Ed is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial and general liability matters. He draws on a broad background handling insurance claims and managing a wide range of matters including construction site and industrial accidents, automobile and trucking accidents, product liability, CERCLA and other large environmental liability, toxic tort, professional liability, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, and employment-related matters.
As litigation counsel for leading national insurance carriers, Ed has successfully defended insured policyholders in personal injury, premises liability, automobile liability, products liability, and worksite accident litigation in a range of venues. He has also participated in mediations and arbitrations on behalf of his clients. His extensive experience includes working with insured and self-insured clients developing litigation management strategies and analyzing claim files as litigation develops to adjust and move matters to resolution, with a focus on delivering optimal results for the client while minimizing exposure and controlling legal spend.
Ed began his career as a commercial insurance underwriter and has held home office level claims-legal positions for major national insurance companies. He has significant experience reviewing and analyzing insurance coverage issues arising under a wide variety of commercial and personal liability, professional, and property insurance policy forms. He has provided counsel and direction to major national insurers concerning coverage matters. He has also assisted insurers in understanding and minimizing extra-contractual and bad faith exposures and risk.
Ed earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and his juris doctor from the University at Buffalo School of Law.