Attorney Edwin Hightower

10 August 2010 | Attorneys | 220 Comments

Attorney Edwin Hightower

Edwin L. Hightower, JD, MBA, is a Louisiana attorney who has been practicing law for more than 15 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy, at West Point, New York, his law degree from Tulane Law School, and his MBA graduate degree from the Louisiana State University School of Business, and is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas. Mr. Hightower regularly works with closely-held companies, business owners, entrepreneurs, employees, and their insurers in protecting their legal interests in court and contract negotiations. He has also defended numerous professionals, including law enforcement officers, architects, engineers, real estate agents, appraisers, contractors and others, concerning claims of malpractice.

Ed is married to a veterinarian, owns six dogs and in recent years has become active in the areas related to animal law issues. He has taught CLE classes on the drafting and development of animal trusts pursuant to the requirements of state law. Additionally, he has represented the interests of a California Trust involved in the litigation of the possession, ownership and compensation for services related to a line of champion-quality show dogs. Further, he has represented veterinarians and veterinary students, who were confronted with legal issues related to their employment. Mr. Hightower is also an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association (“AVMLA”).  As an assistant editor of the AVMLA newsletter, he reports on case law and trends affecting the practice of veterinary medicine and animal law across the country.

Earlier this year, Edwin Hightower started the law firm, Hightower Commercial Law Center, LLC, located in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, to continue building on his experience and reputation as an advocate for companies, business owners and professionals requiring legal services in litigation or commercial transactions.

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