Edd Peyton

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Attorney Edd Peyton

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Edd is an Of Counsel attorney with Spicer Rudstrom in the Memphis office. He focuses on litigation throughout Tennessee and Mississippi. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He received all league honors three years as a tight end on the Sprint Football team and was inducted into the Naval Academy Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Upon graduation from Annapolis Edd was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy where he led engineering and ordnance departments aboard ships and served as a regional admissions officer for the Naval Academy. Before leaving active duty, Edd completed the Masters of Business Administration degree at Jacksonville University.
After his navy service, Edd worked in warehouse operations and systems management for a national whole foods distributor in Saint Augustine, Florida before pursuing a law degree at the University of Mississippi School of Law. At Ole Miss, Edd served on the Moot Court board and won numerous mock trial and appellate competitions.

At Spicer Rudstrom, Edd primarily practices in the areas of employment law, healthcare liability, insurance defense litigation, and products liability. He is also a Tennessee Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.
Edd and his lovely wife Kara have two sons, Naamon and Noah. Edd has completed over fifteen marathons and set as his goal the completion of a marathon in all fifty states. He also continues to serve as a Commander in the Navy Reserves.

Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation and Arbitration
Employment Law
Healthcare Liability
Insurance Defense Litigation
Products Liability
Property and Casualty Litigation

Education
U.S. Naval Academy, B.S.
Jacksonville University, M.B.A.
The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions
Tennessee (2006)
Mississippi (2006)

Practice Privileges
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Mississippi and Tennessee Trial and Appellate Courts
Mississippi Supreme Court
Tennessee Supreme Court
United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Tax Court

Memberships
American Bar Association Litigation Section Diverse Leaders Academy
Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law
Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum
Leadership Mississippi
Leadership Memphis
Immediate Past President, Ben F Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association

Awards and recognition
Best Lawyers, 2019
Mid-South Super Lawyer, 2016 – 2019
Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011-2015
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating