Top Attorney – William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL WW/Press/- William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney with The Edwards Law Firm is recognized and distinguished in The Top Attorneys of North America 2023-2024 edition. William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney

The Edwards Law Firm is located in Jacksonville, Florida with a resource center for St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach, Florida. The firm provides expert legal services in the broad areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law, including general and advanced estate planning, probate and trust administration, asset protection, long term care planning, VA benefits planning, and guardianship. The experienced attorneys strive for excellence. The professional staff will be happy to help you preserve your family’s future and help to create a lasting legacy to pass on to future generations. At The Edwards Law Firm they are dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of legal expertise.

William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., founder at the firm has been practicing law for over three decades. Tom is admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of Florida, the United States District Court – Middle District of Florida, the United States Tax Court and the United States Claims Court. He has assisted individuals, businesses and organizations with their legal management and legal services needs. Tom’s practice is primarily devoted to estate planning, trust administration, asset protection, and probate. The Edwards Law Firm, with Tom at its helm, has evolved in the last decade to include such vital elder law issues as Medicaid planning, VA planning, guardianship and more.

After working as an associate at a small law firm, Tom gave in to his entrepreneurial side and started his own law practice in Northeast Florida. What began with one office, one attorney and no support staff has grown into three locations, two attorneys and a team of excellent and professional support. As your attorney, Tom will work with you to develop a comprehensive plan to address your legal needs, integrating your values and vision to help you achieve your goals.

Tom earned his Juris Doctor from The Florida State University College of Law in 1980. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar; the American Bar Association and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association; and, the Jacksonville, Clay County and St. Johns County Bar Associations.  From 2009 thru 2012 Mr. Edwards served on the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and previously served on the Academy’s Education Advisory Board. He remains an executive member of the Academy.

Perhaps most important, Tom and The Edwards Law Firm team believe in education. Education is key. Not only does Tom continue his own legal education, garnering nearly 40 hours each year in legal courses specific to estate planning, trust administration, probate and elder law, Tom believes in educating the public. Through his monthly seminars, Tom and The Edwards Law Firm provide a relaxed and open forum for those individuals who want to have a plan for and protect their future and the future of their loved ones. With his extensive experience in family law, civil and commercial litigation, business planning and real estate law, Tom is able to assist clients with their special legal, business and, most important, family needs.

Tom is married to his wonderful wife Melissa and is the proud father to two beautiful and successful daughters, and also the proud grandfather to four grandchildren.Top Attorneys of North America

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.


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