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Edwin Stuart Booth

Car accident Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Ed Booth


Licensed for 18 years

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Learn Edwin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Attorney Booth has been a premier car accident lawyer in the great state of Virginia since 2004. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be hurt, frustrated, and confused right now. You're going to need a caring attorney by your side.

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    If you have been injured through no fault of your own and due to someone else's negligence, you will want Attorney Booth's knowledge and passion for making Virginians whole after an accident. Call him today for a free case evaluation, stop worrying.

  3. Animal and dog bites
    5%
    Attorney Booth is capable of handling your legal case whether you've been bitten by an animal or your animal bit someone else.

  4. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Medical malpractice involves a patient opposing a respected medical professional. Attorney Booth is well-prepared to provide ample defense for victims of malpractice to obtain sufficient compensation for your suffering.

  5. Slip and fall accident
    5%
    Attorney Booth is capable of handling slip and fall accidents. Call him today for a free consultation.

  6. Wrongful death
    3%
    If you've lost a loved one due to someone else's mistake, you are probably too busy grieving to even begin thinking about legal action. Take a deep breath, and call Attorney Booth today. Let him fight for you while you grieve.

  7. Trucking accident
    2%
    If you have been injured in a vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer, you'll need a lawyer. Call Attorney Booth of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock today for a free consultation.

I represent people who are harmed by the negligence of others - personal injury law. I've been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a recognition for only the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Virginia, a Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer for 2016 in the field of personal injury law, and I maintain an Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating, and have won a multi-million dollar jury verdict, the 5th Largest Jury Verdict in Virginia from 2015.

Choosing a lawyer:

I strongly believe that the most important part of selecting a lawyer is talking with them, preferably in person. Use all the resources available to you to consider potential lawyers. But if your case goes to trial, your lawyer will be the one 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.

Communication:

You will be able to reach your lawyer and get a response. I communicate the same way you do. Texting for a simple question? No problem. Email for a longer one? Of course, it's one of the best ways to convey information. Need a large document, like your medical records? We'll send you a Dropbox link. Or just pick up the phone - I'll give you my direct line. My 5-Star reviews frequently mention communication skills.

Energy:

Your case is not just another file. It’s your only case and it is important. You deserve a lawyer who is excited about their craft. Too many lawyers are cynical, burned-out, or focused exclusively on profit. To do this well you must have the energy for the work. The third Ethical Rule for Virginia Lawyers is diligence – “a lawyer should act with commitment and dedication to the interests of the client and with zeal in advocacy…” This follows just after Rule 1, which is competence. You can’t zealously advocate for your clients if you lack enthusiasm. 

