Edgar L. Crossett,111 has been practicing law in Atlanta since 1972. A native of Jacksonville, Florida he graduated from Mercer University, class of 1966, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He received his legal education at the University of Georgia and Oklahoma City University where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1972. He was on the Dean's list, won the Bancroft-Whitney award in Constitutional law for highest grade, the Farmer's Insurance Tuition Award for academic achievement and was a member of Phi Delta Phi.He is a 1983 graduate of the National College of Advocacy, University of Miami Law School and holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating for legal ability and ethics-AV-Preeminate.
While in law school he was a law clerk in Oklahoma City with an insurance defense firm, Pierce, Duncan, Couch and Hendrickson. Upon graduation from law school and passing the Georgia Bar he relocated to Atlanta in 1972 and became an associate with Ware, Sterne and Griffin doing primarily real property law. In 1973 He formed his own firm and has had a plaintiffs personal injury trial practice for the majority of the time since. Ed has tried numerous cases to jury verdict as both lead and co-counsel and argued several cases before the Court of Appeals of Georgia and two cases before the Supreme Court of Georgia. One of those cases, Stepho v Allstate, 259 Ga 475, invalidated a portion of Allstate's family immunity clause in automobile policies and was chosen by the Fulton Daily Report as one of the most important appellate decisions of 1989.
Ed, a member of the Georgia Bar, is admitted to practice before both the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has served as a judge for the High School Mock Trial Competition, as a volunteer for Legal Clinic for the Homeless,1000 Lawyers for Justice and as a group leader for many years at the University of Georgia Law School for the State Bar Orientation Workshop on Professionalism for first year students. He chairs the St. Pius Scholarship Fund which assists inner city kids in Jacksonville, is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and the Old War Horse Lawyers Club and has been married since 1974 to Catherine. They have two grown sons and one granddaughter. The family enjoys tennis, hiking, boating, the beach, the Braves and Bulldogs football.
5064 Roswell Rd. C-300, Atlanta, Ga. 30342
Phone: 404-843-1640 Fax: 404-843-4474