New Bern Attorney John Ward

John A. J. Ward


(252) 514-2828 ext. 6 |
(252) 670-2096 cell (for mediations only)

Practice Groups:

  • Arbitration
  • Business
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina State Courts
  • Member of Craven County Bar Association (Third Judicial District)
  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • Fourth Circuit

Though having retired from the active practice of law, John continues to handle mediations and arbitrations. He has extensive experience in trial practice in all divisions of NC state and federal courts since 1973, specializing in contract, business, commercial, insurance, employment and tort disputes.


  • Graduated from Woodberry Forest School
  • Morehead Scholar UNC-Chapel Hill
  • BA in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill – 1967
  • JD with Honors – UNC School of Law – 1973

Civic Affiliations:

  • Vice Chairman of Tryon Palace Commission
  • North Carolina Aquarium Society
  • Swiss Bear of New Bern
  • UNC Board of Visitors
  • North Carolina Symphony