Meet The People

William Ward

Bill is a partner at Ward & Myers LLP. Bill was born in El Paso, Texas and began practicing law in 1979 with the firm of Kerr, Fitz-Gerald & Kerr. He was a founding member and formerly practiced with Morgan, Ward & Leeton, LLP (1984-1995) and Kerr & Ward, LLP (1995-2010). Bill and Charles formed Ward & Myers LLP in September of 2010.

Bill has focused primarily in the areas of Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate and Business Litigation and practices in numerous counties of West Texas. He maintains an AV Preeminent Rating with the Martindale Hubbell publications. Bill graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.B.A. in Accounting and Texas Tech University School of Law.

Practice Areas: Family Law, Wills, Probate, Estate Planning, Business Litigation

Charles Myers

Board Certified In Family Law

Charles is a partner at Ward & Myers LLP. Charles was born in Big Spring and began his legal career there with Mouton, Mouton & Myers, P.C.; where he practiced civil trial work. In Howard County, Charles was the youngest president of the Howard County Bar Association. Upon moving to Midland, Charles joined the firm of Kerr & Ward as a partner. Charles and Bill Ward left that firm to create Ward & Myers LLP in 2010.

Charles is board certified in the area of family law, including child custody, divorce, modifications, support, and adoption. He has tried numerous cases in front of both judges and juries throughout West Texas. He currently works in Midland, Ector and surrounding counties, including Howard, Andrews, Dawson, Upton, Crane, Reeves, Winkler, Gaines, Terry and Glasscock.

Charles is a member of the Midland County Bar Association and has been elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a group that comprises less than 1% of all lawyers in Texas. Charles graduated from Texas Tech with a B.B.A. in Finance and Baylor Law School and has practiced in West Texas for almost 20 years.

Practice Areas: Family Law

Elizabeth Rainey

Elizabeth works of counsel at Ward & Myers LLP. Elizabeth was born in Lockhart, Texas and began practicing law in 2011 with the Law Office of Ian Cantacuzene. Currently, Elizabeth works as the Paralegal Program Director at Midland College as well as the designated Midland County Juvenile Detention Defense Attorney.

Elizabeth has focused primarily in the area of Family Law and Juvenile Law in Midland, Ector, and surrounding counties. She is a member of the Midland County Bar Association, past-President of the Midland County Young Lawyers Association, involved in the Junior League of Midland, and serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin.

Elizabeth graduated from Texas A&M University cum laude with a B.A. in Communication and a Texas Tech School of Law.

Practice Area: Family Law, Juvenile Defense

Melissa Baccus

Melissa Baccus grew up in Midland, Texas. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Psychology. She is the legal assistant and office manager of Ward & Myers LLP. Melissa is married to David Baccus who is employed with EOG as a Petroleum Engineer.