Ed is a dedicated estate planning lawyer who is recognized for being in the "Top 10 Under 40" in Tennessee, as a recipient of Avvo's "Client's Choice Award", and for having a 5 Star Avvo Rating.
But prior to Ed establishing his estate planning practice….
Ed was born in 1984 at the “Pink Hospital” in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Raised as the youngest of six children by two fantastic parents, he lived in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma until the age of three. His family relocated to Illinois in 1987 where he grew up in the Chicago suburb of New Lenox. At the age of ten, he acquired his first job, working as a paper boy for The Daily Herald. He attended Lincoln-Way Central High School where he played football, water polo, and ran track. Go Knights!
He then became the sixth and final Hastings child to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the spring of 2006, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Illinois. Graduation day was particularly unique as he began the morning by completing his first triathlon, then attended his afternoon graduation where he sat next to and graduated with his only sister, Holly.
Following graduation, he sought out Southern California. He relocated to San Diego in the summer of 2006 to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law. While a full-time law student, he balanced various legal positions, coached youth football and baseball, was a SAY San Diego youth mentor, taught surf lessons at Menehune Surf, Inc., and participated in various triathlons and running events. Upon graduating Thomas Jefferson in the spring of 2009, he had completed 3 Ironman triathlons, 12 marathons, a 50 mile run around Catalina Island, and many other triathlons – one in which he swam from Alcatraz Island.
After earning his Juris Doctor, he continued coaching, mentoring and cultivating his legal and business skills through diverse work experience. As a lawyer with Robin Nottingham’s family law practice, a licensed California Real Estate Broker, and co-founder of investment company Big Wave Capital, LLC, Ed acquired invaluable hands-on courtroom, sales, and business experience; skills that are necessary for the effective practice of law.
Heading into 2011 he sensed that he was ready for a change. While visiting Nashville in 2011, he discovered the potential of the city and the refreshingly genuine people. He left San Diego the following month and relocated to Nashville where he established his law practice.
Illinois (Lic. No. 6326056)
Tennessee (Lic. No. 030672)
Commissioned Tennessee Notary Public
"Top 10 Under 40" - NACDA (2017)
"Top 40 Under 40" - The National Trial Lawyers (2017)
"Clients Choice Award" - Avvo (2017, 2018)
Hands On Nashville (2012 – Present), La Jolla Pop Warner Coach and Board Member (2009 − 2011), Del Mar Little League Coach (2009 − 2011), SAY San Diego Youth Mentor (2008 − 2010), Environment California Member (2009 − 2011), Surfrider Foundation Member (2009 − 2011)
Running, Biking, Football, Tennis, Surfing (Southern California, Hawaii, Florida Gulf, Florida Atlantic, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica), Skydiving (5 jumps), Traveling (22 countries)