Our Story.

Tom Edwards and Eric Ragatz have worked together for more than twenty years. Realizing their shared passion for bringing ethics back to the justice system, they formed Edwards & Ragatz P.A. in 2009. They have been serving the Jacksonville community and the state of Florida through their firm for the past ten years. 

With a team of committed and experienced attorneys, Edwards & Ragatz’s diverse and talented lawyers will help you through every step of the legal process. And they will ensure they bring justice to you and your loved ones who have been wronged. 

This personal devotion to clients and a relentless commitment to pursue justice is why they are recognized for excellence in Jacksonville and throughout the state. As a testament to their unmatched work ethic and personal devotion to every client, many attorneys in Jacksonville and throughout the state refer personal injury cases to Edwards & Ragatz. 

From seasoned trial lawyers to paralegals and registered nurses, you can rely on every member of the Edwards & Ragatz team. They will deliver the comprehensive services and personal care your case deserves.

Thomas S. Edwards Jr. and Eric C. Ragatz

Our Team.

Meet Tom Edwards

Founder & Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Eric C. Ragatz

Meet Eric Ragatz

Founder & Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Katherine E. Loper

Meet Katherine Loper


Katie D. McCraine

Meet Katie McCraine


Jennifer Reiber

Meet Jennifer Reiber


Doug Clifton

Meet Doug Clifton


A Compassionate Legal Process.


We understand the human toll our work entails and what it feels like to realize you might need a lawyer. Trying to get answers, struggling to feel heard, and wondering if your case will have to go to trial are all incredibly stressful. This stress is multiplied if you are grieving the loss of a loved one or healing from an injury. 

We want your experience working with us to be as compassionate, helpful, and stress-free as possible. We strive for transparency and thorough communication to ensure just that. We will: 

  • Speak with you while you’re on-site at the location of your accident or injury.
  • Meet with you at your convenience, including after-hours or on weekends.
  • Manage all your paperwork so you and your loved ones can focus on healing.
  • Talk to the insurance company and help you gather the needed evidence.
  • Hire the necessary experts from our extensive network of community professionals.
  • Send you consistent, frequent updates on the status of your case. 
  • Return your every call, text, or email within one business day or sooner. 

What To Look For In a Law Firm.

At Edwards & Ragatz, we carefully evaluate your case to identify the best litigation options, such as the advantages and disadvantages of going to trial, your options to appeal, and more. As a result, we typically collect higher settlements than the compensation a victim would receive from an insurance adjuster. 

It is important to beware of any lawyer who guarantees a big settlement or assures a victory in court. Here are some factors to look for before hiring a law firm.

What to look forOur FirmOther Firms
All firm partners are Board Certified in Civil Trial.?
Recent trial experience specifically within your case’s practice area.?
All lawyers treat your case as if it were going to trial from Day 1.?
Settlement and verdict amounts above their competitors’.?
Community- and state-wide reputation for excellence and compassion.?
National recognition for awards and accolades within your case’s practice area.?

Our Awards & Recognition.

What Our Clients Have Said About Us.