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Janice S. Edwards is a conscientious and compassionate legal advocate who regularly counsels clients in a variety of areas including contract, family, matrimonial, bankruptcy and criminal law. Before she began practicing, Ms. Edwards worked on camera in the media and film industries in Canada where shehoned theformidable communication skills that she now uses to benefit clients when representing them in court or negotiating on their behalf.


She is admitted to practice law before the courts of the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Edwards is a member of various committees of the New York County Lawyer’s Association and the New York State Bar Association.


Public service has always been important to Ms. Edwards and her passion for other cultures is deeply rooted. She has been a volunteer attorney for the Uncontested Divorce Program in Kings County and for the Haitian Immigration Legal Assistance Program (HILAP). From 2000-2002, she worked in Beijing, China as a business communications trainer where she conducted seminars for corporations such as IBM and KPMG.


Janice S. Edwards received her undergraduate degree from Concordia University in Montreal (B.A. in Journalism). She received a Masters in TV Drama from Goldsmiths College of the University of London, and her law degree (LL.B with Honors) from the University of Westminster in the UK where she was on the mooting team and the Law Society’s Publicity Officer.


Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 30%
    4 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    4 years
  3. Family: 20%
    4 years
  4. Immigration: 15%
    4 years
  5. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    4 years



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Desir & Associates, P.C.

11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004


NYCurrently registered 201003/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselDesir & Associates, P.C.2011 - Present
Of CounselLaw Offices Of Gail M. Walton2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York City Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationN/A2010 - Present
ACTRAActress2000 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Divorce Client Gets Attorney's Feessecured attorneys fees for my client as part of the stipulations of settlement in an uncontested divorce.
Creative Differences Cause Contract Disputeclient won a judgment against the web site designer who had to reimburse almost half of her deposit.
Two Year Delay for Defaulting Debtordespite a two year lull in payments, the creditor agreed to accept a new plan with substantially lower monthly payments.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Westminster (UK)LawLL.B - Bachelor of LawsN/A