Lori Ellen Ward
Executive Team Member & General Counsel,
Legendary Family Of Companies
Lori Ellen Ward is a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney who grew up in Jackson County (Marianna), Florida and transplanted to the Emerald Coast in 1996 when she married a true local, Michael Ward. After earning her law degree at Florida State University in 1997, she began her legal career in a small Destin firm with a broad area of practice, where she quickly developed an interest in and proficiency at representing clients in the real estate industry.
Over time, her practice grew to include developers of large commercial and residential real estate ventures, local banks in their real estate lending departments and individual buyers and sellers of property. In 2008, she started Priority Title and has focused on providing insured residential real estate closings (primarily in Okaloosa and Walton Counties) ever since. She is also General Counsel for the Legendary companies, her current partner in Priority Title.
Outside of her professional activities, Lori has served as a past President of the Junior League of the Emerald Coast and remains a sustainer in that organization. She is also a charter and Evergreen member of Impact 100 of Northwest Florida, a board member and regular volunteer with Food for Thought Outreach, and a member of the School Advisory Council for South Walton High School. Professionally, she is an active affiliate with the Women’s Council of Realtors, a former treasurer of the Okaloosa Bar Association, the past President of the Walton County Bar Association, and a former board member for Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. Her family is involved with a church plant in Santa Rosa Beach – King’s Cross Church – which originally met in their backyard. Lori and Michael have an adult son, a teenaged daughter, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and no free time!