We have lost one of the finest lawyers of our time. Ed Carhart, former Chief Assistant to Richard Gerstein and long-time member of the criminal defense bar, died. His knowledge of the law was unsurpassed and his skill with juries legendary. More importantly, his ability to deal with adversity reminded all that knew him that regardless of how bad things may seem at the moment, he had it much worse. He continued to practice with a smile when he could not stand, turn a page by himself or speak much above a whisper. Through it all, his intellect was undiminished. Those who knew Ed will miss him terribly. Those that didn't, will never know what they missed. No services are planned at this time.James Woodard
From: "Shohat, Edward"
My heart is broken at this news Jim. Not only was Ed among the best lawyers I ever knew but one of the best people too. I know how close you were to him for what seems like forever now and that there are many like you, both friends and family, who will feel the loss of Ed with particular pain. To all of you who also happen to be our brothers and sisters at the Bar, Maria and I send our heartfelt condolences.
From: C. Michael Cornely
I worked with Ed when I was a young prosecutor, knew him as a member of the bar and I thought he was one of the Best Trial lawyers in Miami. He was a humble and gracious man who never not let his handicap hold him back. I am much better to have known him. God bless his soul.