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Thomas L. Edwards
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime
  • Florida
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Summary

Thomas L. Edwards is a lifelong Floridian. He was born in Miami Beach and grew up in Hollywood, Florida. He moved to Gainesville to attend college and graduated from the University of Florida (Bachelor of Science with Honors, 1983). Upon graduation, he was selected by the University of Florida to be the first student to participate in the combined Criminology and Law program and became that program's first graduate in 1986 obtaining his Masters Degree with Honors and his Juris Doctorate.

Mr. Edwards continues to support the University of Florida by sponsoring the Book Award in Criminal Law, which is presented to the Most Exemplary student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law each year.

Thomas L. Edwards is a former President of the Federal Bar Association for the Northern District of Florida, a former Member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a former President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for the Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter. He is an active member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association Criminal Law Section, the Federal Bar Association, and of the James C. Adkins Jr. American Inn of Court where he has obtained the highest status as an Emeritus member.

Thomas L. Edwards is married to Chrissy, a Registered Nurse. They are proud parents of one son Austin, who is currently in High School. Thomas L. Edwards enjoys playing tennis and golf with his son, and long weekends with his family at the beach in St. Augustine.

Education
University of Florida
J.D. (1986)
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University of Florida
B.S. (1983)
Honors: with honors
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Professional Experience
Attorney
The Law Offices of Edwards & Jones
Current
Speaking Engagements
Criminal and Constitutional Law, Law Matters, WUFT-TV
1998, 1999, 2000
Awards
President's Award
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter)
Top Attorney, Avvo Rating 9.5
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Professional Associations
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
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Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
Current
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Florida Bar Association
Current
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Federal Bar Association
Current
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James C. Adkins Jr. American Inn of Court
Emeritus
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Thomas L. Edwards' Website Profile
Website
The Law Offices of Edwards & Jones Website
Contact & Map
The Law Offices of Edwards & Jones
4545 NW 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32605
USA
Telephone: (352) 377-7800
Fax: (352) 377-1442