James Ward

About James Ward

James joined the military and served overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. He later mentored at risk teenage boys as a Residential Youth Care Worker at the Tulsa Boys’ Home while earning his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University. He graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2016 and was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association the same year.

Professional Affiliations

Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers
James Ward joined Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson in 2016. James Ward’s practice focuses on Probate and Estate Planning.


2016 - J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law

Dean's List

2012 - B.A. in Criminal Justice, Northeastern State University

Cum Laude

Professional Admissions

Oklahoma Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

Preferential Right to Purchase Provisions in Oil & Gas Agreements (2015) (awarded the Chris Nesbitt & Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society Award for best legal research paper)