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Scott J. Edwards, Esq.
Phone: 561-609-0760
Email: scott@scottjedwards.com
Web: http://www.edwardsappeals.com

Scott J. Edwards is an appellate and litigation attorney located in Boca Raton, Florida, and serving clients throughout the state of Florida. My practice is focused on appellate law, trial support, and complex motion practice. I am a third-generation Florida lawyer who is passionate about working with clients to meet their legal needs.

I have extensive experience in complex, high-stakes commercial, tort, and insurance appeals and litigation, with clients including major corporations in the insurance, automotive, theme park, railroad, construction, homeowners/condominium association, maritime, and industries. I am skilled in the drafting and successful arguing of appellate briefs, summary judgment motions, and other complex and dispositive motions. I am experienced in all aspects of litigation from inception through trial and appeal.

I graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Law. II also had the honor of serving on the Florida State University Law Review as Executive Editor and Notes & Comments Editor. The Law Review also published my article about insurance coverage for hurricane damages. I studied trial practice and evidence under Professor Charles Ehrhardt. I received the book award (highest grade in class) in Jurisprudence. I also studied law during a summer abroad in Paris and Montpellier, France.

During law school, I also served as an intern to the Hon. Emerson Thompson of Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a major in Psychology and a minor in International Studies. I spent a semester abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, studying international law and history.

I am admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the Supreme and Superior Courts of the United States Virgin Islands. I am co-chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee for the 2020-21 bar year. I was a board member of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section for five years, and was the Young Lawyers Section’s President in the 2020-21 bar year. I also served for two years as the co-chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. I am also a member of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section, the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, The Fourth District Court of Appeal Historical Society, the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Edwards Family PhotoI began my career at the at the law firms of Carlton Fields and Zimmerman, Kiser, & Sutcliffe in Orlando. At these firms, I represented a broad range of corporate clients in litigation and appellate matters. I later moved to South Florida, where I joined the law firm of Conroy Simberg in their appellate practice department, with a focus on representing clients in the insurance industry.

I founded Scott J. Edwards, P.A. in 2015 to provide my clients with high-quality, personalized, and efficient legal representation.

I live in Boca Raton, Florida with my wife Kelly, and my sons Oliver, Miles, and Rhys.

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Insurance Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Jurisdiction & Venue Issues
  • Federal Jurisdiction
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligent Security

Speaking Engagements

  • Appellate Case Law Review, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Moderator, Palm Beach County Bar Association Outstanding Appellate Advocacy Seminar
  • Preservation of Error for Trial Attorneys, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Insurance Coverage and the B.P. Oil Spill, Orange County Bar Association
  • Appellate Law 2018 Year in Review, Florida Lawyers Network
  • Personal Jurisdiction Arising From Internet Torts, Florida Lawyers Network
  • Understanding Circuit Court Professionalism Panels, Florida Lawyers Network
  • Using Social Media for Trial Preparation, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Articles

  • Personal Jurisdiction Arising from Internet Torts, The Advocate (South Palm Beach County Bar Association)
  • Florida Supreme Court’s New Ruling on Collateral Source Rule, The Advocate (South Palm Beach County Bar Association)
  • WHEREAS It Is Compulsory That Attorneys Shall Cease and Desist Forthwith From Using Said Legalese Found Herein, The Advocate (South Palm Beach County Bar Association)
  • The Wind and the Waves, Florida State University Law Review