Ed focuses on commercial bankruptcy and complex commercial litigation matters. His practice also includes contested probate and trust disputes and real property litigation. He has briefed and argued numerous bankruptcy and commercial litigation appeals, appearing before the Ninth and Fifth Circuit U.S Court of Appeals.
After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, Ed began his legal career at the William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. An exceptional student, his analytical acumen frequently earned him the highest grade in class. He also earned the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and served on the Nevada Law Review. A clerkship with Justice A. William Maupin at the Nevada Supreme Court was the capstone of his formal legal education.
Although Ed began his career in Reno, Nevada, he was lured to Phoenix, Arizona, to pursue bankruptcy litigation during the Great Recession. There he participated in the reorganization of a professional sports team and a national real estate company. He represented companies with billion- dollar loan portfolios, multi-state franchises, landowners, and lead creditors. His attention to detail and nuanced understanding of the Bankruptcy Code and case law has frequently led to successful outcomes.
In 2013, he returned to Reno to open his own firm. He spends his weekends with his wife and their two sons. He spends a significant portion of those weekends litigating with his sons, who have proven tireless advocates of their own rights.
Chris is an associate attorney at Humphrey Law. He works with Ed conducting research, drafting motions, and analyzing case law. He recently provided a nuanced analysis of various contractual provisions and drafted a summary judgment motion that resulted in a significant judgment in favor of a client of the firm.
Chris attended the William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. There, he served as Lead Articles Editor of the Gaming Law Journal. His student note was selected for publication, and he earned the Tony Cabot Award for best student writing on a gaming topic. After graduating, Chris spent a formative year clerking for Judge Tena Campbell in the United States District Court for the District of Utah.
Prior to his legal career, Chris was a teacher. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno, in Spanish and English with a minor in philosophy, or as his friends termed it, “the triple-no-jobber.” Ever recalcitrant, he also earned a Master of Arts degree before attending Arizona State University to pursue a doctorate degree in Spanish literature.
Chris and Maureen, his wife, have one son, Nolan.
Nobody cares about his dissertation topic.