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"Courage is knowing

what not to fear."

    – Plato

If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, you need to act quickly to protect yourself, preserve evidence, and preserve your rights.  Investigators and prosecutors are working hard to build a case against you and you need someone in your corner.  You need a highly skilled advocate who understands the law, investigates thoroughly, and thinks creatively about your unique case.  At Ward Grover & Ash, we are criminal defense specialists. We have a team of investigators and experts standing by to help you.


Whether your matter is state or federal, misdemeanor or felony, you won’t find more committed, zealous or compassionate representation.  Let us get started solving your problem today.


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We are criminal defense specialists and we are passionate about what we do. We have defended every type of case, state and federal from DUII to homicide. We understand the plight of the accused and we fight hard to protect your rights, your reputation, and your freedom.


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Criminal Defense Specialists

We don't divide our time or energy on other specialties. We are passionate about criminal defense and we choose to focus on what we do best. We are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our clients.

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We are experienced and skilled practitioners in every forum

and every charge.

80+ Years of Combined Experience

When it matters most, experience is crucial. We know what you're facing and how best to approach each particular issue.


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  • Posted by anonymous to the AVVO site

    An Outstanding Attorney!!!


    I hired Erick to help me deal with a criminal case that could have resulted in a felony conviction and a lifetime of trouble. Not only did he listen to my story, but he believed in me and helped me and my family cope from day one..!..Erick has a top notch private investigator on staff that went to work immediately to get witness accounts and get to the bottom of the situation. Erick worked with the D.A. and was in constant contact with me to keep me updated and upbeat. After 9 months of working hard on my case, Erick was able to get all my charges completely dismissed.! I would recommend Erick to anyone in need!. He is an Amazing Lawyer, and a great man.!

  • Posted by anonymous to the AVVO site

    A Better Outcome Than I Could Have Imagined


    I had a warrant for my arrest in Bend from an event that occurred nearly 12 years ago. I plead guilty to the charges 12 years ago but did not complete the community service or pay the fine that was part of my initial judgment, and moved out of state shortly after, resulting in a warrant. I contacted several attorneys in Bend and Erick was the only one to respond back to me (the same day I contacted him even). My situation made it difficult for me to take time off of work and pay for a trip back to Oregon. Erick took my case and made lemonade out of lemons. Erick was able to get 2 out of 3 charges dropped with no probation, community service or jail time. Even better, Erick was able to waive my court appearance in Bend. In the end, the sentencing was more lenient than the initial one and I didn't have to take time off of work or pay for travel expenses. I'm very grateful that Erick was the only attorney that called me back because I honestly feel that Erick goes to bat for his clients only going for the best outcome and not the settling for the first deal.

  • Posted by anonymous to the AVVO site

    A Master of His Craft


    Mr. Ward (Erick rather), has an uncanny ability in his diplomacy that he was able to cut a deal in my criminal case which I am extremely thrilled about. I truly believe that without him my situation would have been detrimental. To describe Erick with just a few words would be nearly impossible; there are so many positive personality and character traits which he demonstrated regularly throughout my interactions with him that this review does not do him enough justice. If I could describe him in 4 words I would say intelligent, honest, confident and understanding.

    Erick advised me of the two outcomes for my DUII and drug charges. He was honest with me and didn't try to make it look like my situation could end up like O.J.'s. We would have to fight through diplomacy or go to trial for the best outcome. He explicitly told me when the D.A. of my case was changed, it would work much better in my favor, and it did. The height of Erick's analytical mind and results driven persona are traits not just any lawyer, or man, can obtain.

    Furthermore, he doesn't just understand "the books", he applies his expertise to the real world, more specifically, my world. Erick was quite clear in what I needed to do to help our case. He gave me direction and even offered me words of encouragement. His commanding presence and comforting tone is something that, as a woman, I deeply appreciate. Not for one moment did I ever feel judged. Having Methamphetamine charges along with a DUII smeared my good name. I was embarrassed, guilt ridden and astray. He knew me enough to realize that I was not deserving of the ultimate punishment. He talked to me like a person and more importantly, he spoke of light at the end of the tunnel.

    Finally, after it was all said and done, he still calls and vice versa just to check in on things. I no longer wish to refer to him as "Erick the attorney", I will call him my friend