Fran Tosi Ward limits her practice to representing adolescents and young adults facing drug, alcohol and sex charges. She has a particular interest in representing clients who have been diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when criminal charges are filed against an individual "on the spectrum". She is a tireless advocate for her clients when cases are brought before schools, universities, and at the trial court level.
Ms. Ward is married (T.A.) and has two children. She actively participates in various charities in her community and is active with the Upper Arlington Schools.
EmploymentPrior to joining The Koffel Law Firm, Ms. Ward was with the law firm of Crabbe, Brown & James (formerly Crabbe, Brown, Jones, Potts & Schmidt). She concentrated her practice in Insurance Defense Litigation where she defended insurers in automobile accident cases, schools and school boards that were sued due to student's injuries or discrimination/harassment, represented employers/employees being sued for discrimination or sexual harassment and attended hearings in local and state courts, as well as appearances before state and federal district courts.
EducationMs. Ward received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing, from The Ohio State University in 1987 and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She received her J.D. in 1990 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She also attended a semester at Oxford University's Summer Law Program in Oxford, England.
I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything you did to help him through that difficult stage, and also to let you know how much he has improved since that time. Asperger’s is never an easy thing to deal with, but his is a success story. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you helping us navigate our way through the mess he was in, and for seeing the kid he could be in spite of what he was going through at that time. -J.W.
Congrats, Fran. You performed superbly for your client, which produced a remarkable, if not improbable, result.- Attorney F.R.
Brad, Thank you for the introduction to Fran. She represented me with passion and compassion and was almost as nervous as we were awaiting the decision.- Attorney M.T.
I wanted to thank you for your conscientiousness and professionalism. It was obvious early in our meeting that you are very good at what you do and I am grateful to have met you. This is a horrible experience and one that I will try and make the best of and grow from. Not a moment passes that I am not thinking about or going back through the entire day. So very glad to have you and your firm representing me.- A.B.