Ward Law Group, PLLC

Ward Law Group, PLLC

The Manchester, NH based personal injury law firm of Ward Law Group, PLLC is a statewide practice with over 75 years of combined experience. We have represented clients throughout New Hampshire, helping them after accidents and personal injuries.

Firm Overview

Our team of Attorneys at Ward Law Group, PLLC concentrate in personal injury, workers' compensation and Social Security disability claims. Our goal is to give our clients personal service combined with the experience and knowledge to solve any legal problem. Whether you are looking specifically for a car accident lawyer, or general personal injury attorney, we look forward to the opportunity to work for you to achieve your legal goals.

Contact the attorneys at our injury law firm for a free no commitment consultation. Put our many years of experience in workers' compensation, Social Security, and personal injury law to work for you. Our dedicated team of attorneys in Manchester, NH aim to provide our clients with the highest level of client service.
Main Office

Main Office
28 Webster Street
Manchester  NH  03104

Phone
  • (603) 232-5220
Fax

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30-5:00

Office Manager

Lori Juszak

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Other Offices

  • Littleton Office
    74 Cottage Street
    Littleton,  NH  03561
  • Londonderry Office
    184 Mammoth Road, Unit 3
    Londonderry,  NH  03053
  • Plymouth Office
    300 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Plymouth,  NH  03264
  • Portsmouth Office
    155 Fleet Street
    Portsmouth,  NH  03801
Auto Accident
Trucking Accident

John Ward

Attorney Ward is the founder and managing partner of Ward Law Group, PLLC and his areas of concentration are Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. Prior to founding Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was the managing partner of Patch, FitzGerald & Ward a personal injury and insurance defense firm. Seeking to limit his practice to represent only injury victims, Ward Law Group, PLLC was formed to concentrate exclusively on helping injured parties receive the compensation they deserve.

Attorney Ward graduated Cum Laude from UNH, majoring in Political Science, and went on to law school at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, now UNH School of Law, where he was selected to participate in the Daniel Webster Honors Program.

Attorney Ward is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association's Legal Committee, New Hampshire Association for Justice and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives. He also serves on the board of directors for the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, Manchester City Library Foundation and is the former Chair for the Workers' Compensation Section of the New Hampshire Bar. Attorney Ward regularly appears in Courts throughout New Hampshire and before the NH Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration.

Attorney Ward is a nationally recognized attorney in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. He was selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top ten personal injury attorneys under 40 in New Hampshire. Attorney Ward has continuously been named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a top 40 under 40 civil plaintiff attorney. He also has been featured in Super Lawyers Magazine for five consecutive years as a rising star in the area of personal injury and workers' compensation law. He also regularly speaks at seminars for other attorneys regarding these topics.

Attorney Ward is a lifelong New Hampshire resident and is active in community activities. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending UNH hockey and football games. He also coaches youth baseball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife and three children.
Education
  • UNH School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of New Hampshire
    Political Science

Tom Colantuono

Attorney Colantuono has over forty years of experience in public and private practice. His areas of concentration are criminal law, personal injury law, civil litigation, probate litigation, business litigation, employment litigation, government relations and estate planning.

Attorney Colantuono served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office from March 1978 to August 1981. He has been a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association since 1976 and has served on the Ethics Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Bar Association.

Attorney Colantuono also owned and operated his own law office in Derry from 1981 to 2001, handling a wide variety of legal matters for individuals and businesses.

In 1990, Attorney Colantuono was elected to the New Hampshire Senate from District 14, where he served until 1996. He served as the Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He also served on the Finance, Judiciary, Insurance, Executive Departments and Administration, and Capital Budget committees.

In 1998, he was elected to the Executive Council from District 4, representing the greater Manchester area. He served on the Council until he resigned after being appointed by George W. Bush to become U.S. Attorney. As U.S. Attorney, Tom supervised the work of 23 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in all federal criminal prosecutions and civil matters on behalf of the federal government. He served on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee's Subcommittees on Terrorism and National Security, Border and Immigration Issues, and White Collar Crime. Thereafter, he was a member of a well-known law firm in Concord, NH.

Tom graduated cum laude and with Distinction in History from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. He has taught legal subjects as an adjunct professor at Rivier College, New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), and the Nashua Regional Vocational Technical College.
Education
  • Duke University
    History
  • Boston College Law School
    Juris Doctor

Dana Smith

Attorney Smith's areas of concentration are Family Law, Landlord/Tenant, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability claims. Prior to working for Ward Law Group, PLLC, he was an associate attorney at Paul English Law, a general practice law firm in Manchester, NH. While Attorney Smith specializes in many fields, he seeks to primarily focus on making a difference in the area of family law.

Attorney Smith graduated from the University of New Hampshire, receiving dual bachelor's degrees in Justice Studies and English/Journalism. While working towards his journalism degree, Attorney Smith wrote for both The New Hampshire (TNH) and the Nashua Telegraph as a staff writer. One of his articles was picked up by the Wall Street Journal and featured in their Best of the Web Sunday Column. He then went on to law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and graduated with a juris doctorate in 2013.

Attorney Smith is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association as well as the New Hampshire Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service. Attorney Smith regularly appears in New Hampshire's District and Family Courts as well as before the New Hampshire Superior Court.

Attorney Smith is a recognized attorney in the areas of family and landlord-tenant law and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a 2019 Top 40 Under 40 Attorney.

Attorney Smith is a lifelong New Hampshire resident. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing softball and flag football. He currently lives in southern NH with his wife Keaghan, son Levi, and dog Riley.

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