Edward prides himself in developing a rapport with clients by providing a comprehensive, yet cost-effective, approach to understanding the legal significance of each transaction, while taking a practical approach to the resolution of disputes. His straight-forward, honest style has earned him the deserved respect of colleagues and clients, as well as a reputation for being an effective and reliable ally. As one of few attorneys with a Masters degree in Business Administration, Edward understands the "big picture," as it relates to running a business, and provides legal and business counsel with the goal of protecting and advancing his clients' bottom line.
Prior to founding Thomas Law, Edward gained valuable legal experience as an associate in the business and commercial transactions practice group at a large Indianapolis law firm, where his practice consisted of handling complex business and commercial litigation in state and federal court, including issues involving shareholder, partnership and LLC disputes. Edward's practice focused on representing individuals and businesses in a variety of areas, including business transactions, succession planning, and commercial, industrial, and residential real estate acquisitions, leasing and financing. Edward also represented individuals, executors, and trustees when disputes arose in the settlement of estates and the administration of trusts.
Prior to joining the Indiana Bar in 2010, Edward gained valuable experience while serving six years active duty as a paralegal with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps. While deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Bagram Afghanistan, Edward cleared a database backlog of international damage claims against the U.S. government dating back to 2001. Additionally, he ensured quick accessibility of opinions by interfacing seven years of legal files into an electronic database while deployed with NATO's Stabilization Force Headquarters, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Edward further expanded his legal knowledge by serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Cynthia Ayers, Marion County Superior Court Civil Division, as well as the Public Defender of Indiana during law school, prior to joining an Indianapolis law firm as a summer law clerk in 2007.
Edward currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana State Bar Association, and is one of fourteen commissioners appointed by the Governor to serve on the Indiana Business Law Survey Commission ("BLSC"). The BLSC is responsible for advising the General Assembly on current laws affecting the business community, including making recommendations to ensure that the State of Indiana promotes a healthy and attractive business climate.
|IN||Active In Good Standing||2010||10/12/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Up & Coming Lawyer||The Indiana Lawyer||2015|
|Forty Under 40||Indianapolis Business Journal||2014|
|Principal||Thomas Law LLC||2017 - Present|
|Associate||Lewis Wagner, LLP||2010 - 2017|
|Paralegal||U.S. Army Staff Judge Advocate General Corp||1995 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Indiana State Bar Association||Board of Governors||2016 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana||Member||N/A|
|Marion County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Leadership Development Academy Class III||2014 - 2014|
|Indiana State Bar Association, Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee||Member||2014 - 2014|
|Indianapolis Bar Association, Diversity Job Fair Committee||Member||2013 - 2015|
|Defense Research Institute, Diversity for Success Expo||Committee Member||2011 - 2011|
|Indiana Minority Business Magazine||Indiana joins national trend in establishing commercial courts||2016|
|Indiana Lawyer||When drafting a will, be as specific as possible||2014|
|Indiana Lawyer||Tips on determining testamentary capacity||2013|
|Baker College Center for Graduate Studies||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2011|
|Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Indiana University-Bloomington||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|Indiana State Bar Association CLE||Indiana Legal Education Conclave||2015|
|National Business Institute||Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web||2014|
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