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Bradley James Edwards

Bradley James Edwards

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Commercial

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Mr. Edwards practices in the fields of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Commercial Litigation, with a primary focus on representing crime victims and their families. The bulk of his practice is devoted to Negligent Security / Premises Liability and Sexual Abuse cases. He also represents victims involving identity theft, computer hacking, transmission of STD's, privacy rights violations, con-schemes, fraud, insurance coverage and complicated contract disputes.


 


Mr. Edwards has passionately upheld the rights of victims throughout this legal career. Before entering private practice, Mr. Edwards was lead trial attorney at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office, prosecuting many violent criminals. Since leaving the State Attorney's Office, Mr. Edwards has continued to devote his practice and his life to fighting for the rights of crime victims, oftentimes in complicated and hotly contested complex civil trial matters. Many of his clients have been injured or harmed as a result of a criminal activity (rape, shooting, stabbing, fraud, privacy rights violations, etc.). Edward's prosecution experience makes him adept at handling these types of cases and his vast trial experience puts pressure on the defendants. Edwards has built a reputation for successfully handling the "civil" litigation aspect of these types of cases and handing over his findings to state and federal prosecutors, who then can pursue the criminal case on behalf of the victims.


 


 Mr. Edwards is a major advocate for victim's rights who has tried more than 75 jury trials. Despite his busy trial schedule, he provides hundreds of hours of pro bono services each year to Victims Advocate Services and victims' rights groups in Broward and Palm Beach County and throughout the country.


 


Mr. Edwards is currently pursuing a precedent setting case on behalf of young girls who were sexually molested by a well-connected billionaire. He is also investigating and representing victims claiming sexual abuse by former Youth Pastor. He is selflessly spending countless hours litigation that action in Federal Court, on a pro bono basis, to protect the rights of crime victims under the Crime Victims' Rights Act.


 


Brad has earned Florida Bar Certification, the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar for the competency and experience of a civil trial attorney. He has been profiled in The Best Lawyers in America and recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association's "Top 40 Under 40." He was also recognized in the Daily Business Review Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements in 2011 and 2012 for separate large jury verdicts. Mr. Edwards is rated AV by his professional peers through the Martindale-Hubbell © Peer Review Rating system. According to Martindale-Hubbell, the "AV" rating of "Very High to Preeminent" legal ability is a testament from peer legal professionals of the highest level of professional excellence and of unquestionable ethics. He has also been selected as a Top Rated Lawyer by ALM & Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Edwards has also been certified as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum


 


Background / Memberships


Prior to pursuing a career in law, Mr. Edwards was a standout high school quarterback as well as a nationally ranked tennis player. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Florida and graduated with honors.


 


Mr. Edwards currently serves on the board of the Broward County Justice Association; and is a member of the following organizations:the National Crime Victims Bar AssociationAmerican Association for Justice Leadership Forum; Florida Justice Association; the Broward County Justice Association; The Endowment for Academy Giving to Law and Education (EAGLE); and the American Bar Association.


 


Mr. Edwards is a member of The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Wrongful Death: 40%
  3. Commercial: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Mark Stanley Fistos

    I endorse Brad for his extraordinary talent as a trial lawyer and his willingness to take on matters of great importance for society.

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    Mark Fistos Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Seth Michael Lehrman

    Brad Edwards is a tireless advocate for crime victims and people who have suffered significant injuries. He investigates and tries cases thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned. Brad's clients recognize that he totally dedicates himself to their case. Not surprisingly, Brad has obtained many significant settlements and verdicts that deliver full justice to his clients.

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    Seth Lehrman Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.

425 North Andrews Avenue
Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nations Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Best LawyersThe Best Lawyers in America2015
Board Certified Civil Trial AttorneyThe Florida Bar2014
Best LawyersThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Top Rated LawyerALM & Martindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best LawyersThe Best Lawyers in America2013
Top Florida VerdictsTop Florida Verdicts2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top Florida Verdicts and Settlements of 2011Daily Business Review2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFarmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.2009 - Present
PresidentBrad Edwards & Associates2007 - 2009
attorneyKubicki Draper2004 - 2006
ProsecutorBroward County State Attorney's Office2002 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeLeaders Forum Member2012 - Present
Broward County Justice AssociationBoard Member2010 - Present
The Florida BarMemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMemberN/A
National Crime Victims Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationmemberN/A
The Children's Healing InstituteMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bellamy V. BoomersJury Verdict - $4.27 million
Conner V. All Stars Sports Bar & GrillJury Verdict - $2 million
Doe V. Convenience StoreConfidential Settlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Northwestern University School of Law, Journal of Criminal Law & CriminologyCrime Victim’s Rights During Criminal Investigations? Applying the Crime Victims’ Rights Act Before Criminal Charges are Filed2014

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Informational / Educational Women's WorkshopThe Reality About Sexual Assault in America2015
The National Crime Victim Bar Association - 2014 National ConferenceWho is Responsible for Child Sex Abuse?2014
Turn on the Light ConferenceMissing and Exploited Children2013
Palm Beach Victims’ Rights Coalition Annual Awards LuncheonKeynote Speaker2013
Civil Justice For Victims of Crime in FloridaCivil Justice For Victims of Crime2013
Seminar Web Live!Maximizing Recovery for Sexual Abuse Victims2012
Florida Justice Association Workhorse SeminarMaximizing Recovery for Sexual Abuse Victims2012
Extending the Vision Reaching Every Victim ProgramEnforcing Victims' Rights2012