One of the proudest moments of his career was obtaining the largest medical malpractice verdict in the U.S. in 2012, as well as the second largest personal injury verdict that same year.
JACKSONVILLE, FL, February 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Thomas S. Edwards Jr. has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Backed by considerable expertise in personal injury and commercial law, Mr. Edwards excels as a senior partner of Edwards and Ragatz PA, where he has obtained a plethora of million and multi-million dollar verdicts. Throughout his career, he has handled appeals and helped rewrite the law to assist consumers and victims with appeals that have gone to both the Florida Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. One of the proudest moments of his career was obtaining the largest medical malpractice verdict in the U.S. in 2012, as well as the second largest personal injury verdict that same year. Additionally, Mr. Edwards has published a number of articles in legal books, for which he was awarded the 1993 Barbara Sanders Award from The Florida Bar for top legal writing in the state.
Whilst pursuing his legal career, Mr. Edwards received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of the South and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stetson University College of Law, which he received in 1983. He retains his professional alignment with the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section Executive Counsel, and various committees at the Florida Supreme Court. Moreover, Mr. Edwards served as the former president of the Jacksonville Bar Association.
Due to his outstanding work in the field, Mr. Edwards has been honored numerous times, earning recognition as the Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law through Best Lawyers in American in 2012, 2015 and 2019, the Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation in 2017, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer through the National Trial Lawyers every year between 2013 and 2019. He also won the 35-Year Anniversary Award through Martindale Hubbell in 2019, as well as the B.J. Materson Award for Professionalism through the Florida Justice Association, and the Justice Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Award through the Jacksonville Bar Association. Included in Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite, he was bestowed with the Spartans at Thermopylae Award through North Florida Trial Lawyers for great personal sacrifice in protecting the justice system. During the early-2000s, he also received a plethora of awards through the AFTL. Looking ahead, Mr. Edwards intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career.
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