T. Lynn Ward graduated with honors from Pensacola Christian College in 1987, with a bachelor’s degree in Prelaw. She graduated from Washburn University School of Law with her Juris Doctorate in 1990. She is trained as a domestic mediator and is one of the first Kansas attorneys trained to handle divorce cases using a collaborative law format. She has argued appeals of family law cases before the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court. In addition, she has handled criminal jury trials in state and federal court and written briefs and argued before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lynn is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The mission of AAML is to provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.
Lynn Ward founded Ward Law Offices, LLC, in 2005. In 2019, she became partners with Tony A. Potter and started Ward Potter LLC. The firm focuses on family law matters, including divorce, child custody, parenting time, paternity, adoption, and child-in-need-of-care cases. The firm also provides litigation alternatives such as collaborative family law, mediation and arbitration. The mission of the firm is to help clients find independence and self-confidence by compassionately and efficiently navigating them through major changes in their family.
Lynn’s focus is on high-asset divorce cases, particularly those involving business valuations or agricultural assets. She is a trained mediator and has also arbitrated divorce cases. She is equally comfortable trying cases in the courtroom or negotiating them outside of court.
Lynn grew up on a farm south of Clay Center, Kansas. Her father had a cow-calf operation and grew wheat and soybeans. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Florida, in 1987, with a degree in Prelaw. She returned to her home state of Kansas for law school and graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 1990. She and her husband, Dale, moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 1990, and they have had successful legal careers there over the past thirty years.
Lynn is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Wichita, and served in many leadership capacities for the organization, including its President in 2006-07. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and served on its board of governors. Lynn is on the board of directors for the Washburn Law School’s Children and Family Law Center. She is a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church and serves on the board of directors for a new church of African refugees called Oaks Fellowship.
"Thank you for your work on my behalf, and your continued professionalism. You have firmly yet kindly held my hand and led me through this lengthy process and now it’s over." - client review
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"When going through such a stressful, disappointing and emotional time in your life, Lynn and her team are ready for the things you are not ready for. Every question you ask or forget to ask matters to them and is handle with experience and care. Their veteran experience allows them to move the process along without increased time and expenses for you." - client review