Associate Attorney

Nicole Ward - Associate Healthcare Attorney in DallasNicole Ward is an associate attorney at Kennedy Attorneys & Counselors at Law, a health law firm in Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Nicole received her Juris Doctor degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2017. During law school, she was a two-time member of the Corporate Law Traveling Moot Court Team. In 2017, the Corporate Law Team advanced to the quarter-final round of the Ruby R. Vale Inter-Scholastic Corporate Moot Court Competition and won the Best Brief Award. As a result of her moot court achievements, Ms. Ward was inducted to the University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Order of Solicitors. As a law student, she was a member of the Student Bar Association, serving as a class representative and 3L Secretary, a CASA volunteer, and member of the Organization for Advancement of Women Lawyers. Ms. Ward also clerked for an Administrative Law Judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2015 and 2016. In private practice, she has worked on matters concerning Medicare/Medicaid investigations, contract litigation, payor post-payment audits and appeals, and government surveys/appeals/compliance.

Ms. Ward is licensed in Texas, and currently focuses her practice on health law and healthcare regulatory compliance, as well as administrative law and civil litigation. Since joining Kennedy in 2018, she has assisted clients in payment and reimbursement appeals, filings and compliance, fraud and abuse defense, and other provider matters.

Areas of Practice

Legal Positions

  • Kennedy Attorneys & Counselors at Law,
    Dallas, Texas
    Associate Attorney, January 2018 to present

Licensed and Admitted to Practice

  • State of Texas
  • United States Court, Northern District of Texas


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Texas A&M University College Station, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association