Ashley J. Ward - A Cordell & Cordell Baltimore Divorce Attorney

Ashley J. Ward

Litigation Attorney

Baltimore Divorce Attorney Ashley J. WardFamily law is one of the most personal legal practices a lawyer can pursue, which is why Baltimore divorce attorney Ashley J. Ward chooses to practice it.

“The outcomes affect most, if not all facets of a person’s life,” Ms. Ward said.

Ms. Ward has dedicated her secondary and post-secondary education to mastering the art of family law advocacy and continues to grow her practice.

Ms. Ward has a passion for advocacy and the ability to direct her clients to the ultimate goal while staying focused and organized throughout the process.

“Family law is difficult because you are dealing with good people at their lowest,” she said. “You need an attorney who is understanding, provides transparency, and is a strong advocate; an attorney that will keep you focused and navigate you through the murky waters of the divorce and custody process.

“I take pride in providing that type of excellent service to my clients.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Ward is licensed to practice in Maryland.


Ms. Ward graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in legal studies from Stevenson University, formerly Villa Julie College. She earned her Juris Doctor from the William and Mary Law School.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Ward practiced at a general practice firm where she primarily practiced insurance defense, but also handled family law, personal injury, worker’s compensation, and general civil litigation matters.

During college, Ms. Ward worked at a boutique family law firm as a paralegal.


  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys
  • Judicial Nominating Committee
  • Maryland Association for Justice


Ms. Ward was recognized as a 2020 Maryland Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Ashley Ward

Rated by Super Lawyers

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“My experience has been awesome; just amazing. Words can’t explain how good Ashley has been with my case. I went from not seeing my daughter at all to being able to see her and spend time together. Things just keep getting better day by day.”


“I am very satisfied with Ashley Ward and everything that she has done to help me. Ashley doesn’t hold anything back or sugar coat anything. She tells me like it is whether I want to hear it or not or like it or not. She is very professional in the work that she does. I appreciate her!”


“It was a pleasure working with Ashley. She is a rock star! …”


“Ashley is absolutely wonderful! She’s really on top of her job. She always gets right back to me and keeps me informed with everything going on. Ashley is a top notch attorney!”