Ward Armstrong was born in Roanoke, Virginia in 1956 and raised in the Martinsville/Henry County area. He attended public schools there, graduating from John D. Bassett High School in 1974.
Ward is a 1977 graduate of Duke University with a bachelor's degree in business. He completed Duke's undergraduate program in 3 years. He graduated from the University of Richmond Law School in 1980. In the summer of 1978 he studied international law at Cambridge University in England.
After law school Ward was a law clerk to the late Justice W. Carrington Thomson of the Virginia Supreme Court. After completing his clerkship Ward returned to Martinsville and opened his law office at 1 Walnut St. (corner of Walnut St. and Church St.) where he practices today.
Ward was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1991 and served in that body for 20 years. In 2007 he was elected the Minority Leader of the House of Delegates.
An avid model railroader, Ward collects and builds HO scale model trains, American Flyer toy trains and garden model trains. He is a member of the Roanoke Chapter, National Railway Historical Society and the Norfolk and Western Historical Society. He is a past member of the Martinsville Kiwanis Club and the Board of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. He is also an exercise enthusiast which includes road bicycling.
Ward is the recipient of numerous legislative and professional awards including the A.L. Philpott award for Leadership, the Virginia Sheriff's Association Legislator of the Year award, the Coalition of Labor Union Women "Profiles in Courage" award, and the Small Business Partnership award. He is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers' Association, a past board member of the Virginia Bar Association, and past president of the Martinsville/Henry County Bar Association.
Ward Armstrong...a lawyer fighting for you!