Edward Philpot is a trial attorney practicing in Laconia, New Hampshire. His practice is principally in the areas of construction law and litigation, association law, personal injury law and business law and litigation. Ed holds a B.A. in history from Rutgers University and a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center. He frequently speaks and writes on topics in his principal areas of practice, and is actively involved in alternative dispute resolution as a mediator and arbitrator.
Ed is a former member and past chairman of the Laconia School Board. He is a former president of the Belknap County Bar Association, and is a member of and past county governor of the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association. Ed has recently been elected to the post of Belknap County Commissioner, and will take office in January 2009.
A lifelong Democrat, Ed has been involved in political campaigns on a local, state and national level in both New Hampshire and in his native New Jersey. Ed was involved on a local level in Bill Bradley's unsuccessful presidential bid, and also worked to support Dick Gephardt in his effort. He has made frequent radio appearances and has offered political commentary "from the left" on local cable access election broadcasts.