After my mom passed my sister was trustee of mom's trust. We had always been close, but my sister was doing things how she wanted not according to the trust. I was sad over my mom's death and I could hardly believe my sister was now not following mom's wishes. I went to see Ed because he does litigation. He made me feel sane! He listened to me. He understood my pain. He represented me and was able to get my sister to do the trust by the law. He even took the time (and did not charge me) to help my sister and I reconnect. Ed went the extra mile to protect my interests, both in the family trust my mom left and in my family. I am thankful I went with Ed. Not all lawyers are just like the jokes we all hear. Ed is a good man.
Posted by Diane and Bill Rose
Ed is always so willing to help his clients. Ed is extremely knowledgeable in his expertise. A wonderful attorney and human being. Ed is honest and has integrity. My father was a client and Ed made him feel so much dignity. Bill and I also have Ed as an attorney. He makes us laugh and feel very relaxed knowing we are in his hands. We are fortunate to have him.
Posted by Terrsa
My grandmother, who passed away 10 years, found Ed by referral. He did her trust. When she passed, my mother was sued by her sister who wanted grandma's property (farms). Ed defended the trust successfully, not only winning the case but making sure my mom was ok during the entire process. Ed then did my mother's trust, and when she passed on, Ed made sure her wishes were implemented. Now all my siblings and I (4 in all) rely on Ed as our family lawyer. He is really part of the family; his advice kept our ancestral farming business in tact for three generations, while many families lost their farms when they had to sell to pay taxes. Ed's work will make my children able to farm the land their greatgrandparents farmed. I speak for my family when I say this lawyer is someone we trust. He came to the funeral of both my grandmother and mother. He was introduced by father McDaniel as a cherished family friend; and that is what he has become. Grandma's prior lawyer was cold and impersonal; Ed is the opposite. Genuine and casual; easy to talk to. I know he is there for my family; even when we needed a divorce lawyer, Ed found us one and called my cousin even week or so just to see if she need to talk about the case or whatever. All at no charge. Thanks Ed for all you have done for our family.
Posted by Jennifer
My husband and I are clients of Ed. We went to him to have a living trust done so that our kids would not have to go through probate. My husband is an attorney, but he does not do estate planning, thus we hired Ed. My husband was impressed with his knowledge of wills and trusts. I was happy that Ed was able to make me understand the process and took the time and cared enough to make sure my thoughts and concerns were addressed. My husband reviewed the documents and legal stuff and said it all looked great. That made him happy. I cared more about making sure the attorney understood me, my family and our needs, and Ed took the time and made sure the documents took care of our needs. I felt really comfortable with Ed; he is young (40, but does not look it), funny and genuine. I never thought I would laugh until me belly hurt at a lawyer's office! Ed really helped my plan for my kids when my husband and I are gone; something that really is important to me. And I trust him to be able to be there for my kids after we are gone to help them make our wishes come true. While the living trust was not cheap, it bought me peace of mind. I would recommend Ed to families and/or women especially, because I felt he really listened to me, cared about me and my feelings and always made me feel like my questions were important.
Posted by Al
I met with Ed after I got his name from my CPA. I met with him and he and I hit it off quickly. He took the time to get to know me, my concerns and my family in order to make my estate plan reflect my wishes, not just some boiler plate trust. Best of all, his fees were reasonable, as I was not charged extra for all the time he spent with me to make sure I understood the documents.