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Edward Joy

Edward_JoyPrincipal, Edward P. Joy, Attorney at Law

Edward’s working on bringing out his “pretty in pink” inner child (which he thoroughly suppressed as a kid) through his dance class, flower garden and wardrobe changes. On that last front he claims some success based on a close friend’s recent comment: “that’s the gayest shirt I've ever seen you wear." He’s still figuring out how to make his estate planning practice pretty in pink. As BALIF’s Community Ambassador, Edward’s goal is to develop strong personal relationships and to strengthen coalitions with other minority bar associations and community groups.

Community Ambassador Chair

Edward has his own practice focusing on estate planning, probate & probate litigation. He particularly enjoys being a compassionate guide for young families and couples (gay and straight) coming to terms with the financial and emotional complexities of estate planning. Prior to forming his own practice, he was an associate with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (1992-1995) and a senior associate with Marron-Reid LLP (1995-1999) and Preuss, Walker & Shanagher LLP (1999-2000).

Edward received a B.A. in Economics from Washington & Lee University where he graduated summa cum laude and First in Class from the School of Economics, Politics & Commerce. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School where he graduated cum laude.

Edward has been practicing law for twenty years, except for a three month leave that he took to volunteer for the anti-Prop 8 campaign. He volunteers on the AIDS Legal Referral Panel and the Diversity Committee of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

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