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.
Meet Tom Edwards
Founder & Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Meet Eric Ragatz
Founder & Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Meet Katherine Loper
Meet Michelle Martino
Meet Katie McCraine
Meet Joel Powell
A Compassionate Legal Process.
DELIVERING LAW SERVICES WITH CARE
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 for||Our Firm||Other 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.
“My son suffered a debilitating injury and by the grace of God we were referred to Eric Ragatz for representation. My son had unique circumstances and Eric went above and beyond in recognizing what needed to be done in his situation. Eric was personable, trustworthy and thorough throughout the entire case. Eric has excellent communication skills, continually explaining the options, as well as an attentive and helpful staff. Eric worked very hard for a favorable outcome which resulted in a pivotal difference in my son’s life. We consider Eric Ragatz a Godsend in our life.” – Joyce
“I was fortunate enough to have Edwards & Ragatz as representation on my case. To be honest, I’ve always felt a certain way about lawyers but Eric Ragatz completely dispelled those feelings and worries. The first thing he told me was that he going to be completely transparent and that’s what he did. I knew it was real when he told me stuff I didn’t want to hear but that’s what I needed. In a case such a mine when you probably won’t be able to work, you start thinking about how you’re going to take care of your family. Thankfully, thankfully, thankfully I went with this firm. Everything that was done regarding my case was sent to me for approval. Any responses were brought to my attention immediately. Anything concerning my case was brought to my attention and he did what he said he was going to do. I can breathe again because I no longer have a concern about taking care of my family. If you’ve read this entire review it’s obvious you’re looking for the right firm to represent your case. All I can say is call them. They may not be right for you but then again they might be. I called & within a few months, my life has been changed forever. Call them.” – Jimmie
“These guys were amazing for my family when we really needed someone to fight for us! We lost our grandmother suddenly to nursing home abuse and really didn’t know where to turn until we found Edwards & Ragatz. They were so knowledgeable, kind but yet fought hard for us. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!” – Andy
“Consummate professionals, caring, compassionate and confident! Attorney Eric Ragatz and his team are amazing. He truly represents your interests and understands it is YOUR future hanging in the balance. Eric is extremely thorough and knows how to “get things done”. He is a “straight-shooter” and is well-versed in the medical malpractice field having years of trial and litigation experience. We are pleased with the experience we had with this firm. Would definitely recommend!” – Amy