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Thomas Stoneham Edwards Jr.

Thomas Stoneham Edwards Jr.

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Car Accidents, Birth Injury

About Me

Thomas S. Edwards, Jr. is an advocate for your rights. As a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, the highest specialty recognition given by the Florida Bar for attorneys who handle injury and death cases and the highest rating of AV by Martindale Hubbell, a national peer review attorney rating process. Tom has held numerous prestigious positions in the Florida Bar and the community. Not only has Tom testified before the legislature about the legal system on multiple occasions, but he has also published numerous legal book chapters and legal articles and previously won the Florida Bar Award for top legal writing. He has lectured other lawyers in seminars all over the country on a wide variety of subjects, including how to handle the trial of cases and how to present cases effectively to maximize their value.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Car Accidents: 20%
  5. Birth Injury: 5%



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Troy Alan Rafferty

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Troy Rafferty Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Eric Stepanov

    I sincerely endorse attorney Edwards. He is an asset to the community and it is shown by his participation here on AVVO. I endorse this lawyer.


    Eric Stepanov Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.

501 Riverside Ave, Ste 601
Jacksonville, FL, 32202



FLMember in Good Standing198408/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Top Legal WritingFlorida Bar AwardN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner/AttorneyEdwards & Ragatz, P.A.2009 - Present
Partner/AttorneyPeek Cobb Edwards & Ashton, Pa1991 - 2009
Partner/AttorneyDavid, Morrow & Edwards, P.A.1988 - 1990
AttorneyFoley and Lardner, P.A1986 - 1988
AttorneyMarks, Gray, Conroy & Gibbs, P.A.1984 - 1985


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocates, Jacksonville ChapterPast PresidentN/A
Jacksonville Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Jacksonville Trial LawyersPast PresidentN/A
Inns of CourtMaster of the BenchN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Chandler v. Memorial Hospital (HCA)$178 Million

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of the SouthEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1981