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 defends products liability and toxic tort cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and property damage in state and federal courts. He has developed comprehensive strategies for handling large numbers of complex cases such as mass multi-jurisdictional toxic tort litigation and has successfully implemented those strategies in the courtroom, serving as national coordinating, regional, and Virginia trial counsel for clients in mass tort litigation. He frequently serves as local counsel for out of state firms representing clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia.

Harry is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. He also serves on the Foundation's Board of Directors and is Chair of its Committee on Continuing Legal Education. He also 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 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

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Essex County Conservation Alliance
  • Commonwealth Club
  • Deep Run Hunt Club
  • Farmington Hunt Club

Past Employment Positions

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