Profile

Gregory H. Ward

Gregory H. Ward
50 W. San Fernando St. 10th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-279-8700
Fax: 408-279-3244
gward@mcmanislaw.com

City:    San Jose

State Bar of California Admission Date:  Feb. 16, 1978

Other Jurisdictions Admission Dates:    

  • Pennsylvania, Oct. 6, 1972

Education:

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. degree, 1969 -- 1972
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. degree, Psychology, General College Honors, Honors in Psychology, 1965 – 1969

Employment (Current and Past):

  • Of Counsel, McManis Faulkner, October 2010 – present
  • Judge of the Superior Court, Santa Clara County, December 1990 – October 2010
  • Graham & James, Partner, 1988 – 1990
  • Mosher, Pooley & Sullivan, Partner/Associate, 1983 – 1988
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, San Jose, Attorney-in-Charge, 1979 – 1983
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Trial Attorney, 1973 – 1979
  • Pennsylvania Crime Commission, Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Counsel, 1972 -- 1973

State Bar Activities:

  • Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, member, 2013 – present

Publications:

  • California Objections, Ward & Byrne (James Publishing 2003, rev. 2012)
  • Developments in California Trial Practice, www.caltrialpractice.com

Other:

  • Presenter/Panelist:
    • “How We Decide:  Cognitive Bias and the Art of Persuasion,” MCLE, October 2012
    • “On the Record:  Taking Expert Depositions,” MCLE, June 2011
    • “Presenting Expert Testimony at Trial: A Judge’s View,” Appraisal Institute Conference, May 2009
    • “A Trial Judge’s Perspective on Condemnation Trials and the Use of Expert Witnesses,” CLE International Eminent Domain Conference, December 2008

Activities:

  • Attorney Coach, Fremont High School Mock Trial Team, 2009 – 2011
  • Referee, Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association, 2009
  • Board member, Tomahawks Lacrosse Club, 2006 – 2008