I've known Ed for perhaps 30 years, when both of us worked for the local newspaper. I knew of his integrity then; once he passed the bar, he's been my first choice for legal counsel. He's seen me through a divorce, deeds, wills and advance directives, a difficulty with an inept contractor, and, most recently, a house sale and purchase--all with humor, good advice, and a thorough understanding of the law and how it might work in my favor.