Law Firm of Regina B. Ward LLC

Law Firm of Regina B. Ward LLC

Welcome to Ward Law Firm, where you will find Myrtle Beach Attorneys equipped with the legal knowledge, skills and training necessary to provide each of our clients with competent and aggressive representation.

Firm Overview

South Carolina native Regina B. Ward provides aggressive legal representation to individuals and families in need of help in Myrtle Beach, Conway and surrounding communities of Horry County, South Carolina.

Engaging the Law Firm of Regina B. Ward, LLC to handle your legal case puts a fighter in your corner. Regina Ward and her team don't back down. When you need experienced lawyers who will stand tough for you, they'll find a way forward.

Contact the Law Firm of Regina B. Ward, LLC in Myrtle Beach or Conway today for a free initial consultation if you need legal help with:

Personal Injury Claims:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Wrongful Death

Divorce & Separation:
- Child Custody, Visitation & Support
- Alimony & Asset Division
- Mediation & Collaborative Law

Criminal Defense:
- DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
- Drug Crimes
- Theft / Burglary
- CDV (Criminal Domestic Violence) and Assault
- Other
Main Office
Main Office
1017 Fourth Avenue
Conway  SC  29526
Phone
  • (843) 488-9273
Websites

Regina Ward

When Regina Bechtler Ward launched the Ward Law Firm in 2008, she laughed as she said she had $1,500 in the bank and a $1,300 mortgage. Clearly, Regina is not only fearless in handling client matters but also in growing her firm. "Another lawyer gave me some office space for free, which was almost literally a walk-in closet," she recalls with a laugh. "So I started from that and grew exponentially every year since to the point where I now have two locations and seven employees."

In explaining the success of her law firm, Ms. Ward points to the commitment she made at the very beginning in her initial tiny office: To provide coastal South Carolinians with the best legal service possible for the best price.

A native South Carolinian and a long-time resident of the Myrtle Beach area, Ms. Ward received a B.A. in political science in 1991 from University of South Carolina Coastal Carolina University, where one of her professors saw the makings of a lawyer in her and encouraged her to pursue the profession. After spending a number of years raising her children, she followed the professor's advice.

Her initial steps into the legal world occurred in Raleigh, N.C., where she received a paralegal certificate from Meredith College. She was immediately hired by a large Raleigh insurance defense law firm as the paralegal for the firm's senior partner. After a time, she decided to become a lawyer herself and enrolled at Western Michigan University in Lansing, M.I. and continued to work remotely for the Raleigh law firm.

As a law student, Ms. Ward embarked on a grueling schedule, compressing the usual three-year program into 18 months. Despite her extremely busy class schedule, she still somehow found time to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and participate in the Women's Law Alliance and the Student Bar Association, serving as interim vice-president.

After she got her J.D., cum laude, in 2005, Ms. Ward returned to the Myrtle Beach area and joined a local law firm, where she remained for three years working in the civil litigation and family law areas before deciding the time had come to create her own law firm.
After starting small, Ms. Ward has grown the firm and compiled a strong record of success. Much of her work focuses on personal injury plaintiff's cases, where she has achieved numerous six-figure and even a seven-figure settlement on behalf of her clients.

In one case, she negotiated a $100,000 settlement plus $375,000 judgment for a total of $475,000 for a client who was injured after slipping and falling as the result of a defective sidewalk in an apartment complex. In another case, her client accepted a settlement of $100,000 from an insurance company that had denied liability and offered no money. In 2016, Ms. Ward recorded a $1 million settlement in a case involving a plumbing company truck that ran a red light and struck her client's vehicle, leading to the wrongful death of an elderly passenger.

In addition to the personal injury cases, however, Ms. Ward also handles criminal matters and family law cases as well.
No matter what the case, Ms. Ward believes that her job is to make sure that all of her clients' rights are protected and that they receive everything they are entitled to.
"I genuinely care what happens to my clients," she says. "I always say I beat up my first bully in the fourth grade and I've been beating up bullies ever since. But now they happen to be the insurance company, or the state trying to prosecute my clients, or an abusive spouse."

Ms. Ward strives to seek at least some degree of leverage in her cases, oftentimes relying on case-evaluation services to better guide negotiations with insurance companies. "But we're not afraid to file a lawsuit," she says. "We do the best we can to get what the value of the case should be on a settlement basis, and if that doesn't come to fruition, we file lawsuits."

In addition to her busy practice, Ms. Ward provides legal service in other capacities. She is a certified family court mediator and guardian ad litem. She has served on an arbitration panel that evaluates property damage in auto cases.

Her non-legal community involvement includes serving on the boards of the Coastal Carolina University Alumni Association and on Your Sister's Closet, an organization that provides work clothing for women who are returning to the workforce.

Her primary outside interest is auto racing, billiards, and attending live music of all sorts, but her abiding passion remains her work. "It really brings a lot of satisfaction for me," she says. "I love being the protector and saying, 'I am your shield and sword. Get behind me, I got you.' I love my job. I couldn't imagine doing anything else."
License
  • Bar Number: 73-718
    South Carolina , 2005
Education
  • Western Michigan University
    Juris Doctor , 2005
    Graduated Cum Laude

J. Will Parker

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