Edward Eldred

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Ed Eldred
Edward Eldred is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who focuses his practice on the local district courts and civil and criminal appeals before the North Carolina Appellate Courts. 

Ed has been listed in Super Lawyers as an appellate lawyer since 2019.

Before joining our firm in 2023, Ed clerked for two judges at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, practiced with a large firm in Raleigh, and managed his own practice for thirteen years.

His practice focuses on criminal and civil matters in Orange and Chatham County District Courts and appeals to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, North Carolina Supreme Court, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Ed has argued hundreds of matters in the local criminal and civil district courts and briefed over 200 appeals. He has argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court and won reversals for clients in a variety of civil and criminal matters, including:

  • Criminal judgment after a jury verdict
  • Criminal judgment after a guilty plea
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Civil contempt
  • Domestic violence protective order
  • Responsible individuals list
  • Abuse/neglect/dependency
  • Civil summary judgment

Ed grew up in Chapel Hill and lives with his family in Carrboro.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, JD, with honors, 2006

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in English and History, 1995


Super Lawyers, 2020-present

Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014-2016

Ed Eldred


I met Amos at one of the lowest points in my life. It was also a turning point at which I could have lost everything; family, friends, and my freedom. Amos was responsive from the beginning.  He was never judgmental and always treated me and my family with the utmost respect and concern. I was always kept up to date about what was happening with my case and Amos was always completely honest. He didn’t try to sugarcoat anything but he also never took away hope. He worked hard for me and the results were much better than I ever could have expected. I will always be grateful for his hard work, respect and compassion.


Amos is an extraordinarily knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. He represented me in a challenging work-related matter and was at all times responsive, understanding, and committed to winning the case. At our hearing, he was prepared and persuasive, and we prevailed. I cannot recommend Amos enough!


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