About Brad Edwards
Brad Edwards is the founding partner of Edwards Pottinger. He is a nationally recognized Board Certified Civil Trial attorney who specializes in providing civil representation for children, survivors of sexual abuse, and victims of violent crimes. In 2018, he obtained a $71 million jury verdict on behalf of a client who was sexually abused on board a private yacht. This was the largest jury verdict in the United States obtained on behalf of a single survivor of sexual abuse. Other notable achievements include obtaining one of the Top 50 verdicts in the United States in 2015, 2016, and 2018 and two of the top Florida verdicts in 2011 and 2012. Brad is perhaps best known for representing more than 60 sex trafficking victims of Jeffrey Epstein.
Before entering private practice, Brad was a lead trial attorney at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted violent criminals. Since then, he has devoted his practice and his life to fighting for children and victims of crime in state and federal courts across the country. Throughout his career, he has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.
Despite his busy trial schedule, Brad provides hundreds of hours of pro bono services and educational presentations each year to Victims Advocate Services and victims’ rights groups throughout the country. For more than a decade, Brad pursued a precedent-setting case in federal court on a pro bono basis on behalf of victims who were sexually molested by well-connected billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. In February 2019, the judge on the case ruled in the victims’ favor, holding clearly that the government had violated the rights of Epstein’s victims under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.
Brad’s professional peers have recognized him as a Top Rated Lawyer 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 to the highest level of professional excellence and unquestionable ethics. Brad has also been certified as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Brad has been profiled in The Best Lawyers in America and has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers and SuperLawyers as being one of the best lawyers in the country. Since 2015, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel has recognized Brad as one of the Nation’s Top One Percent.
His competitive edge is evident in the way he tirelessly prepares his cases. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Brad 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.
Brad currently serves on the board of the Broward County Justice Association and is a member of the following organizations: the American Board of Trial Advocates; the National Crime Victims Bar Association; the National Trial Lawyers Association; the Broward County Trial Lawyers; and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the New York Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the U.S. District Court, the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court, and the Middle District of Florida. He is admitted to practice in Florida, New York, and the District of Columbia.
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