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Location: Williamsburg, Virginia

Phone: 757-378-3537
Fax: 757-378-2650
Email: Email Me

Paul S. Ward, P.C., is a law firm located in Williamsburg, Virginia representing clients in the areas of:

  • Elder law 
  • Federal and Virginia tax law 
  • Estates, Trusts, Probate and Guardianships 

Mr. Ward is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Mr. Ward has extensive experience in the growing specialized area of elder law. The National Elder Law Foundation has certified Mr. Ward as an elder law attorney, making him one of only a few attorneys in Virginia to earn this designation. As an elder law attorney, Mr. Ward advises clients on a variety of legal issues concerning the elderly, including but not limited to Virginia Medicaid and nursing home planning, estate planning, guardianships, and taxes. Mr. Ward’s services include preparing and defending Virginia Medicaid applications. As a certified public accountant and member of the U.S. Tax Court Bar, Mr. Ward offers basic and advanced tax services to clients. Services include tax return preparation and representation before the Internal Revenue Service, Virginia Department of Taxation, and United States Tax Court. Mr. Ward has extensive experience in assisting taxpayers resolve tax debts through the IRS offer to compromise (OIC) program. Mr. Ward’s tax clients include individuals, estates, trusts, partnerships, nonprofit foundations and corporations. Mr. Ward is a member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Lawyer Listing Service.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate and Trust Planning – Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Probate and Trust Administration – Estates, Small Estates, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Medicaid Nursing Home Planning
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Tax Return Preparation – Individuals (1040), Businesses (1120, 1120S, 1065) and Fiduciaries (1041)
  • IRS Offers in Compromise
  • IRS Collection Issues
  • Virginia Department of Taxation Appeals
  • Internal Revenue Service Appeals
  • U.S. Tax Court Representation

Litigation Percentage

  • 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by The National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Indiana
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. – 1984
  • Indiana University, USA
    • M.B.A. – 1998
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    • B.S. – 1981
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Williamsburg Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia CPA Society