Brad Edwards


Personal Info:

800­-400-­1098 [email protected]

Practice Areas:

Negligent SecuritySexual Abuse and AssaultPersonal InjuryWrongful DeathCommercial Litigation

Mr. Edwards practices in the fields of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, with a focus on representing crime victims and their families. He has represented crime victims in state and federal courts, in nearly every type of case imaginable, including Negligent Security /Premises Liability civil actions arising out of shootings, stabbings and rapes; Sexual Abuse cases; transmission of STDs; and complicated schemes to defraud.

Mr. Edwards has passionately upheld the rights of crime victims throughout this legal career. Before entering private practice, Mr. Edwards was lead trial attorney at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office, prosecuting many violent criminals. Since leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Edwards has continued to devote his practice and his life to fighting for the rights of crime victims, oftentimes in complicated and hotly contested complex civil jury trials.

Mr. Edwards has built a reputation for successfully handling the “civil” litigation aspect of these types of cases and handing over his findings to state and federal prosecutors, who then can pursue the criminal case on behalf of the victims.

Mr. Edwards is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, the highest designation of competence by the Florida Bar, and he has tried more than 75 jury trials. Despite his busy trial schedule, he provides hundreds of hours of pro bono services each year to Victims Advocate Services and victims’ rights groups in Broward and Palm Beach County and throughout the country.

Mr. Edwards is currently pursuing a precedent setting case in Federal Court, on a pro bono basis, on behalf of young girls who were sexually molested by a well-connected billionaire, wherein he is litigating to uphold the rights of crime victims under Crime Victims’ Rights Act.

He has been profiled in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013, recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association’s “Top 40 Under 40” and by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorney’s Top 10 Under 40. In 2015 the National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected Mr. Edwards as on of the Nation’s Top One Percent.

He was also recognized in the Daily Business Review Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements in 2011 and 2012 for separate large jury verdicts. Mr. Edwards is rated AV by his professional peers through the Martindale-Hubbell © Peer Review Rating system. According to Martindale-Hubbell, the “AV” rating of “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability is a testament from peer legal professionals of the highest level of professional excellence and of unquestionable ethics. He has also been selected as a Top Rated Lawyer by ALM & Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Edwards has also been certified as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

His competitive edge is evident in the way he tirelessly prepares his cases.  Prior to pursuing a career in law, Mr. Edwards was a standout high school quarterback as well as a nationally ranked tennis player. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Florida and graduated with honors.

Mr. Edwards currently serves on the board of the Broward County Justice Association; and is a member of the following organizations: the National Crime Victims Bar AssociationAmerican Association for Justice Leadership Forum; Florida Justice Association; the Broward County Justice Association; The Endowment for Academy Giving to Law and Education (EAGLE); and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Edwards is a member of The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.

Bar & Court Admissions:

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


Certifications / Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Awards & Honors:

  • Profiled in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Lawyer by ALM & Martindale-Hubbell
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Under 40
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent.
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Life Member
  • Daily Business Review Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements of 2011

Classes / Seminars Taught:

  • “Who is Responsible for Child Sex Abuse?”, National Crime Victim Bar Association’s Conference – Civil Actions for Criminal Acts, 2014
  • “Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Florida, The National Center for Crime Victims Seminar, 2013
  • “Missing and Exploited Children”, Children’s Healing Institute’s Annual Turn on the Light Conference, 2013
  • “Key Note Speaker”, Palm Beach Victims’ Rights Coalition Annual Luncheon, 2013
  • “Maximizing Recovery for Sexual Abuse Victims”, FJA Seminar Web Live!, 2012
  • “Maximizing Recovery for Sexual Abuse Victims”, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2012
  • “Enforcing Victims’ Rights”, Extending the Vision Reaching Every Victim program, 2012


In the News:

