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Eric C. Ragatz Managing Partner & Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer


  • Martindale-Hubbell®: AV Preeminent™
  • Topverdict: Top 100 Jury Verdicts Truck Accidents in the USA
  • 10 Years Super Lawyers: Eric Ragatz
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  • Memberships & Honors
  • Publications & Presentations

Eric C. Ragatz

Managing Partner & Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Eric C. Ragatz is the Managing Partner of Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. Eric has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 2019. He has a Tier 1 Best Law Firms rating in both Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell since 1996. Eric has specialized in catastrophic injury cases including medical malpractice cases, auto negligence cases, tractor-trailer negligence cases, and premises liability negligence cases.

Eric has achieved numerous jury verdicts as the lead trial attorney with multiple million-dollar verdicts. Eric participated in one of the largest medical malpractice cases and jury verdicts in the history of the state of Florida. Eric is admitted to all Florida courts, and all United States District Courts in Florida, and is also a licensed member of the State Bar of Georgia. Eric has also been lead trial counsel in cases involving numerous seven and eight figure settlements obtained for his clients.

Eric is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial attorney, an honor and distinction which is attained by less than 1% of all attorneys practicing in the state of Florida. This certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar in the area of Civil Trial Litigation.

Eric loves spending time with his wife, Shannon, and their three daughters. When Eric is not in the courtroom fighting for justice for his clients, he is spending time traveling with his family and friends and spending time outdoors.

  • B.S. Major: Finance, Phi Delta Phi Member Florida State University
    Tallahassee , FL 1992
  • J.D. Honors: Cum Laude Stetson University College of Law
    Deland , FL 1996


Proudest Career Achievements:

  • Helped achieve a verdict for a Jacksonville family against a local hospital for $178,000,000: one of the largest medical malpractice cases in the history of the state of Florida.
  • “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Florida Super Lawyer since 2014.
  • The Best Lawyers in America® list since 2017, a total of 7 years.
  • National Trial Lawyers List: The 2018 Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial.


  • Georgia, 1997
  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1996


  • Board Member of The Florida Justice Association
  • Member of Florida ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates – Jacksonville Chapter)
  • Member of The Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member of The Jacksonville Justice Association

Publications & Presentations

  • “The Florida Bar, Florida Civil Practice for Trial”, 7th Ed.

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    "We consider Eric Ragatz a Godsend in our lives."
    My son suffered a debilitating injury and by the grace of God, we were referred to Eric Ragatz for representation. Eric worked very hard for a favorable outcome which resulted in a pivotal difference in my son's life.
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    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, and kind, yet fought hard for us.
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    Undeniably, my journey with Eric as my lawyer was nothing short of outstanding, leaving a lasting positive impression and a profound appreciation for exceptional legal prowess.
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    Thank you for all that you did for me and my family. Thank you for standing up for me while being tough and professional. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
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    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."
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