Back to People
Photo of Doug Ward

Douglas Ward, K.C.


Doug is consistently recognized by his own colleagues through directories such as Best Lawyers and Lexpert for his services in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, and Bet the Company Litigation.

  • Law Society of Manitoba and Bar Admission Course – “Trial Advocacy” and “The Art of Cross-Examination”
  • Pitblado Lectures – various topics


  • Charter Member Emeritus, Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • Sessional Lecturer, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Manitoba
  • Founding Member, Hecla Island Advocacy College
  • Sessional Lecturer, University of Manitoba Law School, 2010 – 2015


  • Recognized as Winnipeg’s “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020 and in 2012 in the area of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law by The Best Lawyers® in Canada (Woodward/White)
  • Listed in Benchmark Canada 2016 Report as a Litigation Star for General Commercial, Insolvency, Product Liability
  • Recognized as a Lifetime Member by the Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2015
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® as one of Canada’s top lawyers for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell as a 5 star attorney – the highest ranking possible
  • Listed by Lexpert® Magazine and the Financial Post as one of Canada’s top lawyers
  • Former Editor of Headnotes and Footnotes, a monthly newsletter published by the Manitoba Bar Association
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, inducted in 2005
  • Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) Manitoba, 1997
  • Life Bencher, 1994 Law Society of Manitoba


  • Board of Directors, The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Manitoba and Nunavut Chapter
  • Former Honourary President, Boys Scouts of Manitoba
  • Governor, University of Manitoba, 1999 – 2008
  • Former President and Member of the Board of Directors, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 2003 – 2010