Bio

For nearly 20 years, Ed has worked diligently – and successfully – to provide favorable outcomes in high-stakes disputes for a wide variety of clients, including global corporations, affordable housing agencies, professional service providers, various insurance companies and their insureds.

Admitted to practice in all Louisiana and Mississippi federal, state, and appellate courts, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States, Ed’s experience in the legal industry is broad and extensive. His practice encompasses a range of issues, including the representation of various professionals – i.e., accountants, attorneys, real estate agents and brokers, directors and officers, and insurance brokers – in professional liability claims.

Additionally, Ed has a robust labor and employment practice, representing employers facing issues such as retaliation, sexual harassment, contract disputes, and more. He also focuses on environmental and toxic tort, worksite fatality claims, and the defense of personal injury and property damage allegations stemming from automobile, business premises, construction, and industrial accidents.

In all legal endeavors, Ed commits himself to the needs of his clients, providing them with the timely information and fact-based guidance necessary to navigate the challenges they face and, ultimately, obtain the most positive outcomes possible.

Ed is active in the legal profession and is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and participates with the Professional Liability, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law (TTEL), and Life Health Disability and ERISA sections. He is a member of the TTEL Planning Committee and assists with meeting planning and programming. He is also former president and current member of the Executive Committee of the St. Thomas More-Loyola Law American Inn of Court.

Outside the office, Ed volunteers his time to Covenant House, a group dedicated to helping homes and at-risk teens find needed housing and supportive services, education, and job skills.

Ed successfully completed the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California.

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America: Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; Litigation - Environmental (2015-2022)

Louisiana Super Lawyers, Professional Liability Defense

New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers: Legal Malpractice Law

CityBusiness Leadership in Law, 2016

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell rating

Pro Bono Project Distinguished service award for over 100 hours of volunteered legal services

Loyola University Gillis Long Public Service Award, 2003

Loyola Law Review

Civic Affiliations

  • Ozanam Inn, volunteer
  • Pro Bono Project, volunteer
  • Covenant House, volunteer

Professional Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Counsel on Litigation Management
  • Thomas More Loyola Law School American Inn of Court, President (2015 - 2017)
  • American Inns of Court, Leadership Summits Advisory Group
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Mississippi State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association

News

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Louisiana and Mississippi state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Education

J.D., Loyola University School of Law (2001)

B.L.A., Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University (1987)

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