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Licensed for 18 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 10/03/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent personal injury Lawyer
Wonderful personal injury lawyer! Great time management and excellent communication. Exceptional client services and administrative skill within the firm! Kept in contact with both myself and the insurance companies. Worked with me consistently to win the case! Highly recommend Edwin for your personal injury matters.
Posted by Ben | September 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing
I wish I had more hands so that I could give Edwin Stuart Booth 4 thumbs up! This gentlemen is simply amazing. Full disclosure due to the nature of my case I did not need Ed's services however based on the consultation I received I was super impressed. I will be the first to admit that I am not fond of lawyers but Ed Booth is the man. His knowledge and compassion is fantastic. With these amazing attributes he somehow still manages to mix in telling you what you need to hear and not necessarily what you want to hear. I walked away feeling like he actually cared for me and wanted to make sure the job was done right. I recommend Ed and his firm to anyone that needs a lawyer. It turns out I did not have a case and he still treated me like a VIP. I can only imagine the hard work and sacrifice he puts forth for those that actually need his help. I hope I will never need a lawyer in the future. But if I do I know exactly who I am going to call
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Posted by Witney | September 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I have been represented by Mr. Booth once and have just retained him for a second time for a personal injury case. Mr. Booth is very attentive to your needs and answers any questions you have. He is very thorough when it comes to putting a case together and represents himself and his clients very well in the courtroom. I would highly recommend him
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Response from Edwin Booth September 12, 2017
Thanks for the kind words, Witney! Glad you are happy with how your case was handled.
Posted by Jannette | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
I engaged Mr. Booth regarding a slip and fall accident. Mr. Booth thoroughly explained the law as it relates to slip and fall cases and the potential outcome. I was kept abreast of what was going on during the time that negotiation was going on. In addition, any calls to his office were met with professionalism and quick responses from him and or his staff. I felt confident that he was putting my interest first and was satisfied with the final result.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effortless personal injury settlement
I was injured in a motorcycle accident that required surgery and several months of rehabilitation. The initial consultation with Shapiro, Appleton, & Duffan was very efficient and they handled everything from start to finish. The process was very time consuming but nothing out of the ordinary as far as personal injury settlements are concerned, from what I understand. It also appeared at first that the settlement amount would be very disappointing due to the at-fault driver's limited insurance, but Ed Booth successfully negotiated the substantial medical liens down to practically zero, which allowed to me to retain the bulk of the available coverage.
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Posted by Anyisa H. | May 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
INCREDIBLE!!!!
I was hit by a older woman who ran the stop sign. Mr.Booth was very on point with making sure he got me the max amount he could. Mr.Booth is not like other Lawyer's when you speak with him. He is very friendly and understanding of your situation. He even neogotiated my medical bills to a lower amount. I was very happy with my end amount. I am a single mother of two children and the money is a great help after my accident.
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Posted by sean | April 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Edwin Booth
I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case. I was involved in a hit and run motorcycle accident and was not sure if i wanted to hire a lawyer or not. It is frightening that I almost did not hire Ed booth after the result of my case. Edwin was very prompt with keeping me up to date with what was happening with my case and answered all of my questions.
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Posted by Keisha | February 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Communicative and Attentive
I contacted the Mr Edwin Booth to represent me. Mr Booth was very reassuring during our initial consultation and his office made me feel very at ease with the whole process. I received updates as and when necessary, as well as weekly statements so I knew where I stood the entire time. I would not hesitate to use this law firm again should I need further assistance in the future
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Posted by Austin | June 22, 2015
Accident Case Lawyer Review
As the client of Mr. Booth, I can say that he went above and beyond for me and my case. Even though I was the victim of my case, I was still unsure of the outcome and extremely nervous of what will become of it. The biggest thing I appreciated from him was his communication and preparation for my case. He would call or email me to inform me of any new/ crucial information in regards to my case, which helped immensely for the actual case. Everything from trial preparation to case payment went smoothly- beyond smoothly. I could not be more thankful for his assistance and highly recommend him!
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Posted by Clay | June 22, 2015
Austin's accident case
Attorney Edwin Booth and his paralegal Elizabeth Clark were outstanding from start to finish on my son Austin's accident case. They were both very helpful throughout the case from answering phone calls to the numerous emails my son and I sent to them. I would highly recommend Attorney Booth to my friends and anyone else, and again they were both professional and encouraging throughout the process.
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Posted by Scott | March 19, 2015
Car Accident
Mr. Booth and his assistant remained in contact throughout the process (two years) and when we finally got our day in court he was very effective. His joy in his profession is clearly evident as soon as you meet him. Thank you again Mr. Booth
Posted by Carol Stephen | September 30, 2014
Overall Great experience
Ed Booth was great with my case. He kept me informed every step of the way and didn't back down when it came to defending me. Ed also did not proceed with anything if I Wasn't 100% ok with what action he was going to take next. I have recommend Ed in the past and will do it again when necessary in the future
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2013
Absolutely superb attorney - Simply the Best
Mr. Booth is simply the best attorney I could have hired. I've hired him twice to defend me against false criminal charges brought on by an angry and unstable ex-wife attempting to gain favor with the court during a difficult divorce and custody dispute. There was a lot on the line being that I am a 24 year Naval Officer. Criminal charges like the ones I was facing could have prematurely ended my career. Mr. Booth did an excellent job managing each charge in both cases. Both cases ultimately led to successful dismissals (at trial) and then expungements. What stands out the most to me was his personal attention to me during both cases. He and his staff are simply the most professional I've ever worked with. He is extremely responsive, approachable, and he always made it a point to call me if I needed him. He always took the time to explain the legal process and my options, while thoroughly answering all of my questions. He is thoughtful and extremely thorough in his approach. His grasp and recollection for all the details in both my cases was truly impressive. His professionalism is immediately apparent when you first meet him. You can immediately sense the respect other attorneys have for him, as well as the respect he commands in the courtroom. He is truly passionate in his representation and the best attorney you could hope to find. I've recently recommended him to another military member that needed solid representation and I'd immediately recommend Mr. Booth again without hesitation if I heard someone needed an attorney. He is my first choice if I need an attorney in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2011
Excellent Attorney
An extremely knowledgeable attorney. Mr. Booth is quickly able to reference and apply the law as it relates to your situation, and he explains the law with ability. His manner is both approachable and confident. You feel as if you are truly being represented.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Parks Zeigler, PLLC - Attorneys At Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Ruloff, Swain, Haddad, Morecock, Talbert & Woodward PC
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2015
  • 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
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • North Carolina State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Rios v. Hicks - $3.5 Million Jury Award for Newport News Drunk Driving Victim
  • $3.5 Million Jury Verdict
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • murder trial (from time as prosecutor)
  • http://hamptonroads.com/2010/03/va-beach-man-guilty-all-counts-fatal-2008-robbery

