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Ed Geltner
Biographical information
Full Name: Edward Geltner
Occupation: Attorney
Gender: Male
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Appeared on:
First Episode: Mark of Guilt
Last Episode: Mark of Guilt
Portrayed by: Dick Foran

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Ed Geltner is the best attorney in Nevada. He is hired by Hoss when Little Joe is the main suspect in a murder trial.

Ed is a no nonsense attorney and an old friend of the family. He advises Little Joe to take the plea of guilty since all the evidence is against him and if he doesn't then he tells them that they need to find another attorney.

Hoss approaches Ed later with a proposal to take into account Hop Sing's chop method to prove Little Joe's innocence. Since it's never been tried in court before he doesn't believe it will work and they part company. However Ed isn't ready to let the Cartwrights totally suffer and supports Hoss who is now Little Joe's defense. He tells Hoss that he will still be sitting at the defense table and will offer advisory support should he need it.

Ed helps Hoss set a precedence in court to allow Hop Sing to prove Little Joe is innocent.