Background & Education
Ed Booth is an experienced personal injury lawyer licensed in Virginia and North Carolina, and partner at Parks Zeigler. Ed has been a lawyer since 2004, when he graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Prior to law school Ed lived in Raleigh, NC and attended North Carolina State University.
Ed has always had family in Tidewater and spent time with his Uncle every summer at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. And in 2005 he moved to Tidewater and currently lives in Norfolk.
Ed spent the early part of his career practicing criminal law, including service as a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia Beach, where he handled a variety of cases including murder trials.
After leaving the Commonwealth Attorney’s office Ed began to focus his practice on personal injury law. Including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle wrecks, dog bites, slip and fall cases, bedbug bites, and medical malpractice.
Ed enjoys helping people in their time of need, and finds it rewarding to guide real people through a system that can be overwhelming to someone who is typically – and understandably – unfamiliar with this process.
“You can’t alter what happened to cause an injury, but you can improve your client’s life by obtaining the maximum settlement or verdict possible.”
And Ed especially loves the courtroom. He knew, early on, that he wanted his work to be in litigation and sought out prosecution – at least in part – for that reason. Trying personal injury cases in front of juries is his passion and he has had a history of success for his clients.
Becoming Part of Parks Zeigler
Ed was a partner in another law firm in Virginia Beach and left that firm on good terms to come to Parks Zeigler and build a client-focused, technologically savvy personal injury department in his new firm. Ed was focused, early, on utilizing technology to bring about the best results for his clients. And if you watch him try a case, you’ll see this – he utilizes the latest in trial technology, such as the TrialPad application for iPad, to present the jury with the trial experience they expect. He is organized and extremely comfortable on his feet in front of a jury.
Honors & Recognition
- AV rated by Martindale-Hubbel
- 2022 Super Lawyers by Superlawyers.com, part of Thomson Reuters
- 2016 – 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star, awarded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Virginia
- Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer for 2016 -2022 in the field of personal injury law
- 10.0 rating by AVVO
Verdicts and Settlements
- $3.5 million for a teacher hurt by a drunk driver (the 5th Largest Jury Verdict in Virginia in 2015)
- $485,000 settlement for ankle injury
- $442,000 verdict for motorcyclist hit by drunk driver
- and so much more…
- Virginia Beach Bar Association – Executive Board
- Virginia Beach Bar Foundation Board Member
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Dog bites
- Premises liability
- Food poisoning and food-borne illness
- Bed Bug Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Wrongful Death
More About Ed
Ed lives in Norfolk and enjoys spending time with his daughter and Boston Terrier. He enjoys traveling when he can and socializing with friends.
Ed is a not infrequent commentator on the various legal topics for WVEC 13 News. He’s been asked to weigh-in on a variety of legal matters.