Edward B. Lowry engages in a statewide commercial litigation practice. He has been with MichieHamlett since he began practicing law in July, 1971. He also handles a wide variety of commercial transactions and negotiations. His litigation experience includes matters involving business torts, construction law, securities arbitration and employment, contract, real estate and banking laws. Lowry is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Foundation, and the Virginia Law Foundation. Among a variety of positions with the Virginia State Bar, he was president from June 1997-June 1998; a member of the Bar Council, the governing body of the legal profession in the Commonwealth, from 1989- 1995; and a member of its executive committee from 1994-1998. In 1997 he served as co-chair of the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents. He was also president of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association from 1988-1990.