Distinguished Legal Experience
for Southwest Virginia

Let Edwards Law Firm in Roanoke, VA, Fight for You

When people find themselves involved in a legal matter, they want representation from an attorney who understands them. They want an attorney they can trust, one that will work with them and fight for them. 

In Southwest Virginia, people know that Attorney John S. Edwards has the experience and knowledge to handle their cases. Whether in commercial litigation, white-collar crime,  personal injury, trusts and estates, state or federal appeals, or traffic cases, John S. Edwards offers superior legal representation.

Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment. Call us at (540) 985-8625 or contact us online. No case is too simple or too complex for Edwards Law Firm.

We Provide Many Expert Legal Services

The Edwards Law Firm provides a wide variety of expert legal services all across Southwest Virginia. With our four decades of legal experience, we provide legal representation for:

We Represent Clients All Across Southwest Virginia

We love to help the people of Southwest Virginia in whatever legal needs they may have.
We proudly serve:

$1 Million Settlement

In 2018, Attorney Edwards won a $1 million settlement for a 19-year-old Virginia man who suffered a 15-foot fall in May 2016 that left him a quadriplegic. The man had visited his sister and descended an outside staircase at her apartment building. On his way down, he stopped to pet a neighbor’s dog and placed his hand on the handrail to steady himself. The handrail gave way, and the man fell to the ground, suffering grave injuries. Edwards brought a lawsuit on behalf of the man on the grounds that the handrail was in violation of the Virginia Maintenance Code and that the landlord had a common law duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn of any unsafe conditions.

The Attorney John S. Edwards Story

Attorney John S. Edwards has extraordinary experience as a lawyer, practicing for over 40 years. He has represented clients in commercial litigation and personal injury lawsuits. He has defended white-collar criminal charges. He has handled state and federal appeals. He has advised people through the twists and turns of trusts and estate planning.

Edwards Law Firm provides unique representation that few firms can offer. Edwards served as a JAG officer in the United States Marine Corps. He has served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. He has argued cases in the Virginia trial courts, the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court, the federal district courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Edwards has also served on Roanoke City Council and as vice-mayor of Roanoke, VA, and is a Virginia State Senator.

Bar Admissions
  •  Virginia Supreme Court, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1971
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1974
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1976
Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York:
  • Honors: Rockefeller Brothers Theological Fellowship, 1966-67
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey:
  • A.B. cum laude, 1966

Elected Offices

  • Roanoke, VA, City Council, 1993-95
  • Roanoke, VA, Vice-Mayor, 1994-95
  • Senate of Virginia, 1996-Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1986-88
  • Virginia Bar Association, Chair, Criminal Law Section, 1987-91; Member, Board of Governors, 2012-14
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA:
  • J.D., 1970
  • Honors: Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review
  • Honors: University Judiciary Committee
  • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa; The Raven Society
Published Works
  • Professional Responsibilities of the Federal Prosecutor,
University of Richmond Law Review 511, Vol. 17, Spring, 1983
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University of Virginia Law School
Honors and Awards
  • Named “Leader in the Law,” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2012

Past Government Positions

  • U.S. Marine Corps, Captain/JAG Officer, 1971-73
  • United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia, 1980-81

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