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Thomas L. Edwards

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4545 NW 8th Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32605

Thomas L. Edwards is a lifelong Floridian. He was born in Miami Beach and grew up in Hollywood, Florida. He moved to Gainesville to attend college and graduated from the University of Florida (Bachelor of Science with Honors, 1983). Upon graduation, he was selected by the University of Florida to be the first student to participate in the combined Criminology and Law program and became that program's first graduate in 1986 obtaining his Masters Degree with Honors and his Juris Doctorate.

Mr. Edwards continues to support the University of Florida by sponsoring the Book Award in Criminal Law, which is presented to the Most Exemplary student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law each year.

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Thomas L. Edwards is a former President of the Federal Bar Association for the Northern District of Florida, a former Member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a former President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for the Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter. He is an active member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association Criminal Law Section, the Federal Bar Association, and of the James C. Adkins Jr. American Inn of Court where he has obtained the highest status as an Emeritus member.

Thomas L. Edwards is married to Chrissy, a Registered Nurse. They are proud parents of one son Austin, who is currently in High School. Thomas L. Edwards enjoys playing tennis and golf with his son, and long weekends with his family at the beach in St. Augustine.

Client Reviews
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"I first hired Thomas Edwards to defend me and my daughter in the early 1990s. He put his heart into that case.Of all the attorneys in the state of Florida he would be the one I would call, if need for an attorney ever arose again."
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"We are from Lake City, Florida. As parents, we sought the help of Mr. Edwards in my daughter's behalf. As a young lady, she had acquired multiple felonies with the prospect of 10-15 years in prison facing her. Mr. Edwards heard our case, took it on with confidence, and got her sentence reduced to 10 years probation, and restitution. That was 8 years ago, and my daughter is married, has a son, and is doing great. She hasn't even had a traffic violation. Because Mr. Edwards believed in us and took a chance, we will be forever be in his debt. He is a great lawyer, with a very big heart." Colin
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"I hired Christopher for situation I got myself in. He worked hard to get my case dropped. I definitely would recommend this attorney to anyone needing one. He puts his heart in his work." Roy M.
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