Background & Experience
Ed is past president of the Georgia affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association and is a former chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Section. A popular speaker, Ed has chaired seminars on “The Trial of a Race Discrimination Case” and “The Trial of a Sexual Harassment Case.” He has been selected to participate in mock trials for the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section and to chair and present a high-tech mock trial for the Atlanta Bar Labor and Employment Section. He has spoken at national seminars for consumer groups and employee rights groups.
More recently, he was one of the three featured speakers at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s seminar on “Technology in the Northern District Courtroom.”
Ed writes frequently and has authored numerous articles, papers and a book chapter on employment law, civil rights law and executive contracts. He is admitted to practice in all state courts, appellate courts, federal district courts in the State of Georgia and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Work Outside of the Legal Practice
Outside the courtroom, Ed continues to fight and protect people’s human rights. He is the founder of nonprofit water charity, Water Life Hope which helps people gain access to clean drinking water. Through fundraising and his own money, Ed and the Water Life Hope team have helped build more than 300 projects across Haiti, providing clean drinking water to more than half a million people.
Ed lives in Decatur, Georgia with his wife, Patty and continues to enjoy the company of his three grown children and grandchildren, all of whom live in the area. Ed enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and canoeing.
Selected for Super Lawyers® (Listing of Top 5% of Georgia Attorneys)
Named in Georgia's "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine
Founders 5.0 out of 5.0 AV® Rated by Peers for Legal Skill & Ethical Standards
Included in U.S. News—Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2022