Ed has practiced law since 2004, when he graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law. Ed spent the early part of his career practicing criminal law, including service as a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia Beach, where he handled serious criminal prosecutions, including homicide.
After leaving prosecution, Ed began practicing plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice law. He believes that, while it is impossible to alter what happened to cause an injury, it is possible to improve a client’s life by obtaining the maximum settlement or verdict. For example, Ed (along with co-counsel) represented a school teacher who suffered serious, life-altering injuries including a punctured spleen, fractured ribs, and multiple lacerations, as a result of being hit by a drunk driver in Newport News, Virginia (VA). Ed worked tireslessly for his client and obtained a $3.5 million jury verdict. Read more details about this multi-million dollar verdict here.
Ed now dedicates his practice exclusively to personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.
To reach Ed, call our toll free number, 1-800-752-0042, or fill out a quick contact form which will be forwarded to Ed for review.
- United States District Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia - J.D. 2004
- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina - B.S. in Business Management 2001
Ed is originally from North Carolina, but has family connections to Tidewater and has lived in Virginia for the last 15 years. Ed lives in Norfolk, Virginia (VA) with his wife Jessica Booth, a trusts and estates attorney, their daughter, and Boston terrier.
- Member of the American Association of Justice
- Member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association
- Chair of the Legal Studies Committee, which assists the First Colonial High School Legal Studies Academy.
- Co-chair of the editorial board of the Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association Journal, a peer-reviewed professional publication of the VTLA, and member of the VTLA Board of Governors.
- The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 25 Number 1, 2014, Depositions: Preparing, conducting and using depositions at trial • Dealing effectively with objections • Deposition misconduct
- The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association, Volume 22, Number 4, 2011, Co-Author, Direct Examination (from a series) Trial Notebook – Part One