I found Paul Ward through a basic google search when I found myself in need of an estate lawyer. Paul was prompt and friendly when he returned my initial phone call. Paul was very straight forward with regards to his working style and fee structure and agreed to meet with me and my brother for an initial consultation. 10 minutes into the consultation I was convinced that Paul was the right person for us to work with. His attention to detail blew me away, and as the months went on I became even more satisfied with our working relationship. Although we are still in the final phases of closing my late mothers estate I can say without hesitation that we really found a "partner" in Paul Ward. It is often too easy to make jokes about lawyers counting the minutes and seconds only to charge you enormous fees for doing everything possible, this is simply not the way that Paul works. Paul is of course willing to take care of all the details if that is what you want, but in our case we partnered with Paul and allowed him to do the heavy lifting on the legal side, and we stayed engaged on a weekly basis corresponding with creditors as well as reviewing and correcting all documents being issued to the probate court. Oh and if you are the kind of person like me who likes to conduct most if not all communication through email - Paul is your guy. We worked through some pretty complex legal challenges almost exclusively through email. The only way that was possible was for Paul to be an excellent communicator and actually follow through on the tasks he agreed to do. i can not say enough good things about my experience working with Paul so if you are looking for a legal "Partner" dont think anymore - pick up the phone and call him.