also developed a relationship with his son Charlie, who has the same genuine character, professionalism, work ethic and highest integrity as his dad. I have and would recommend Ward & Ward Personal Injury Lawyers to anyone. It is hard to find good people like the Ward family who are willing to go the extra mile for their clients like they do and with a sincere concern for the well being of who they are representing. They truly care! I am forever thankful for Don and Charlie Ward and their outstanding law firm.”
Jessica Bau