My legal name is Edward, but call me Eddie. I have always considered myself to be an unconventional lawyer. I’m not a fan of wearing ties, am terrible at golf (although I do enjoy it), love lifting weights and working with my hands, and prefer to stand and move rather than sit and wait.
Growing up, I never had aspirations of becoming an attorney. I applied to one law school, and told myself if I didn’t get in, I would continue playing drums for a living— at least for a little while. Looking back now, I’m glad I got in.
Over the course of my legal education and career, I gained a deep appreciation for the law’s complexity, structure, and nuance. Throughout the past decade and a half, though, I realized my career fulfillment is built on much more than that.
Although I have successfully honed my skill set for advocacy and litigation, some of the most rewarding aspects of my practice involve working closely together with my clients as part of a team, fostering innovative ideas and projects, and helping to build their businesses and brands while mitigating risk. I am not a lawyer you only call when you’re in trouble; I am a partner who helps you to stay out of it. That’s precisely why you will always find me with my feet on the ground, and my eyes on the horizon.
- J.D., University of Florida College of Law, cum laude
- Book Award – Trial Practice
- B.S.B.A (Dual Major in Finance and Management), University of Florida, summa cum laude
"Litigation against professional service firms demands representation that can offer exemplary defense services. Over the past decade, Eddie Baird has proven his commitment to our firm and successfully navigated us through complex legal cases with proven results."
— David Wantman, P.E. - President of Wantman Group, Inc.
"I worked with Eddie for my entire career at Tetra Tech. His common sense approach to any issue that came up was very refreshing and helpful in resolving very contentious and complicated issues. He was always very conscious of keeping costs to a minimum, but never backed down when we needed to take a tough stance. Eddie’s technical knowledge of any issue, either legal or from a project level was not to be surpassed."
— Ed Bernstein, Esq. – Former General Counsel of Tetra Tech, Inc.