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
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 Association; American 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.
Licensed since 2002
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.
Seth Lehrman Personal Injury Attorney
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Nations Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|Best Lawyers||The Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney||The Florida Bar||2014|
|Best Lawyers||The Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Top Rated Lawyer||ALM & Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Best Lawyers||The Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Top Florida Verdicts||Top Florida Verdicts||2012|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Top Florida Verdicts and Settlements of 2011||Daily Business Review||2011|
|Partner||Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.||2009 - Present|
|President||Brad Edwards & Associates||2007 - 2009|
|attorney||Kubicki Draper||2004 - 2006|
|Prosecutor||Broward County State Attorney's Office||2002 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Leaders Forum Member||2012 - Present|
|Broward County Justice Association||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|The Florida Bar||Member||N/A|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||N/A|
|National Crime Victims Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||member||N/A|
|The Children's Healing Institute||Member||N/A|
|Bellamy V. Boomers||Jury Verdict - $4.27 million|
|Conner V. All Stars Sports Bar & Grill||Jury Verdict - $2 million|
|Doe V. Convenience Store||Confidential Settlement|
|Northwestern University School of Law, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology||Crime Victim’s Rights During Criminal Investigations? Applying the Crime Victims’ Rights Act Before Criminal Charges are Filed||2014|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Florida||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Informational / Educational Women's Workshop||The Reality About Sexual Assault in America||2015|
|The National Crime Victim Bar Association - 2014 National Conference||Who is Responsible for Child Sex Abuse?||2014|
|Turn on the Light Conference||Missing and Exploited Children||2013|
|Palm Beach Victims’ Rights Coalition Annual Awards Luncheon||Keynote Speaker||2013|
|Civil Justice For Victims of Crime in Florida||Civil Justice For Victims of Crime||2013|
|Seminar Web Live!||Maximizing Recovery for Sexual Abuse Victims||2012|
|Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar||Maximizing Recovery for Sexual Abuse Victims||2012|
|Extending the Vision Reaching Every Victim Program||Enforcing Victims' Rights||2012|