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 the Jacksonville Bar Association (1998-1999), president of American Board of Trial Advocates “ Jacksonville Chapter (2006), and president of the Jacksonville Justice Association/Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association (2000). Edwards also is currently a member of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions “ Civil.
The Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of individual trail abilities. The three essential purposes of the Trial Lawyers Section are: to assist the courts in establishing methods for the more certain and expeditious administration of justice; to advise the various committees on rules regarding desirable amendments to improve and standardize judicial procedures; to instill in members of the Florida Bar generally a desire to increase their effectiveness in the courtroom and in chambers to better serve their clients and the cause of justice; and to preserve and protect the jury system.
The Trial Lawyers Section includes plaintiff and defense civil trial attorneys, as well as commercial litigators.
Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., is a law firm located in Jacksonville, Florida, that represents the injured, victims and consumers in all courts. The firm’s attorneys are experienced in handling all types of personal injury and death cases, as well as complex commercial litigation. The firm’s attorneys are recognized nationally as trial experts. The attorneys serve in prominent positions in local and state trial lawyers’ associations and have testified before the legislature on issues of importance to the justice system.