An experienced litigator, Ed’s practice includes a broad range of complex civil cases including trucking and transportation, construction defect, premises liability, products liability, insurance defense, and professional malpractice. A trial lawyer, Ed worked for a number of years as a senior prosecutor in Virginia, handling trials involving murder, white collar crime, and other serious criminal offenses. His civil trial practice encompasses all phases of litigation, including trial and motion practice, discovery, appeals, arbitrations and mediations. Ed has tried cases to verdict in North Carolina and Virginia state courts.
Ed is also a member of Glencove Farm Barbecue, an award-winning barbecue team with North Carolina and Virginia roots that specializes in Eastern North Carolina-style barbecue.
(every case is different and results depend on its own unique facts)
Obtained defense verdict at jury trial in action brought by landowner against contractor for negligence, trespass and breach of contract including having multiple claims dismissed through dispositive motions.
Obtained defense verdict in trial for breach of contract claim brought by contractor against property owner.
Successful defense of contractor at trial involving allegations of construction defects resulting in jury verdict of $1.00.
Negotiated numerous settlements involving death and personal injury claims arising out of commercial vehicle accidents.
Handled rapid response following bus accident and favorably resolved 36 of 38 claims within 48 hours of response.
Previous Legal Experience
McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Raleigh, NC
Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Mecklenburg County, VA