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Edward M. Carter (Ed)


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  • The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors 2006); Arizona State University, The Barrett Honors College (B.A. in History and Political Science summa cum laude 2000; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, Florida, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Middle District of Florida, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2006-2007)

Ed Carter focuses on defending companies in product liability lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States. In addition, he has prosecuted and defended clients in commercial litigation matters and coordinated strategy for clients in joint defense groups. A member of more than 27 trial teams in high-profile jury cases tried to verdict, Ed's litigation experience covers issues including duty to warn, fraud, conspiracy, false advertising, preemption, and breach of contract.

Ed works with a variety of experts, including pathologists, radiologists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, oncologists, psychiatrists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, economists, historians, marketing and advertising professionals, and engineers specializing in accident reconstruction. Since 2007, he has been a part of the national coordinating counsel team representing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in complex product liability lawsuits and currently defends Reynolds in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Florida.

Ed is a member of Jones Day's firmwide Recruiting Committee and is the hiring partner for the Columbus Office. He also serves on the Columbus Office's Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement Committee. Ed is active in the Columbus community, including the Central Ohio Chapter of JDRF.

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