Until 2010 I was a Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney with the City of Virginia Beach, and prosecuted a variety of serious cases. I left that office to enter private practice with my current firm. I still handle criminal cases in state and federal court, as I spent the first part of career trying criminal cases, but the vast majority of my practice now focuses on helping injured people.
I am a Member of the Virginia State Bar, and admitted to practice in all Virginia courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. I’m also a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), and active in the organization as co-chair of the VTLA Publications Committee of the peer-reviewed Journal, and a Committee Chair (Legal Studies) for the Virginia Beach Bar Association.
I primarily represent people who are harmed by the negligence of others - personal injury law. I handle many auto accident cases, of course, but also less common cases like dog bites, premises liability, and food poisoning cases. My firm and I also handle medical malpractice cases.
I strongly believe that an important part of selecting a lawyer is talking with them, preferably in person. Use the resources available to you to consider potential lawyers. But if your case involves litigation, and it goes to trial, your lawyer will be the only person standing beside you in court…so you need to be comfortable with them, and a face-to-face meeting is a good way to figure out if you are comfortable.
Licensed since 2004
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I endorse Edwin (Ed) Booth wholeheartedly. Ed and I were coworkers at the Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney's Office, and had cases against each other while he was with the Public Defender. Ed's attention to detail and calm demeanor makes him a very effective advocate for his clients, and he is well liked and respected in our local legal community. His work is top-notch and I have previously and will continue to refer clients to him.
Kevin Duffan Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Mr. Booth for several years. He was criminal defense attorney when I was a Prosecutor in Va Beach and he was always knowledgable, trustworthy, and well-prepared. He then became a Prosecutor and I became a defense attorney. We have had several cases against each other over the years. Mr. Booth was /is always a pleasure to work with. He has the experience, and reputation that you want in a defense attorney. Mr. Booth is an excellent trial attorney and he has my endorsement!
Mark Andrews DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2004||03/11/2014|
|Associate||Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock, P.C.||2010 - Present|
|Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney||Virginia Beach Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney||2007 - 2010|
|Senior Assistant Public Defender||Virginia Beach Public Defender's Office||2005 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Editorial Board of the Journal||2013 - Present|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association||Chair - Legal Studies Committee||2013 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|murder trial (from time as prosecutor)||http://hamptonroads.com/2010/03/va-beach-man-guilty-all-counts-fatal-2008-robbery|
|suppression issue on appeal (from PD's office)||N/A|
|Federal Criminal Defense||N/A|
|The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 25 Number 1, 2014||Depositions • Preparing, conducting and using depositions at trial • Dealing effectively with objections • Deposition misconduct||2014|
|The VTLA Journal, Volume 22, Number 4. , VTLA Journal||Co-Author, Direct Examination, from a series: Trial Notebook – Part One||2011|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|North Carolina State University||Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|