Henry N. Ware, Jr.

Attorney, Senior Counsel

Harry Ware is a trial attorney with over 35 years' experience in litigation and dispute resolution, practicing across the country in federal and state courts. His experience extends over products liability and toxic torts; asbestos litigation defense and insurance coverage.

Harry is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. He is Past Chair of its Continuing Legal Education Committee and also serves on the Foundation's Board of Directors, as well as its Governance, CLE, and Finance Committees. He is a member of the prestigious Boyd Graves Conference. In addition, he is Past Chair of the Virginia Bar Association's Civil Litigation Section and also of its Corporate Counsel Section. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Products Liability Litigation-Defendants, and he is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law (J.D., 1983) International Academy of Trial Lawyers Trial Advocacy Award (1983); University of Richmond Law Review, Associate Editor, 1982-1983
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia (1977)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Law Foundation
    • Fellow (Class of 2020)
    • Board of Directors (2018-present)
    • Member, Committee on Continuing Education (2011- present) and Chair, (2018-2020); Governance Committee (2021- present); Donor Relations Committee (2021- present)
  • Member, Boyd-Graves Conference (2009-present)
  • Past Chair, Virginia Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section
  • Virginia Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
    • Member, Executive Council (2004-2007)
    • Chair, (2008-2010)
  • Board of Directors, Essex County Conservation Alliance (2018-present)
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Defense Research Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America 2015-2024 for Products Liability Defense
  • Virginia Lawyer's Weekly Leaders in the Law, 2023
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Previous Employment

  • Cook, Ware & Heyward, P.C., 1993 - 2001
  • McGuireWoods, 1985 - 1993
  • May & Miller, 1983 - 1985
  • Southern Bank, Staff Auditor, 1978-1980

Community Involvement

  • Commonwealth Club
  • Caroline Hunt Club
  • Farmington Hunt Club

Off the Clock

In his spare time, Harry enjoys hunting and spending time on his farm. He and his wife, Marilynn, live in Ware's Wharf in Essex County, Virginia.