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Thomas S. Edwards, Jr.

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Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.
4401 Salisbury Road
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Suite 200
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Jacksonville, FL 32216

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Medical Malpractice
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4401 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL, USA
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Thomas S. Edwards Jr. is the senior partner in Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., is AV Rated (highest rating possible along with outstanding ethics) and Board Certified in Civil Trial by The Florida Bar since 1991. His achievements as a trial lawyer are extraordinary. Mr. Edwards and his team have million and multi-million-dollar verdicts in multiple states, including:

  • The largest medical malpractice verdict in the United States in 2012 and the second largest personal injury verdict in 2012 as well as multi-million-dollar verdicts in numerous other areas of the law including bank trust fraud, nursing home cases, and trucking cases;
  • Numerous years in Best Lawyers in America;
  • Selected in multiple years as the top medical malpractice lawyer in his area by Best Lawyers in America;
  • Selected as the top personal injury lawyer in the area by Best Lawyers in America; and
  • Handles select appeals and has helped to favorably re-write the law for consumers and victims with appeals that have gone to both the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Edwards has published numerous articles and chapters in legal books and was awarded the 1993 Barbara Sanders Award by The Florida Bar for the top legal writing in the State.

In addition to recognition in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend, Florida Super Lawyers, and the Top 100 Lawyers in the United States, Mr. Edwards has received awards for outstanding professionalism and ethics. These awards include:

  • Martindale-Hubbell 35 Year Anniversary Award, 2019;
  • B.J. Masterson Award for Professionalism from the Florida Justice Association (State Trial Lawyers), 2014;
  • Justice Raymond Erhlich Trial Advocacy Award from the Jacksonville Bar Association, 2013; and
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year from the American Board of Trial Advocates, Jacksonville Chapter, 2009.

In addition, Mr. Edwards has been a leader in numerous legal organizations, serving as past president of the Florida Justice Association (State Trial Lawyers), Jacksonville Bar Association, and Jacksonville ABOTA. Additional leadership roles include:

  • Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council (advises the Supreme Court on management of the State legal system; appointed by the chief justice and re-appointed by two additional chief justices);
  • Florida Commission on Access to Justice (appointed by the chief justice);
  • National Board of Directors – American Board of Trial Advocates;
  • National Board of Directors – The International Academy of Trial Lawyers;
  • Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section Executive Counsel;
  • Florida Supreme Court Civil Jury Instructions Committee;
  • Florida Supreme Court Business Jury Instruction Committee; and
  • Florida Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (past chair) (investigates and makes probable cause determinations regarding attorney ethics violations).

Mr. Edwards is a 1981 graduate of the University of the South – Sewanee and received his Juris Doctor in 1983 from Stetson University College of Law, the oldest law school in the State of Florida. He has been a leader not only in the State bar but in the Jacksonville community for many years, including the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville, Downtown Ecumenical Services Council, the United Way, and the South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church.

As the leader of Edwards & Ragatz, Mr. Edwards and the team are committed to aggressive and compassionate representation of clients and their families. The firm’s goal is to achieve justice for each client, even in cases where the firm is facing multi-billion-dollar corporations. Edwards & Ragatz has repeatedly achieved extraordinary results including landmark verdicts against multi-billion-dollar corporations and insurance companies.

Mr. Edwards is married, raised three children in Jacksonville, and works every day to help clients through difficult times and to improve the legal system and community.
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Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.

4401 Salisbury Rd Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32216, USA

(904) 399-1609

4.5 out of 5 stars

Chris Williams

5 out of 5 stars

posted a month ago

No Bush-Beating With This Law Firm. Eric Ragatz Call's It Like He See's It And Made It Happen. I Put My Trust In This Firm And They Did Not Fail Me. Five Stars All The Way!

Molly Youngblood

5 out of 5 stars

posted a month ago

Had a great experience with Thomas He listened to my case and asked me questions pertain to the case so we could establish facts. I also had the opportunity to explain to him the reason for my vision which is software that protects a Google my business listing from malicious edits. thank you for...

Lounetta Woods

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I love this firm and the employees. Mr. Ragatz is awesome

Joyce Jones

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

My son suffered a debilitating injury and by the grace of God we were referred to Eric Ragatz for representation. My son had unique circumstances and Eric went above and beyond in recognizing what needed to be done in his situation. Eric was personable, trustworthy and thorough throughout the... Reviews Reviews
Thomas S. Edwards, Jr.
Thomas S. Edwards, Jr. 4401 Salisbury Rd, Ste 200, Jacksonville, FL 32216

5 out of 5 stars User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 11 years ago