Ed is the founder of the Mississippi Regulatory Compliance Group and the Mid-South Regulatory Compliance Group. He is ranked in numerous prestigious registries for his work in Administrative Law and Banking and Finance Law.

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Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1973


  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– PreeminentPeer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Lawyer of the Year, Administrative/Regulatory Law [Jackson, MS], 2019
    • Lawyer of the Year, Financial Services Regulation Law [Gulfport, MS], 2016
    • Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law [Jackson, MS], 2012
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2007-2019
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2006-2019
    • Consumer Law, 2016-2019
    • Corporate Law, 2006-2019
    • Financial Services Regulation Law, 2011-2019
    • Mergers and Acquisitions, 2010-2019
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance (Mississippi), 2014-2018
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyer, Banking, 2009-2015
  • Assistant General Counsel, Senior Vice President, Deposit Guaranty National Bank
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Mississippi School of Banking, 1999
  • Mississippi and Tennessee Editor, HouseLaw
  • Instructor, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy, Mississippi School of Banking, Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Founder, Mississippi Regulatory Compliance Group, 1989
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Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1973
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., History, 1970

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, “Regulatory Burden Reduction Legislation Poised to Become Law,” Mississippi Business Journal, June 2018.
  • Author"The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Impact on Banks in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas," Turnaround Management Association, September 2010.
  • Author"Mississippi Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Regarding Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements," High Points, September 2007.