Laura A. Ward

Laura A. Ward

Location:
Covington, Kentucky
Phone:
859-431-9999
888-833-9565
Fax:
859-431-9666
Email:

Laura A. Ward graduated from Eastern Kentucky University a member of two honor societies, Golden Key National Honor Society and Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society, and a member of the elite organization, Student Alumni Ambassadors.  After graduation, she worked for the Madison County Attorney as a child support caseworker for three years, cultivating an expertise in Kentucky family law.

Laura A. Ward left her position as a child support caseworker to attend Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  While in law school, she interned with the Commonwealth's Attorney for Campbell County , competed in Moot Court competitions, and participated in trial advocacy.

Upon graduation, Laura A. Ward became a criminal prosecutor, in Kentucky known as an Assistant Commonwealth 's Attorney.  During her tenure as a prosecutor, she worked for the Madison County Attorney and two Commonwealth's Attorneys, that included Kenton, Montgomery, Rowan, Bath and Menifee counties.  By handling misdemeanors and felonies, Laura A. Ward gained trial experience in everything from D.U.I. cases to rape and felony murder.  She also had the unique opportunity to gain experience in appellate work by successfully arguing a case to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.  Furthermore, as a felony prosecutor, Laura A. Ward was assigned to prosecute the sex offenses that occurred in the 16th judicial circuit, and she was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.  As a Special Assistant United States Attorney, she trained and participated with the federal government to prosecute cases involving child pornography.

Now as a private practitioner, Laura A. Ward's uses her experience in appellate, trial, and federal practice to advocate for her clients in all areas of law. 

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2007

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, USA
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Business Organizations, Academy of Court Reporting
  • Contracts, Academy of Court Reporting

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky 16th Judicial Circuit, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, 2007 - 2010
  • United States Attorney, Special Assistant United States Attorney, 2008 - 2009
  • Madison County Attorney's Office, Assistant County Attorney, 2006
  • Robbin's Law Office, Associate, 2006
  • Commonwealth's Attorney - 21st Judicial Circuit, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, 2005 - 2006
  • Madison County Attorney's Office - Child Support Division, Legal Caseworker, 1999 - 2002

The Covington, Kentucky defense firm of Shannon D. Sexton, Attorney at Law, provides criminal defense representation to the people of Kenton County, Campbell County, and Boone County, including the communities of Covington, Dayton, Ludlow, Latonia, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, Villa Hills, Erlanger Crescent Springs, Alexandria, Bellevue, Fort Thomas, Florence, and Highland Heights and students at Northern Kentucky University (NKU).