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Edward "Ed" M. Callaway

Linda Oldfield
615.850.8830 direct

At the intersection of environmental law and strategic business objectives, companies turn to Ed Callaway for advice on the regulatory demands and details that impact commercial development projects, acquisitions, and day-to-day operations in a wide range of industries. Clients appreciate Ed's professional and personal curiosity and his willingness to get his hands dirty–literally–when making on-site visits to better understand their operations.

Ed has provided enforcement defense and compliance advice to many of the largest solid waste disposal companies in the U.S., and has advised some of Tennessee's largest hazardous waste treatment facilities regarding permitting issues and matters involving site contamination and remediation.

Ed also frequently serves as environmental counsel, performing critical due diligence assessments for clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the healthcare, wireless communications, and other industries.

He has successfully resolved environmental compliance matters associated with industrial operations and commercial real estate development projects throughout the Southeast, including local, state, and federal permitting as well as other issues that can delay or derail projects, including:

  • Protection of endangered species
  • Wetlands preservation
  • Site contamination

Chambers USA and Best Lawyers both recognize Ed as a leading lawyer in Environmental Law. Ed has also recently been listed as a "2017 Mid-South Super Lawyer."

  • J.D., cum laude, Vermont Law School, 1993
  • B.A., cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee


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