Meet the Team
Roxanne Ward has been working in the medical malpractice field since 1990. She began as a paralegal, and thereafter a claims/risk management consultant while pursuing her master's degree. Following graduation from law school, she worked for 11 years defending doctors and hospitals. Those years of defense work provided Ms. Ward with a keen understanding of how defense attorneys work up cases, what their likely strategies are, and she is armed with the theories and knowledge of the defense experts.
In 2008, a medical tragedy struck Roxanne’s family, as her beloved father died because of the negligence of his surgeon. Her father’s death led Ms. Ward to reassess her career, and she began representing victims of medical malpractice to seek justice for them and their families. Using the arsenal of tools she accumulated on the defense side, she serves as a fierce champion for those whose lives have been changed forever as a result of medical negligence.
In any representation, Ms. Ward’s first pivotal step is to think like a defense attorney and process the information from that perspective. Considering the facts and evidence from the other side enables her to build the best possible case for her clients. Roxanne often successfully settles cases without the need to go to court, alleviating victims and their families from the time and emotional burden of a trial. When cases do proceed to trial, she zealously presents to the judge and jury.
Ms. Ward knows her way around the courtroom and is meticulously prepared when going to trial. She achieved successful settlements in Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and other jurisdictions throughout Maryland and Washington, D. C.
Each case is thoroughly investigated, including an in-person free initial consultation, a complete review of the medical records, medical literature, and working in conjunction with highly qualified expert witnesses. Clients are regularly updated on the status of their respective cases. Ms. Ward is always available to her clients to answer any questions or to address any concerns.
Ms. Ward has been named as a Maryland Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers® rates "outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained high degree peer recognition and professional achievement." The selection process includes independent research, peer nomination, and peer evaluations.
Ms. Ward is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM-rated attorney, a true testament to how other lawyers perceive her skills. The Martindale-Hubbell Review Ratings are an objective indicator of "a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability in a specific area, generated from evaluations by other members of the bar and judiciary in the United States."
Ms. Ward has also been chosen by the Trial Lawyers Association as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the State of Maryland. This is an invitation-only organization membership that is "extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state that demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile."
- University of Baltimore, School of Law, J.D.
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- University of Baltimore—B.S., Criminal Justice
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the district of Maryland
- Maryland Association of Justice (MAJ)
- American Association of Justice (AAJ)
- Bar Association of Baltimore City
- Bar Association of Baltimore County
- Maryland State Bar Association