The Tampa personal injury law firm of Ward Seaford evolved from a solo practice founded by Ken Ward on July 3, 1990. On that day, the Law Office of Ken Ward opened its doors to the public with a single injury claim which had been rejected by several larger law firms. The firm did not have a secretary, legal assistant or even a receptionist. However, with an unyielding belief in himself and the truth of his client’s cause, Mr. Ward took the case to trial and obtained a substantial verdict in favor of his client. This initial success was the seed from which the firm began to grow.
In 1992, Tampa personal injury attorney Ray Seaford joined the firm immediately after law school. Over the next two decades, both Mr. Ward and Mr. Seaford handled a variety of cases throughout the state of Florida, always representing the injured individual and their family. Whether in state court, federal court or arguing appeals, the firm’s dedication to its clients and its legal accomplishments became well known in the legal community. While some firms’ measure success by the volumes of cases processed, our firm proudly measures success by the lives touched and improved through the successful personal injury verdicts and settlements we’ve obtained. To us, these are extraordinary results by any measuring stick.
While our firm has obtained seven figure personal injury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, we are equally proud of the smaller cases rejected by the injury settlement “mills” – who had no time for clients with difficult cases or whose claims were denied by insurance carriers – but on whose behalf we obtained a meaningful recovery. Ward Seaford is proud of the results obtained for those clients who turned to us when erroneous judicial decisions were made during their case and for which we obtained a reversal on appeal.
Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Are Dedicated Advocates for the Injured
The Tampa personal injury lawyers of Ward Seaford have intentionally created a smaller firm of tireless advocates who don’t mass produce letters, forms or results. We are not affiliated with any of the 1-800 referral networks and strongly oppose the attorney mass media advertising which plagues television, billboards, bus benches and radios. Instead, we have built a law practice for more than twenty years the old-fashioned way – by developing lasting, genuine relationships with our clients, working hard and ultimately, obtaining extraordinary results for them. Our reputation is spread by word of mouth referrals from clients, courthouse personnel, jurors and yes, even defendants we sued who wished we had been their attorneys. This referral mechanism continues to be the primary source of our case load. A near equal number of our cases came to us through referrals from other personal injury lawyers around the state who have been pleased with our ability to maximize their clients’ recovery even when dealing with the most challenging of legal issues.
The goal of our Tampa personal injury legal professionals is to always treat people the way they should be treated and provide legal services of exceptional quality and creativity. We continually strive to offer the finest representation possible. Each legal strategy is hand-crafted for each individual case. We prefer a smaller attorney-to-case ratio as we believe it obtains superior results. This may take more work on our part, but we believe it generates better results for our clients. In the old contest of quality over quantity, we chose quality. If we can be of assistance to you, please call us at (813) 251-4188 or use our online contact form with any questions you may have about our firm or your potential case.