Ed is an U.S. Army veteran. After completing a combat tour in Iraq, he attended Valparaiso University School of Law. He has experience in a variety of practice areas including business law, contract formations, commercial collections, bankruptcy, foreclosures, family law, housing issues, and military and veteran related issues. As a Professor of Law and Senior Staff Attorney at The John Marshall Law School's Veterans Legal Support Center, Ed taught law students and other lawyers the substantive and practical aspects of the law. Due to his experience, he has been frequently invited to present on military and veteran related legal issues. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of Farmer & Espinosa, LLC a firm that provides consulting and legal services to the cannabis industry.