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Ed is a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Ed has represented clients in general civil defense litigation for three decades. His practice emphasizes trial work, and over the last ten years, Ed has tried approximately thirty jury trials to verdict in Mississippi courtrooms. The Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter has listed Ed as the most prolific trial lawyer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Ed also has an active practice in Louisiana State and Federal Courts.

Ed has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Insurance Law, Litigation-Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Russell Blass Walker Chapter of the American Inn of Court
  • The Mississippi Bar

Honors & Awards

  • Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”) in 2018
  • Inducted into The American College of Trial Lawyers in 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2009 – Present
    • Insurance Law 
    • Litigation – Insurance
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers – 2014 – 2017
  • Top Rated Lawyer – Personal Injury Defense

Honors & Awards Announcements

Notable Cases

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Reported Cases

  • KPMG, LLP v. Singing River Health System, No. 2017-CA-01047-SCT, 2018 WL 5291088 (Miss. Oct. 25, 2018)
  • Burns v. Gray, 270 So. 3d 1084 (Miss. Ct. App. 2018)
  • Rylee v. Progressive Gulf Ins. Co., 2017 Miss. LEXIS 90 (Miss. 2017)
  • Alford v. City of Wiggins, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33093 (S.D. Miss. March 8, 2017)
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