Taylor Ward is an associate with Manier & Herod practicing primarily in the areas of surety law, fidelity law, construction law, and general insurance coverage and litigation. Ms. Ward received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2019, with a concentration in Advocacy & Dispute Resolution.
During law school, Ms. Ward served as a student attorney with the law school’s Advocacy Clinic where she represented juvenile clients. In her second year of law school, Ms. Ward competed in the law school’s moot court competition where her team placed second and received recognition for their brief writing. As a first-year student, she was recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Law Student for Justice for providing over 100 hours of pro bono service. In addition, Ms. Ward interned for the Tennessee Justice Center in Nashville, Tennessee and the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Prior to law school, Ms. Ward received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Middle Tennessee State University where she was an active member of the student body. Ms. Ward served on the executive board of her sorority for two years and was elected president in 2013. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Ms. Ward worked for the Chief Clerk of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Ms. Ward is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Nashville Bar Association. As a second-year associate, Ms. Ward joined the executive board of the Nashville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division where she presently serves on the community outreach committee. Ms. Ward also serves as a volunteer advocate for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Nashville where she helps children in foster care. In her free time, Ms. Ward enjoys spending time with her two dogs.
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
- Construction Law
- Surety Law
- University of Tennessee College of Law
- J.D., cum laude, 2019
- Middle Tennessee State University
- B.S., 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Association
- Young Lawyers Division, Board Member