Practice Areas

Professional Background

Professional Vision

Attorney Edward D. Etheredge began practicing law in Northampton in 1976 and focuses his practice primarily in the area of real estate, land use, planning and development. Notably, Mr. Etheredge was the First Assistant District Attorney for Hampshire and Franklin Counties and has served as an expert witness and mediator in zoning and contract cases in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, in addition to trying cases in U.S. District Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, Land Court and the Superior and Probate Courts in western Massachusetts. Well respected in his field, Attorney Etheredge has frequently lectured on zoning and land use and enjoys an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1976
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A., cum laude, 1973


Bar Associations

  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts, 1976
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1977
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1979
  • United States Supreme Court, 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Community Service Award, 1989

Professional Affiliations

  • Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park, Board of Trustees, 1978–present, Chair 2002–2016
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Board of Trustees, 1978–2009
  • Northampton Development Committee, Clerk

Professional Activities

  • United States Air Force, 1966–1970.
  • First Assistant District Attorney, Hampshire and Franklin Counties, 1983–1988
  • Director, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, 1998–2020