James M. Ward
Since 1976, Jim has represented school districts throughout the region in virtually all areas of school law. His primary concentration in recent years has been in the areas of student discipline and civil rights.
Before joining the firm, he practiced law for over a dozen years with his mentor, the late Steve Riley, one of the school law pioneers in Wisconsin.
He is a past president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association and has served on that organization's Board of Directors. Jim earned his undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. While in law school, he was selected as a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif in recognition of his high academic standing as a law student.