We are thrilled to announce our founders, Tom Edwards and Eric Ragatz, as well as our esteemed colleague, Joel Powell, have all been named to the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers® employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of … Read more
Thomas S. Edwards Jr., a partner at Edwards & Ragatz P.A. and former Jacksonville Bar Association president, was named a member of the Florida Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Executive Council during the Bar’s annual convention June 23-26 in Boca Raton, Fla. Edwards previously served as president of the Florida Justice Association/Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (2008-2009), president of … Read more
January 23, 2012 Jacksonville Jury finds HCA-Memorial Negligent, Fraudulent- Awards Family $178 MILLION A lawsuit conducted in Duval County Circuit Court against Memorial Hospital concluded today when the jury awarded Clay Chandler and his family $ 10 Million in punitive damages. This amount is in addition to the $168 million in liability this jury awarded last Friday. In addition … Read more
JACKSONVILLE, FL: On November, 15, 2012 Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricky Polston appointed Thomas S. Edwards, Jr., senior partner at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council. The Council is composed of fifteen (15) voting members, including the Chief Justice and one other Justice. The Florida Supreme Court recreated … Read more
Thomas S. Edwards, Jr. Appointed to a second term on the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council Jacksonville, FL: On July 1, 2014 the Florida Supreme Court and Chief Justice Jorge Labarga re-appointed Thomas S. Edwards, Jr. to a four (4) year term with the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council. Mr. Edwards joins Jeffrey Craigmile … Read more
Jacksonville Injury Lawyer: VERDICT!! Another hard-fought victory for the trial team of Edwards & Ragatz! Eric Ragatz and his hard-charging trial team won a $660,000 verdict for their client, who sustained severe neck and arm injuries when a large semi-truck t-boned him. The Defendants refused to pay E&R’s injured client a fair and just amount … Read more
Recently, a client came to our office seeking compensation after they had been struck by a vehicle while walking in Duval County. Due to the severe nature of these injuries, pedestrian accidents must be taken very seriously. Our client had already incurred over $20,000 in medical bills and would also need to undergo further pain management … Read more
A big congratulations to attorney Eric Ragatz for a successful re-election as a board member to the Florida Justice Association. Eric is honored to hold this position. The Florida Justice Association is dedicated to protecting the rights of Florida residents and upholding the Florida’s civil justice system.