Janice Diane Ward

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Atlanta, Georgia

JANICE D. WARD earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, and with Honors Program High Honors while earning the distinction of Mortar Board, then the highest honor a senior woman could achieve. After working abroad for four years, Ms. Ward returned to the University of Georgia to obtain a Masters in Public Administration degree. Following a career in college teaching, Ms. Ward obtained her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law where she graduated cum laude, served as an associate editor of the G.S.U. Law Review and was tapped as a member of the Bleckley American Inn of Court (a litigation honor society by faculty invitation only).For nearly 14 years, Ms. Ward was employed as a law clerk at the Court of Appeals of Georgia. While working at the Court of Appeals, Ms. Ward had the honor of serving for three years as a law clerk assigned to Senior Appellate Judge Harold R. Banke. Having returned to private practice after the completion of her state service, Ms. Ward joined the law firm of Goico & Bolet, P.C. in 2012, where she specializes in general civil litigation and appellate practice.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. cum laude - 1994
    • Honors: Bleckley American Inn of Court
    • Law Review: Georgia State University Law Review, Associate Editor Lead Articles , 1992 - 1994
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • Major: Masters in Public Administration
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Peach State Legislative Review Articles, Georgia State University Law Review, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice Section, 1996 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Georgia Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney, 1995 - 2008
  • Georgia Department of Community Health, Attorney, 2010 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Saint Vincent de Paul Society, 2008 - Present


  • English


  • Phi Beta Kappa