James A. Ward Law

Meet Our Team

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Jim Ward

After working in Elder Law and Estate Planning in Florida, Mr. Ward returned to the Santa Clara Valley and opened his own law practice focusing solely on Elder Law and Estate Planning. He is also a Certified Senior Advisor, which has given him insight into many of the issues that seniors face beyond what elder law encompasses.  READ MORE…

Cheryl

Cheryl

Cheryl is a loving wife, the proud mother of three adult children, and a doting grandmother to one adorable grandson. Plus, she is eagerly awaiting a second grandchild who’s on the way! Besides the human part of her family, she also has two dogs at home, and has helped her children raise horses, sheep, goats, steers, and chickens and chickens and yes, more chickens.  READ MORE…

Suzanne

Suzanne

Suzanne is a devoted mother and daughter; her 25-year old son and 80-year old mother are the cornerstones of her daily life (along with 3 dogs and a Bengal cat that thinks she is a dog). She has lived in different parts of the U.S. and Europe and has a diverse professional history in high-tech, business consulting, and property management.  READ MORE…

Lydia Professional

Lydia

Before joining The Law Offices of James Ward, Lydia spent several years as an Executive Assistant to a Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer. She then took a job closer to home and was an Administrative Assistant for the company’s exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Accounts.  READ MORE…

Denise

Denise

Denise worked for a major Silicon Valley law firm handling international patent issues for 13 years; first in their San Jose office and then in their Palo Alto office. As a longtime resident of Gilroy, she finally decided that the commute was just too much for her, and she happily joined the Law Offices of James Ward and learned a new set of skills working as support for Jim and having a lot of face to face contact with our clients.  READ MORE…

Michelle

Michelle

Michelle has ten years of experience working with elders who have moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease, so she brings a lot of compassion, empathy, and experience to the firm.  Besides running her daughter all over the place for school, sports, church, and special classes, she also helps with lots of different projects at the office.  The entire staff knows that it takes a lot to keep Jim in line, and that’s a daily focus for Michelle ­- – – She’s Jim’s wife!