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Duke University, LL.B., 1963, Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Duke Law Journal, 1962-63

Davidson College, A.B., 1960, Omicron Delta Kappa


Through his 50-year career, Ward McKeithen has had extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal litigation in a wide range of civil cases. He has practiced in the area of civil litigation and has served as lead trial counsel in both the successful prosecution and defense of major antitrust and class action securities lawsuits. He has also led trial teams and negotiated settlements of countless commercial and business disputes. Ward is a certified mediator with significant experience in mediation and dispute resolution.

Ward was featured in the Woodward/White, Inc. The Best Lawyers in America for 32 years.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees, Queens College, 1974-2013
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, President, 1993-94
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, Member, 1976-88

Community Affiliations

  • Queens University of Charlotte, Trustee
  • Charlotte Nature Museum, Past President
  • Arts & Science Council, Past Director
  • 1st Lt., USAR, active duty, 1964-65
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