Virginia B. Ward is a seasoned attorney with a distinguished career in the legal profession. With her roots in criminal prosecution, Virginia served the community of Salt Lake City with dedication and integrity as a Justice Court judge in the Third Judicial District from July 2002 until 2013​. During her tenure, she adjudicated countless cases, primarily focusing on misdemeanor drug charges​.

Virginia earned her law degree from the University of Utah, paving the way for a legal career that’s both impactful and commendable. Her journey from a practicing attorney to a respected judge in Salt Lake City’s Justice Court reflects her legal acumen, dedication to justice, and the trust bestowed upon her by the legal community.

Her commitment to upholding the law and ensuring justice is evident from her prolific career as a judge, where she tirelessly worked to adjudicate cases fairly and impartially. Virginia’s wealth of experience and deep understanding of the legal framework, particularly in criminal law, makes her a valued member of Hepworth Legal.

Besides her notable career in the judiciary, Virginia has also been involved in nonprofit legal work. She previously served as a Staff Attorney at Nonprofit Legal Services of Utah, Inc., where she utilized her legal expertise to assist those in need​​.

Virginia is also known for her community service endeavors, particularly as a member of the Board of Directors at Journey of Hope, Inc., where she contributes towards serving the needs of women at risk, manifesting her enduring commitment to social justice and community welfare​​.

At Hepworth Legal, Virginia B. Ward continues her legacy of legal excellence, offering a wealth of experience, knowledge, and a staunch commitment to justice, ensuring our clients receive the highest standard of legal representation.


Attorney at Law


  • Utah State Bar (1993)


  • Juris Doctor from University of Utah in 1993.


  • Family Law
  • Domestic Litigation
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Trials