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Thomas S. Edwards, Jr.

Edwards & Ragatz, PA

| 7/6/2022

Tom is Board Certified in Civil Trial, is rated AV Preeminent®, is recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, by Florida Super Lawyers and was selected by Best Lawyers® numerous times as the top Medical Malpractice Lawyer or the top Personal Injury Lawyer for the Northeast Florida area. Tom previously served as president of the Florida Justice Association (FJA), Jacksonville Chapter of ABOTA, Jacksonville Bar, and Jacksonville Trial Lawyers. Tom serves on the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council and served on the Florida Commission on Access to Justice. Tom is a Board member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and serves on the National Board for ABOTA.

PRACTICE AREAS
Medical Malpractice, Long-term Care Malpractice/ Abuse, Product Claims, Premises Claims, Car/Truck Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.

ACCOLADES
Tom was the recipient of Jacksonville ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year; the Jacksonville Bar “Justice Ray Ehrlich Trial Advocacy” Award; the FJA “B.J. Masterson Award for Professionalism”, and the “Al Cone Lifetime Achievement” Award for a career of leadership and courage as a trial lawyer. He has received numerous additional recognitions and awards including the Florida Bar “Barbara Sanders” award in 1993 for outstanding legal writing. Tom has published numerous legal book chapters and legal articles. In addition to trial work, he handles select appeals that have gone to the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

EDUCATION
Tom graduated from Stetson Law in 1983 and University of the South — Sewanee in 1981 with a B.A. in Economics.

PERSONAL
Tom is known within the community for his unmatched compassion and record setting results. He helps lead his clients to victory in cases resulting in some of the largest Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury verdicts in the U.S. Tom strives for the utmost professionalism in all aspects of his career and is honored to serve the people of Jacksonville and throughout the state.

Edwards & Ragatz, PA
4401 Salisbury Rd., Ste. 200
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 399-1609

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