From his vantage point as a Brunswick-based partner with Drew Eckl & Farnham, defense specialist Jeffrey Ward spent years doing everything from professional malpractice and construction negligence claims to representing health care professionals, hospitals and Fortune 500 clients in federal and state courts around Georgia.

The current president of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association also became a certified mediator in 2016. When the pandemic forced court closures, Ward decided to make the leap to full-time neutral with Miles Mediation.