Paul S. Ward

Paul S. Ward

Williamsburg, Virginia

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

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

Mr. Ward is a certified elder law attorney (CELA), certified public accountant (CPA) and is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer, certified by TESB.

Mr. Ward's approach to estate planning is to evaluate each client's personal goals and financial situation, and to develop a customized plan for each client. He utilizes both traditional estate planning vehicles and innovative techniques that integrate personal estate planning goals with a client's business and financial plans. Mr. Ward represents his clients on a highly personal level and takes the time to understand issues and provide custom tailored solutions. His goal is to support clients in developing a sense of security for their families and themselves.

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 Indiana 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 Indiana Medicaid and nursing home planning, estate planning, guardianships, and taxes. Mr. Ward's services include preparing and defending Indiana 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, Indiana Department of Revenue, United States Tax Court and Indiana 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 Planning
  • 30% Elder Law
  • Nursing Home
  • 30% Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • 30% Taxation Law
  • Indiana Probate Estate and Guardianship Administration
  • Business Organizations

Litigation Percentage

  • 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Elder Law Attorney (CELA), The National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer, TESB
  • Indiana Trust and Estate Speciality Board

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003


  • 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