William F. Ward

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William F. Ward (born November 20, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York)[1] is an American lawyer.

Ward graduated in 1977 at Temple University School of Law.[1] He was Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett's first Chief of Staff from January 2011 until May 2012, when he stepped down.[2] He previously held a post as judge at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.[2][3] He is currently an attorney and partner at Rothman Gordon P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and currently practices Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial and Business Litigation, and White Collar Criminal Defense. [4]


  1. ^ a b The Pennsylvania Manual, Vol. 120, Section 4: Executive. URL last accessed 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ a b Mary Wilson, witf: Corbett’s chief of staff leaves amid reports of shake-up, May 25, 2012. URL last accessed 2012-10-29.
  3. ^ "Common Pleas Judges". Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Attorney Directory - Rothman Gordon P.C.". Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Steve Crawford
Chief of Staff for The Governor of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Stephen S. Aichele