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Lawyer and Commissioner

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
May 04, 2019

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Edward D. Hastings, Esq.

615-***-**** Nashville, Tennessee


Illinois (6326056)

Tennessee (030672)


** **** ********* *** ** Criminal Law - AILC (2017, 2018) 10 Best Attorneys for TN Estate Planning - AILC (2018) Top 10 Under 40 in Tennessee - NACDA - (2017)

Client’s Choice Award - Avvo (2017, 2018)


Law Office of Edward D. Hastings - Nashville, TN February 2012 - Present Lawyer

Litigated over 1,500 cases, 15-20 trials (Jury and Bench) Extensive plea negotiations, substantial motion drafting, conducted countless hearings Ample research and writing, discovery review, client/witness interviews, jail/prison visits Draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney, business legal documents, serve as Notary Public

Metro Government - Nashville, TN August 2017 - Present Judicial Commissioner (Night Court Judge)

Determine probable cause for arrest warrants, set defendant bond amounts/conditions Review and grant search warrants and forfeiture warrants Conduct mental health committals, issue Temporary Orders of Protection

Legility - Nashville, TN January 2019 - Present

In-House Lawyer

Analyze discovery of criminal and civil cases in preparation of jury trial Assist AmLaw 100 law firm with eDiscovery matters utilizing Axcelerate and SharePoint Daily collaboration with 11 associates leading up to jury trial

Courtroom Coach, LLC - December 2016 - Present Founder

Development of most comprehensive online criminal defense resource Web and content creation, logo designer, coder, copyright specialist, formed LLC Video production, audio and light engineer, marketing director, lead generation strategist

Tennessee Property Management - Nashville, TN June 2016 - July 2018 Property Manager

Managed all aspects of rental units, renovated units, drafted residential leases Increased rental rates by over 20% year over year, in-depth tenant background screener Property analysis, drafted financial reports, market research, online ad creation

Big Wave Capital, LLC - San Diego, CA April 2009 - May 2011 Co-Founder

Conducted residential and commercial real estate property analysis, built website Developed investment strategy, spearheaded investor relations, drafted LLC documents

Law Office of Robin E. Nottingham - San Diego, CA February 2011 – May 2011 Paralegal

Participated in family law hearings with supervising attorney Drafted and served subpoenas, Determined spousal and child custody guidelines

GW Land Company - San Diego, CA November 2010 – February 2011 Licensed Real Estate Broker

Conducted residential land valuation and analysis within all five Southern California counties Contacted city planning departments, investors, and corporations for land disposition

Law Office of Steven M. Benson - San Diego, CA August 2007 - October 2009 Paralegal

Prepared memorandums, demand letters, interrogatories and request for admissions Conducted research for conservatorships, MLB representation, and landlord-tenant matters

BarBri - San Diego, CA August 2008 - July 2009

Sales Representative

Sold bar exam preparation courses to law students, helped organize various BarBri events

Menehune Surf - San Diego, CA May 2007 - May 2011

Surf Instructor

Taught camps, kids, and adults how to surf and all about Big Blue (Pacific Ocean)


Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2009

Dean’s List (2008), Pro-Bono Honors Award

University of Illinois

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2006

Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society, Volunteer Illini Projects Team Captain


The Woman’s Club of Nashville Advisory Board Member, La Jolla Pop Warner Coach/ Board Member, Del Mar Little League Coach, SAY San Diego Youth Mentor, Environment California Member, Surfrider Foundation Member, Nashville Citizens Police Academy INTERESTS

Surfing, Skydiving (7 Jumps), Triathlons (3 Ironman’s), Marathons (10), Ultramarathons (1), Football, Traveling (26 Countries)

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