Donald P. Edwards

Donald P. Edwards

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Law Office of Donald P. Edwards
 | 170 Mitchell Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 877-938-4648
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile
Since 1973, the firm's focus is serving victims injured by another's negligence. This focus has led the firm to areas of practice involving vaccine injuries, motor vehicle collisions, slip/trip and falls, product liability, and wrongful death. The firm's motto: "Since 1973 -- A Commitment to Law and Community" is borne out through his many honors received from community and legal organizations for his active participation and support.

About Donald Edwards

Admitted: 1973, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.donaldpedwards.com/donald_edwards.php

Honors and Awards:

  • Atlanta's Most Influential African American Men, The Atlanta Business Journal, 2009
  • "In recognition of the highest service to the profession and the community", Inductee Gate City Hall of Fame, Gate City Bar Association, 2004
  • "For inspiring courageous and faithful efforts to build a just and peaceful world" This award was personally presented to me by the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, Blessed Are the Peacemakers Award, World Council of Churches
  • For Distinquished Service to Youth, Presented aby the National Court of Honor.  This award represents the highest award presented for volunteer service by the Atlanta Area Counsil of the BSA., Silver Beaver Award, Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • A boys dormitory for boys in the the care and custody of the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services was renamed in my honor., Fulton County DFCS
  • Father of the Year Award, Hillside International Truth Center
  • "100 Most Influential African Americans in Atlanta", Black Business Magazine
  • For work in the areas of world peacemaking., Special Honoree, Women's Action for New Directions
  • Chief Justice Benham Comunity Service Award, State Bar of Georgia

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Tennessee State Bar, 2011
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2001
  • Special Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1990
  • Member of the U.S. District Court Magistrate Selection Panel, 1986
  • President of the Northern Districtof Georgia Litigation Fund, Inc., 1985
  • Member of Board, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Inc., 1984
  • National Bar Association Board of Govenors, 1984
  • Elected President of the Gate City Bar Association, 1984
  • Life Member, National Bar Association., 1973

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Atlanta Business Journal listed "Atlanta's Top Influential African-American Men", 2009
  • Member of "The Open Door Community Advisory Board". THe Open Door Communhity provides hands on services to the homeless in Atlanta., 2007
  • Chairperson to the Fulton County Board of Ethics, 2003
  • Founding Member of the "InterFaith Atlanta Coalition For Justice and Peace In The World", 2001
  • Every Chuch A Peace Church,Inc., 2001
  • Chair of Christian Council of Metroplolitan Atlanta,Inc., 1999
  • District Chair for the South Atlanta "Sankofa" District of the Boy Scouts of America, 1999
  • Founding President and Chairman of the Board of Southwest Hospital Foundation., 1991
  • Board of Trustees of Southwest Hospital & Medical Center, Inc., 1991
  • Member and President of the Board of The Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, 1988
  • Member, Leadership Atlanta, 1986
  • Membe of the Board and Chair of the FultonCounty Department of Family and Children Services, 1986
  • Atlanta Branch NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award for "Dedicated Service to the NAACP in the Fight for Freedom and Justice", 1985
  • Atlanta Magazine's "100 Top Atlantans Under 40", 1984
  • Special Citation , awarded by the DeKalb (GA) Branch NAACP "For Your untiring Efforts in Protecting the Cponstitutional Rights of Black School Children in DeKalb County", 1983
  • Earl Warren Fellow, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., 1973
  • Producer and Host of "Every Church A Peace Church", an award-winning weekly TV program airing on the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcast Channel on Comcast and DISH TV.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Received a confidential settlement in excess of $300K from an international trucking company that struck plaintiff's vehicle while plaintiff was making a left turn. The challenging liability facts were overcome by a personable client., 2016
  • Obtained confidential settlement in the amount of $6M against a  trucking company following the death of a 45 year old gentleman whose car was struck by a tractor trailer while in the emergency lane of I-285., 2015
  • Recently obtained $1.14M against city of Atlanta on behalf of a young lady whose heel was caught in broken pavenment within a crosswalk. She incurred a sprained ankle and ligament damage that is permanent., 2011
  • Multiple verdicts and settlements exceeding $1M.

Educational Background:

  • Morehouse College, cum laude, 1969
Office Location for Donald P. Edwards

170 Mitchell Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

 

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Last Updated: 9/23/2016

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