WARD BOWER, 1947 – 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our partner and friend Ward Bower.  He died September 28th of a sudden heart attack.

Ward Bower was a pioneer in the field of law firm management consulting. He joined Altman Weil in 1975 when the profession was in its infancy and built an unparalleled career over four decades as an advisor to hundreds of law firms, including some of the largest firms in the world.

Trained as a lawyer, Ward was a natural strategist who applied his deep intelligence and unremitting intellectual curiosity to the emerging discipline of the business of law.  He was one of the foremost thinkers in the profession whose articles were published in every major legal media outlet in the United States. He keynoted meetings at bar associations and law schools around the world, and his comments on the law firm market appeared regularly in the legal and business press.

Ward took the job personally.  He cared about each of his clients and invested the full force of his knowledge and experience in their success.  He was a teacher and mentor to young consultants, and was unfailingly generous in using his vast network of friends and colleagues to make connections for others who needed his help.

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