Sophia R. Ward is a partner in the Miami office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., practicing in the areas of general liability and insurance defense matters pertaining to automobile negligence, commercial litigation, product liability, premise liability, and matters involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims in State and Federal Court.
Prior to her private practice, she was an assistant public defender with both, the Miami-Dade County and the Palm Beach County Public Defenders’ Offices where she handled felony cases including pre-trial hearings and motion, case preparation and management from arraignment to sentencing. Ms. Ward litigated over 50 trials as a public defender. In 2011, she was awarded Best Advocate at the Public Defender’s College.
Ms. Ward received her Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida in May 2010 and Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University, California in May 2006 graduating with a major in Psychology. While in law school, she served as articles editor of the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review. Ms. Ward also interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, Major Crimes section.
Ms. Ward is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a member of The Florida Bar. She is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Ms. Ward has been selected as South Florida’s Top 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.