Eric J. Ward - Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP

Eric J. Ward

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 585-454-0714

Mr. Ward is a founding member of the firm and a seasoned trial attorney. He has tried approximately 60 jury cases and won the overwhelming majority of them. Mr. Ward has represented clients in federal and state courts across the country, including in all the major New York metropolitan areas, California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota and West Virginia. His experience encompasses a wide variety of disputes, such as commercial, medical malpractice, product liability, toxic exposure and employment discrimination litigation.

Mr. Ward’s commercial experience includes intellectual property disputes, breach of contract cases and employment discrimination cases. Mr. Ward recently represented an international corporation in a multi-jurisdictional litigation over the ownership of patents, and has handled cases involving copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and breach of restrictive covenants. Mr. Ward also has represented corporations in employment and benefit disputes brought under state and federal employment laws, including ERISA. He has successfully defeated efforts to obtain class certification and consolidation of pre-trial proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

In the personal injury arena, Mr. Ward has handled complex product liability cases involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and industrial chemicals. Mr. Ward has acted as regional counsel to a national organization providing blood products, handling the defense of cases involving alleged transfusion-associated disease. As regional counsel to a computer keyboard manufacturer, Mr. Ward successfully tried one of the first so-called cumulative trauma disorder cases in the country. Mr. Ward regularly handles serious medical malpractice cases for a major medical center and its physicians.

Mr. Ward has successfully mediated numerous cases for his clients. He also acts as a mediator, having been appointed by the Court to the ADR Panel of Neutrals in the ADR Program for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Mr. Ward has worked with experts in a variety of technical fields, including nearly every medical specialty, mechanical and electrical engineering and economics. He is accomplished in handling issues that arise in the introduction of expert evidence, including exclusion of expert testimony under the Daubert and Frye doctrines. Mr. Ward is a frequent lecturer on evidence and trial practice.

Albion CollegeBA 1978Washington and Lee UniversityJ.D. 1982

Client Comments

"Eric Ward is an expert in the defense of medical malpractice litigation. He is a pre-eminent trial lawyer."

"Eric is an extremely capable attorney who thinks outside the box to get the best for his clients."

Office Location

1800 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants of the Rochester-NY Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants of the Rochester-NY Metro Area
Eric J. Ward has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Eric J. Ward has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Medical Malpractice)