Thomas J. Ward

Thomas J. Ward

Vice President, Legal Advocacy, Office of General Counsel, National Association of Home Builders

Tom obtained his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware and graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1994. 

Tom joined NAHB’s Litigation Department in the fall of 1999.  Currently he oversees NAHB’s litigation efforts where he develops NAHB’s legal strategies and provides litigation support to local home builders associations.  He also supports NAHB’s lobbyists, and coordinates with NAHB’s regulatory staff to identify government activities (i.e. regulations or guidance documents) that may require involvement by the Litigation Department.  One of the first cases Tom worked on for NAHB was United States v. Deaton where NAHB argued that the Deaton wetland was not a “water of the United States.”  20 years later we were proven right.      


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