  • Daily Business Review: Negligent Security Suit Filed in Home Invasion Slaying of Halliburton Heir – September 8, 2016 
  • Fox News: Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender’s jet much more than previously known- May 13, 2016
  • The Daily Mail: Jeffery Epstein’s Victims Sue and Claim he was Given a ‘Sweetheart Deal’ Giving him Immunity After he Pleaded Guilty to Hiring Teen For Sex- February 11, 2016
  • ABC News: Victims: Feds Hid ‘Sweetheart’ Deal for Sex Offender With Deep Political Ties- February 11, 2016
  • Sun Sentinel: Feds Deceived Us About Billionaire Sex Offender’s ‘Sweetheart Deal,’ Teen Victims Say- February 11, 2016
  • Palm Beach Daily News: New Documents Reveal Palm Beach Billionaire Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Sweetheart Deal’ With Prosecutors- February 10, 2016
  • The National Memo : Cosby Faces Big Financial Threat From Civil Lawsuits: Legal Experts – January 2, 2016
  • Palm Beach Daily News: Sex Abuse Victims Want to Depose Feds Involved In Jeffrey Epstein Deal – January 1, 2016
  • Business Insider: Cosby Faces Big Financial Threat From Civil Experts – December 31, 2015
  • Sun Sentinel: Billionaire Sex Offender’s ‘Sweetheart Deal’ Violated Our Rights, Victims Tell Feds – December 30, 2015
  • Politico: Victims In Underage Sex Case Want Prosecutors to Testify – December 26, 2015
  • Palm Beach Daily News: Jeffery Epstein Sex Scandal: Alan Dershowitz Suffers Setback in Defamation Case – December 21, 2015
  • Palm Beach Daily News: Epstein Victims’ Attorney Seek Partial Victory in Defamation Suit- December 18, 2015
  • Palm Beach Post: Boca-Resident Model Nabs $13.4 Million Following Six-Year Divorce Battle- December 21, 2015
  • The Daily Mail: Florida Model Gets Whopping $13.4 Million Payout From Real Estate Tycoon Ex-Husband After Nasty Six-Year Divorce Battle- December 16, 2015
  • Palm Beach Post: Boca-Resident Model Nabs $13.4 Million Following Six-Year Divorce Battle- December 21, 2015
  • Palm Beach Daily News: Appellate Court Reverses Palm Beach Sex Offender Jeffery Epstein’s Victory- November 25, 2015
  • Daily Business Review : Attorney’s Suit Against Billionaire Allowed As Long As Justices Say It’s OK – November 14, 2015
  • Palm Beach Daily News – Judge Keeps Thousands of Esptein Documents Sealed –  June 8, 2015
  • WCVB Boston – Jury Awards $24 Million to Mass. Widower In Fatal Cabana Crash – June 25, 2015
  • NBC6 – Jury Awards 24 Million In Fatal Cabana Crash – June 24, 2015
  • CBS Miami – Jury Awards Millions To Husband Of Pregnant Woman Killed By Drunk Driver – June 24, 2015
  • Sun-Sentinel – Jury Awards $24 Million To Widower In Fatal Cabana Crash – June 24, 2015
  • Daily Business Review – $3.6 Million Award Against Hotel Cabana Crash – June 24, 2015
  • Daily Business Review – High Stakes Lawsuit: Suing Legal Legend Alan Dershowitz, January 8, 2015
  • Daily Business Review – Jury Awards $806, 289 to Bar Accident Victim – December 17, 2014
  • The Washington Post – Eleventh Circuit rules that discovery can move forward on my Crime Victims’ Rights Act case – April 21, 2014
  • Palm Beach Daily News – Appeals Court Rules Against Sex Offender – April 21, 2014
  • Sun-Sentinel – Victims win right to see negotiation that led to ‘lenient’ plea deal agreement for billionaire sex offender – April, 21, 2014
  • Palm Beach Post – Appellate ruling could force feds to reconsider sex charges against Palm Beacher Epstein – April 21, 2014
  • Palm Beach Daily News – Newest Lawsuit Against Epstein Expected To Include Victim Testimony – 10/20/2013
  • Civil Justice Magazine – Interview with Brad Edwards – Janice Beasley Case – 02/06/2013
  • CBS 4 Miami – Exclusive: Sexual Assault Victim Alleges Abuse By Former Youth Pastor – 9/10/2012
  • Sun-Sentinel – Elevator Fall Nets Woman $13 Million Jury Award – 9/8/2012
  • Daily Business Review & Verdict Search – Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements of 2011 – July 2012
  • Daily Business Review – Suit Accuses Goldrush Strip Club of Scheme to Bilk Professionals – 6/13/2012
  • Daily Business Review – Shooting of Football Athlete Results in 4.26M Award – 11/17/2011
  • WPTV – More Legal Trouble for Palm Beach Billionaire Who Plead Guilty To Hiring Underage Prostitutes – 8/12/2011
  • Palm Beach Daily News – Jeffrey Epstein Amends Lawsuit; Claims Victim’s Attorney Threatened To Depose His Friends – 4/22/2011

Professional Associations:

  • American Association for Justice – Leaders Forum Member
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Broward County Justice Association – Member
  • Florida Justice Association – Member
  • National Crime Victims Bar Association – Member
  • The Children’s Healing Institute – Member
  • The Florida Bar – Member