- House counsel Old Kent Bank & Trust Company, 1953—1959. Partner Himelstein & Ward, Grand Rapids, 1959—1969, Russell & Ward, Grand Rapids, 1969—1980, Ward, Schenk & Boncher, Grand Rapids, 1980—1987. Private practice, since 1987.
Member of American Bar Association, Grand Rapids Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association (tittle standards committee), American College Real Estate Lawyers (past chairman corporation, finance and business law section and title standards committee, past council member, real property law section), Federal Bar Association, Commdrs. Club, Renaissance Club (Detroit), Peninsular Club (Grand Rapids), Cascade Hills Country Club, Variety Club, Ambucs Club.