A new attorney in the rankings this year, Brett Ward focuses his practice on the full range of family law issues including mediation and litigation work related to divorce and child custody matters. "Doing matrimonial law is half legal, and half psychotherapeutic, and Brett excels at both," notes one interviewee. Another source enthuses: "He's just great at moving things along, keeping things on track and letting people know that this is where things are heading no matter what you say. He remains calm and focused while at the same time making it clear that he is in no way, shape or form being pushed around. He avoids hysterics yet exudes strength."