Associations

  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 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
  • 2004 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 5th Largest Jury Verdict in Virginia - 2015
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers 2016
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Tier 1 Best Law Firm for Personal Injury Law
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2015
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Publications

  • The Legal Examiner
  • Editor
  • 2015
  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • News report
  • Unrest in Ferguson
  • 2014
  • L.E.T.A. (Law Enforcement Training Academy)
  • Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (16)
Endorse Edwin
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of both working with and adverse to Mr. Booth. He has always conducted himself in a professional manner. I have found him to be always prepared, knowledgeable, and diligent. I have referred cases to Ed in the past and will continue to do so as I know the client will get top notch representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Ed for several years at the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. He is meticulous in his preparation and excels in the courtroom. Calm and confident he is well-respected by the local judges and his fellow attorneys. Ed would definitely be my top choice in a personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Highly recommend to anyone looking for an experienced, honest, straightforward and zealous attorney."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Ed for his ability and skills in the field of personal injury and medical malpractice law. Ed is a competent and highly qualified attorney who focuses on getting the best results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ed. He is a highly skilled litigator. The proof is in the proverbial pudding - he obtained a $3.5 million jury verdict on behalf of a client (with the assistance of co-counsel). To secure a verdict of that size requires impressive legal talent. Ed has this talent in spades."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Ed. He is a top-notch litigator with a focus on client-first representation. He is one of the best lawyers I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ed is fantastic advocate for his clients. I had the pleasure of prosecuting a case where he was defense counsel. My first impression was not to agree to any time specific plea agreement due to the facts of the case. However, Ed was extremely effective in informing me about the virtues of his client and other facts in the case that I was not aware of. By the time we were done I agreed with Ed's initial plea offer, which treated his client extremely well in the end. Ed is sharp, approachable, and deeply committed to his craft. You can't go wrong with him on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed gives clients the attention they need and deserve. Not all lawyers treat their client's case with the same dedication. I highly recommend Ed's services."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edwin is one of the sharpest lawyers out there! If I have a question, he usually has the answer. I highly recommend Edwin to anyone with a legal need."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Edwin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ed and I worked many cases when he was a prosecutor in Virginia Beach. He was always fair in handling difficult cases, and in most cases would try to negotiate a reasonable disposition."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Our law firm benefits from his experience as a former prosecutor."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
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!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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