Edwin L. West - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Edwin L. West

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2017
Phone: 910-444-2021

Ed West has a breadth of experience in the areas of white-collar criminal, civil, and administrative law.  An experienced advocate in both state and federal courts, he also routinely handles matters involving federal and state agencies and licensing boards.  In addition to his experience in private practice, Ed served almost two years as chief operating officer and general counsel for a small government contractor.  

Ed represents businesses and individuals under investigation for or charged with violating criminal laws.  He has handled criminal and regulatory matters before a myriad of federal and state agencies, including the IRS, FBI, EPA, US Department of Homeland Security, and NC Department of Revenue, among others.  Ed also represents businesses in a wide range of litigation matters in state and federal courts. 

Ed is also skilled in data security and privacy issues.  He advises clients on data breach responses and has particular experience counseling professional practices, including law firms, in this area.

Honors & Awards

Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in Criminal Defense (2015-2016)

Community Involvement

Member, Southeastern Economic Development Commission, 2013-present

Member, Board of Directors, The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, 2013-present

Chairman, Board of Directors, New Horizons Elementary School, 2013-present

Member, North Carolina Land Title Association, 2013-present

Member, White Collar Crime Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011-present

Hampden-Sydney CollegeBA 1992Wake Forest UniversityJ.D. 1995
Southeastern Economic Development CommissionThe Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover CountyNorth Carolina Land Title AssociationNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Office Location

115 North Third Street, Suite 301
P.O. Box 2460
Wilmington, NC 28402
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Other Information

Gender: Male