Edward J. Powers

Ed is a partner with Vandeventer Black and a past member of the Firm’s Executive Board. He concentrates his practice in transportation law and general litigation matters, with a focus on the representation of ship owners, charterers, and their underwriters, including both domestic and international insurance companies and P&I clubs. Ed also represents one of the largest Class I railroads in North America.

Ed is a seasoned litigator and has tried a broad spectrum of cases ranging from the defense of personal injury claims to recovery of collision damages. He has represented clients in courts throughout the eastern United States and Gulf Coast, including Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

Ed received two B.A. degrees from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was Associate Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review. Ed was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Richard B. Kellam, United States District Court Judge, Norfolk Division, from 1990-1991.

He is a member of the bars of New York, North Carolina and Virginia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Fourth and Ninth Circuits and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Middle District of North Carolina.