Shekeira Ward is an Associate Legal Officer for Risk Management in the Department of Legal & Regulatory Affairs. She primarily handles pre-suit claims and litigation management for medical malpractice, premises, auto, and other general liability
matters. Prior to joining UTMB, Shekeira was an Assistant Attorney General in the Transportation Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. She represented various state agencies in eminent domain and employment litigation matters
in state and federal court across the state. She was also an AAG in the Child Support Division, where she achieved the establishment, enforcement, modification, and termination of thousands of child support and medical support orders through litigation
in over 20 counties in north and west Texas. Shekeira received a B.S. in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M Universityâ€”College Station. She also received a Juris Doctor with Cum Laude honors and a certificate in Judicial
Opinion Writing from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Her judicial internships include the Honorable Micaela Alvarez, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Texas and the Honorable Wanda Bryant, Senior Associate Judge, North
Carolina Court of Appeals, as well as the Honorable Staci Williams, 101st Civil District Court of Dallas County, Texas. She was licensed to practice law by the State of Texas in 2015 and by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (Washington,
D.C.) in 2016.