FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2014
Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.
THOMAS S. EDWARDS, JR. NAMED 2015 BEST LAWYERS
JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW
PLAINTIFF’S LAWYER OF THE YEAR
Jacksonville, Fla. “ Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Mr. Thomas S. Edwards, Jr. as the Jacksonville Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year for 2015. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the Lawyer of the Year.
Mr. Edwards was previously awarded this honor in 2012; he also received the ABOTA- Jacksonville Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2009. ABOTA is a selective peer organization of both plaintiff and defense trial lawyers.
Mr. Edwards has served as President of the Jacksonville Bar Association, President of the Florida Justice Association, President of ABOTA Jacksonville and numerous other organizations including the area grievance committee which is responsible for prosecuting attorneys accused of ethics violations. He also served on numerous committees appointed by our Supreme Court, including the committee that drafted the Judge’s code of ethics and the committee that writes the jury instructions for trial and just recently was appointed to a second term to the Judicial Management Council.
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2014) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The lawyers being honored as œLawyers of the Year have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., is a law firm based in Jacksonville, Florida that represents the injured, victims and consumers in all courts. The firm’s attorneys are experienced in handling personal injury, medical malpractice and complex commercial litigation. The attorneys serve in prominent positions in local and state legal and community associations and have testified before the legislature on issues of importance to the justice system.