Ed is the partner in charge of our Urbana office, which covers east central Illinois. He has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in 1980.
Prior to law school, Ed served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1977 and was discharged at the rank of Captain.
Ed concentrates his civil litigation practice on defending healthcare providers in malpractice claims, employers in civil rights discrimination and termination claims, governmental entities and agencies in all areas of their operation, as well as professional liability claims. With extensive trial experience throughout central Illinois, Ed has successfully defended or skillfully negotiated over 700 medical, hospital, dental, nursing home, job discrimination, and legal malpractice cases.
Ed has completed his third three-year term (2003-2011) as an appointed member of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee which drafts, reviews and submits proposed rules and revisions to the Supreme Court on all areas of practice, procedure and ethics. He is a past co-chair of the Professional Liability Committee of the Illinois Defense Counsel.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Edward Wagner