Senior Research Attorney Alistair D. Edwards

B.A., University of Virginia, 1994. J.D., University of Florida Law School, 1998.  Member, Maryland and D.C. Bars.  Admitted, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Prior to joining NLRG, Alistair clerked for a Maryland circuit court judge and worked in the litigation department of a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.  Alistair concentrates on Property, Contracts, and Commercial Law.  He has in-depth experience in mortgages, commercial and residential transactions, landlord and tenant law, adverse possession, easement law, real estate contracts, real estate financing, construction law, and oil and gas law.  In addition, he has authored numerous appellate briefs on the state and federal level and has experience working on projects in almost every state, as well as in American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Alistair is an avid University of Virginia sports fan, likes hiking, and enjoys playing with his three dogs, two cats, and one ferret. 

See a sample of Alistair's work.

Client Testimonials 

"He is exceptional and prompt."—Amanda Williams, Brunswick, GA

"Awesome . . . as usual."—Larry Mickelson, Torrance, CA

"Timely and very helpful."—Dave Crockett, Wichita, KS

"Outstanding as always."—Larry Mickelson, Torrance, CA

"Prompt reply, well written report, and on point legally."—Frank Nosek, Anchorage, AK

"Alistair did a wonderful job—saved me a huge amount of time."—Michael Abramson, Chicago, IL

"Been dealing with Al for several years. Always has the most current up to date cases and arguments that I can use."—William Dominy, Tucker, GA

"Always does a great job and insights are invaluable."—Leon Haller, Harrisburg, PA

"He did a GREAT job. We got a reversal and the Florida Supreme Court declined to take jurisdiction - so WE WON. Much thanks to Alistair."—Roy Granoff, Miami, FL

"He is fantastic—his work and as a professional."—Amanda Williams, Brunswick, GA

"Quick turnaround and exactly what I needed."—Aubrey Chapman, Brunswick, GA

"Extremely competent; grasped the factual and legal issues and produced a great work product early!"—Marvin Schwartz, Lakewood, NJ

"Awesome as usual! Casual, knowledgeable, timely and excellent product."—Larry Mikelson, Torrance, CA

"Excellent.  We have used him several times and he is ALWAYS on point."—Steve Westbrook, Franklin, TN

"[Mr. Edwards] did an excellent job in writing two legal memoranda. The defendants' demurrer was overruled, and our punitive damage and gross negligence claims were upheld. Consequently, the defendants have no contributory negligence defense, and we're headed to mediation in July where we should be able to exact a much higher settlement since contributory negligence is out of the way." Tom Scott, Grundy, VA

"I have always been very satisfied with all reports National Legal Research has sent to me."—Hugh W. Welborn, Anderson, SC

"Understood the complexity, well research; well written; presentation as to counts, concisely and proficiently stated; very thorough, encompassed everything discussed and then some.  Drafted format ready to file."—Peter Sweders, Naperville, IL

"Alistair Edwards did his usual excellent work.  I am extremely pleased, as aloways.  Everything was exceptionally well done."—Samuel Moore, Annandale, VA

"Alistair always does outstanding, high-quality work and is always timely."—Samuel Moore, Annendale, VA

"Alistair's followup work was very helpful...NLRG always does excellend, professional work!"— M. Thomas Webber, Jr., Greenville, SC

"...this appears to be a well researched and drafted Brief - I'm not very satisfied, I'm thrilled!"— Walter T. Wolf, Adobon, NJ

"[Al Edwards furnished] very good and prompt service."— Douglas R. Denmure, Aurora, IN

"[Alistair Edwards] provided prompt and efficient service.  Thank you."— Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat, Miami, FL

"I have just completed a difficult case successfully after 2-1/2 years of intense negotiations and litigation, and attribute my success in large part to the efforts of Alistair Edwards. . . .  Alistair provided me with extraordinary legal support and made my job much easier.  [He] was always available; friendly and supportive; intensely interested in the case; available to prepare numerous quality legal memoranda which were well written, well reasoned, and well documented; creative but relevant in his approach and recommendations in dealing with very difficult issues; very timely with responses to my requests; able to prepare me for trial on all issues; and able to provide me with thorough, accurate, and winning case law and convincing legal arguments."— Samuel N. Moore, Annandale, VA

"Good work, well written!"— Jon M. Babineau, Suffolk, VA

"Thank you for the prompt and excellent work."—Richard Chidester, Pearisburg, VA


Other satisfied clients who have used this attorney:

Dan Nagle, Scottsdale, AZ
Larry Mikelson, Torrance, CA
Ronald Denney, Waynesboro, VA
Bernard B. Hollowell Jr., Bayboro, NC
Tomas R. Scott Jr., Grundy, VA
Eric C. Harris, Park Hills, MO
John Hughes Cooper, Mount Pleasant, SC
Graham Showalter, Lewisburg, PA
Noe Robles, Harlingen, TX
Hugh W. Welborn, Anderson, SC
C. Michael Reynolds, Bowling Green, KY
Roger Mullins, Tazewell, VA
Dan Little, Madill, OK
Keith Birchler, Bay City, MI
William L. Utsey, Butler, AL
Joshua J. Pitre, Opelousas, LA
John R. Dent, Fort Lupton, CO
Jere L. Humphrey, Plymouth, IN
M. Moran Tomson, Johnson, KS
John N. Burdette, Frederick, MD
D. Bruce Poole, Hagerstown, MD
Samuel S. Driver, Haddon Heights, NJ
Edward B. Borris, Raleigh, NC
G. Wendell Cathey, Durant, OK
Ben T. Benedum, Norman, OK
Martin D. Cohn, Hazleton, PA
Gary W. Crawford, Florence, SC
Skidmore Neale Garrett, Jamestown, TN
Ronald K. Nevin, Nashville, TN
Susan J. Dasher, Austin, TX
Dick Hoerster, Fredericksburg, TX
Richard R. Nageotte, Stafford, VA
Robert S. Fluharty Jr., Parkersburg, WV
Herbert S. Rosenblum, Alexandria, VA