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Past Presidents

Navan Ward

AAJ President 2021-2022

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Navan Ward Jr.

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, PC Atlanta, GA
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Navan is a principal at Beasley Allen Law Firm and focuses his practice on mass torts litigation. He has held leadership roles in several MDLs, including DePuy “ASR” Hip Implant, DePuy “Pinnacle” Hip Implant, Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant, and PPI and also has experience litigating nursing home neglect and trucking crash cases.

Navan served as 76th president of AAJ. Highlights from the year are the passing of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, the launch of AAJ's Pledge to Act, and the Leaders Forum Retreat in San Juan, PR. In addition to serving in many leadership roles in AAJ, he is also an Executive Board Member of “Shades of Mass.”

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Thank you for your leadership Navan

Navan Ward Jr. served as the 76th president of AAJ. Two highlights from his year as president are the passing of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act and the launch of AAJ's Pledge to Act, an initiative focused fostering diverse trial lawyers. Navan, thank you for your leadership and dedication!

Highlight from 2021

Making History: For the first time, the presidents of the four leading legal associations were minorities. These four leaders met in September 2021 to discuss the future of the legal profession. The leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., and discussed how they could demonstrate unity to advance the rule of law; further diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession; and inspire minority law students and attorneys. In the photo, L-R: Carlos Moore (NBA), Navan Ward, Jr. (AAJ), Douglas Burrell (DRI), and Reginald Turner (ABA).
Pledge to Act!

Diversity and inclusivity are deeply rooted values of the American Association for Justice. AAJ is committed to promoting and cultivating diversity in the trial lawyer community and ensuring diversity among its membership and leadership. We encourage your firm to sign the AAJ Member Firm Pledge to Act.