Ed is a seasoned litigator and has tried a broad spectrum of cases ranging from the defense of personal injury claims to recovery of collision damages. He has represented clients in courts throughout the eastern United States and Gulf Coast, including Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Puerto Rico.
Ed received two B.A. degrees from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was Associate Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review. Ed was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Richard B. Kellam, United States District Court Judge, Norfolk Division, from 1990-1991.
He is a member of the bars of New York, North Carolina and Virginia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Fourth and Ninth Circuits and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of North Carolina and the Middle District of North Carolina.
International Who’s Who of Maritime Lawyers
Listed in Best Lawyers in America: Admiralty and Maritime Law (2008-present)
Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2014, 2018, 2019)
Virginia Business, “Legal Elite”
Thompson Reuters, “Virginia Super Lawyers” (2010-present)
Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” - Aviation, Maritime and Transportation Law (2016-present)
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Board of Directors (2011-14); Committee on Practice & Procedure, Chair (2011-15); Subcommittee On Maritime Liens & Mortgages, Chair (2001-11); Nominating Committee (2015-18)
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Virginia Maritime Association
Virginia Railroad Association
American Maritime Cases, Associate Editor
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