An experienced litigator, Ed’s practice includes complex civil cases involving 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.

Experience Highlights

(Every case is different and depends on its own unique facts. Results may vary.)

Obtained a defense trial verdict for a commercial trucking client involving a collision between a postal service vehicle and a dump truck hauling construction materials where the jury found the accident to be the fault of the postal driver.

Obtained defense verdict at 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 general contractor at trial involving allegations of construction defects resulting in verdict of $1.00.

“Ed goes through meticulous preparations in building his case and arguments and because of this, he is never out-gunned in terms of preparedness whether in the conduct of a full trial or in simple motions practice. He is a fantastic attorney.”

Peer review to Martindale Hubbell

More About Ed

Education & Admissions

Campbell University School of Law – JD 2007
University of Virginia – BA 2004

North Carolina 2011
Virginia 2007
US District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
Virginia State Courts

Professional Affiliations

North Carolina Bar Association

Wake County Bar Association

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

North Carolina Trucking Association


Alliance Medical Ministry
Member 2015-19, Young Professionals Steering Committee


North Carolina History Museum
Member 2013-16, Young Associates Steering Committee, Chair 2015-16

Middle school mock trial team mentor

Honors & Awards

AV® Preeminent® Peer Rated

Super Lawyers
NC Rising Star list 2020, 2021

The Best Lawyers in America® since 2021
Insurance Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Legal Elite in Litigation
Business North Carolina magazine – 2019, 2022-23

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