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Benjamin Franklin Edwards

Probate Attorney at East Saint Louis, IL

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also known as Benjamin F. Edwards


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Licensed for 46 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 01/01/2023
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1976
Updated 01/06/2023

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The Edwards' Law Offices
P.O. Box 306
East Saint Louis, IL, 62202-0306
The Edwards' Law Offices
6600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL, 62223
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Edwards' Law Offices
  • 1990 - Present
  • City Counselor
  • City of Centreville, IL
  • 2006 - 2008
  • School Bd Attorney
  • Venice School District
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Roosevelt University
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Church Attorney
  • Macedonia Baptist Church, Inc
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Township Attorney
  • Stites Township
  • 2000 - 2010
  • Church Judge
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church,Inc. - Judicial Council
  • 2000 - 2016
  • Criminal Justice Instructor
  • St. Louis Community College District
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Eminent Domain
  • Illinois Attorney General
  • 1996 - 2006
  • Village Attorney
  • Village of Lovejoy, IL
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Illinois Attorney General
  • 1976 - 1980
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Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Saint Louis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Associations

  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assist. Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 1991 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • East St. Louis Branch NAACP
  • Legal Adviser
  • 1986 - Present
  • Mound City Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Committee on Technology
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Committee on Judicial Compensation
  • N/A
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Minorities and Women
  • President
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Metro East Bar Association (Illinois)
  • President
  • 1990 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Layperson of the Year
  • Missouri Conference Lay Organization
  • 2014
  • Judicial Council Honoree
  • AME Church Lay Organization
  • 2014
  • Community Service and Leadership
  • Wilkerson Chapel AMEC, Inc
  • 2011
  • Man of the Year
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church, Inc., 5ED
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • East St. Louis NAACP
  • 2001
  • Men of Thunder Award
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church, Inc., 5ED
  • 1999
  • Certificate of Participation
  • National School Boards Association
  • 1999
  • Judge Billy Jones Merit Award
  • Delta Epsilon Lambda Chapter of theAlpha Phi Alpha Fraternity , Inc
  • 1998
  • Mighty Warriors for Christ Certificate of Appreciation
  • Belleville Bible Way Church, Inc
  • 1997
  • Leadership Award
  • ISBA Committee on Minority and Women
  • 1995
  • Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • St. Martin's Child Care Center
  • 1993
  • Presidential Award
  • Metro East Bar Association
  • 1981
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Speaking Engagements

  • Black History Month
  • Significants of the Emancipation and Proclamation
  • 2015
  • St. Paul Lay Day Celebration
  • Church Revival and Growth
  • 2013
  • Lay Day Celebration
  • Leadership
  • 2011
  • Illinois Bar Admissions Ceremony
  • Welcome to the Bar
  • 2007
  • ISBA Annual Meeting
  • Building a Well-Balance Life in the Law
  • 2005
  • CLE
  • Admission Ceremony
  • 1997
  • CLE
  • Minorities and Women Conference
  • 1996
  • CLE
  • Bridge The Gap Program
  • 1995
  • CLE
  • Building A Well balanced Life In The Law
  • 1995
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East Saint Louis Probate Lawyer Benjamin Franklin Edwards
Benjamin Franklin Edwards
Probate Attorney
East Saint Louis, IL
Licensed for 46 years
Free Consultation