LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Legal Aid Society has recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Morgan Ward with its Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2020. Ward was one of three individuals honored with the award this year.
The Legal Aid Society was founded in Louisville in 1921 with the mission to pursue justice for people in poverty. The organization provides civil legal help related to issues of income, family, housing, safety and health in a 15-county area of Kentucky.
Ward is a Member (Partner) in the Business Litigation Service Group based in Louisville. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, trust and estates disputes, regulatory litigation, constitutional law, insurance coverage litigation, trial practice, arbitration, mediation and appellate practice. Ward has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He has tried numerous cases to jury and bench verdicts.
Outside of the firm, Ward serves the community in multiple ways. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Society. To address the Legal Aid Society’s unprecedented requests for help during the pandemic, he recruited attorneys specifically for Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. He also assisted the organization to promote the Kentucky COVID-19 Legal Helpline with Governor Beshear. Ward coordinates much of Stites & Harbison’s pro-bono work in the Louisville office. He is a former Trustee for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, a former director of the Louisville Bar Association and a member of the LBA’s Committee on Judicial Independence and Integrity. In addition, Ward serves on Louisville Metro Government’s Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission.