Edward@PhippsFirm.comEdward grew up in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Following completion of public and parochial schools in Mt. Pleasant, he graduated from Bishop England High School in Charleston, SC in 1990, Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice in 1997, and from Florida Coastal School of Law (JD) in 2001. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar the same year
Edward is a former traffic officer for the Town of Mount Pleasant Police Department (1993-1999), where he specialized in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) enforcement and traffic fatality accident reconstruction. He advanced to Senior Traffic / Training Officer for the Mount Pleasant Police Department Traffic Division between 1996-1999. He has also had the honor of presiding part-time over cases as the Municipal Judge for the Town of Seabrook Island (2002-2012).
Edward is an aggressive and technical DUI and Criminal Defense Litigator / Lawyer with years of experience in DUI / traffic / criminal related matters in the Charleston area. He has a vast experience of problem solving skills with a history of successful resolutions and outcomes. Furthermore, he is an active member of the National College for DUI Defense.
As an Accident Reconstructionist, Edward handles all levels of traffic accident and personal injury cases. Currently, he is a contributing member of the “National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialist” (NAPARS). He is also called upon and retained by his peers to give consultation, testimony, opinions or to reconstruct DUI fatalities and / or serious accidents. He has the added benefit of having an expansive network of local Investigators, Accident Reconstructionists, and current and retired Police Officers available to assist on cases when needed.
Edward is also Corporate Counsel for several local businesses, including small and large multi-million dollar companies. In that capacity, he handles the business associations and any or all related matters in a turnkey manner involving contracts, leases, negotiations, mediation of corporate disputes, litigation and defense of any claims.
Edward is committed and devoted to serving his clients. He creates an atmosphere of success for those he represents, is well-trusted and available to his clients 24/7. Loyalty, dependability, trustworthiness, diligence, and generosity are what define his success.