Janice Diane Ward

Janice Diane Ward

Phone: 404-320-3456

Mrs. Janice D. Ward earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, and with Honors Program High Honors while earning the distinction of Mortar Board, then the highest honor a senior woman could achieve. After working abroad for four years, Ms. Ward returned to the University of Georgia to obtain a Master’s in public administration degree. Following a career in college teaching, Ms. Ward obtained her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law where she graduated cum laude, served as an associate editor of the G.S.U. Law Review and was tapped as a member of the Bleckley American Inn of Court (a litigation honor society by faculty invitation only).  For nearly 14 years, Ms. Ward was employed as a law clerk at the Court of Appeals of Georgia. While working at the Court of Appeals, Ms. Ward had the honor of serving for three years as a law clerk assigned to Senior Appellate Judge Harold R. Banke. Having returned to private practice after the completion of her state service, Ms. Ward joined the law firm of Goico Bolet, P.C. in 2012, where she specializes in general civil litigation and appellate practice.

Areas of Practice
General Civil Litigation
Appellate Practice

Litigation Percentage
Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Georgia, 1994
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1994
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994

Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
J.D. cum laude – 1994
Honors: Bleckley American Inn of Court
Law Review: Georgia State University Law Review, Associate Editor Lead Articles , 1992 – 1994
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Major: Masters in Public Administration
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
B.A. magna cum laude
Honors: With Honors
Major: History

Published Works
Peach State Legislative Review Articles, Georgia State University Law Review, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice Section, 1996 – Present

Past Employment Positions
Georgia Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney, 1995 – 2008
Georgia Department of Community Health, Attorney, 2010 – 2012
Pro Bono and Volunteer Activities
Saint Vincent de Paul Society, 2008 – Present


Phi Beta Kappa

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