W. Ward Morrison, Jr.,





Ward focuses his practice on the litigation of complex commercial cases. Ward has substantial experience in the defense of product liability disputes and the prosecution of trade secret and related intellectual property claims. He has successfully defended manufacturers against product liability claims throughout the United States, and has also represented local companies in litigation involving allegations of patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. His practice involves both trial work and alternative dispute resolution.

Ward assists a wide variety of manufacturers in creating risk management programs designed to reduce exposure to product liability, warranty, and other product-related claims. He also counsels employers concerning the protection of trade secrets and other intellectual property.

Ward served as Managing Principal of Riddell Williams from 2011 – 2016.

Author, “Washington’s Comparative Proportionality Review: Toward Effective Appellate Review of Death Penalty Cases Under the Washington State Constitution,” Washington Law Review, 1989.


Chief Author, Civil Trial Practice Section, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, 1992-96.

Ward has been named a Washington Super Lawyer® and has achieved the peer reviewed rating of AV Preeminent® by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®.




Southwest Legal Clinic (Volunteer), Skills, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Ward received his B.A. from The Colorado College, cum laude, in 1986 and his J.D. from the University of Washington in 1989.


Riddell Williams Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Top Women Attorneys, and Top 100

Riddell Williams congratulates the following individuals who have been designated 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Top Women Attorneys and Top 100 Super Lawyers: 2016 Super Lawyers Bruce J. … read more