Experienced. Innovative. Trusted.

Cheryl A. Ward


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Practice Areas:

  • Appellate Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability


Cheryl was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. She earned a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) degree, cum laude, in International Business and Trade Administration from Florida Atlantic University and her law degree from the Stetson University College of Law, where she was the recipient of the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.

Following graduation, Cheryl worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Public Defender, 18th Judicial Circuit, where she continued her pro bono work by educating the public about the sealing and expungement of criminal records. She also worked as an associate at Rhodes Law P.A., before joining Hall, Schieffelin & Smith, P.A. in 2019. Cheryl’s hobbies include cycling, fishing, riding horses, antiquing, and investment management.


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. – 2017
    • Honors: William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
    • B.B.A., B.S. – 2017
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: International Business & Trade Administration

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2018


  • President, Maritime Law Society
  • Vice Chair, ABA Maritime and Admiralty Committee, 2016 – Present
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, Stetson University College of Law, 2017 – Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Seal and expunge criminal records, CareerSource, Brevard Achievement Center, 2018 to Present

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Teaching public about the sealing and expungement of criminal records, 2018 to Present
  • Gulf Coast Legal Services, 2015 to Present

Past Positions

  • Rhodes Law, P.A., Associate, 2018 to 2019
  • Office of the Public Defender 18th Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 2017 to 2018

Professional Associations

  • Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Member, 2018 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Admiralty & Maritime Comm., 2016 to 2017
  • Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, Member