Carl D. Edwards, Jr.

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Lexington, KY

Miller Wells PLLC
 | 300 East Main Street, Suite 360
Lexington, KY 40507-1564
Phone: 859-309-6709
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (20%),
  • Administrative Law (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%)

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Attorney Profile

Carl D. Edwards, Jr. is a partner at Miller & Wells PLLC, located in Lexington, Kentucky. Focusing his practice on civil litigation, he provides defense representation for clients throughout the area in matters involving medical malpractice, products liability, construction disputes and premises liability cases.

Mr. Edwards has a particular emphasis in defending companies that have been accused of state or federal occupational health and safety violations and that are engaged in a variety of industries, including steel manufacturing, construction and food processing. He has also provided representation to Kentucky employers in workers' compensation disputes, and he has served as lead counsel in more than 50 medical malpractice trials on behalf of hospitals, physicians and other health care practitioners.

After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Kentucky in 1973, Mr. Edwards went on to attend the University of Kentucky College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor with distinction in 1976. A member of the Kentucky Law Journal, he was inducted into the Order of the Coif in recognition of his high degree of scholarship. Admitted to practice in Kentucky, Mr. Edwards is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 6th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Edwards is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Kentucky Justice Association, the American Association for Justice and the Defense Research Institute. He is also a past president of Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Edwards has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and was selected to Kentucky SuperLawyers in 2016 and 2017.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower

Administrative Law (30%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Employment Litigation (10%): Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer

Construction Litigation (10%): Construction Defects

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

General Litigation: Litigation

Employment Litigation: Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer

Construction Litigation: Construction Defects

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017

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About Carl Edwards, Jr.

Admitted: 1976, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: http://www.millerwells.com/edwards.html

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Board of Directors, Kentucky Bar Association Litigation Section, 2014
  • Exceptional Performance Citation, Defense Research Institute, 1992
  • President, Kentucky Defense Counsel, 1991
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 1990
  • Member of Board of Directors, Kentucky Defense Counsel, 1989
  • American Justice Association
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • President, Boyd County Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Former President and Board Member, Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Kentucky Association of Hospital Attorneys
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of Board of Directors, Ashland Community & Technical College, 2008
  • Member, Russell Independent Board of Education, 1996

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Expert Witnesses, Kentucky Civil Litigation at Trial, 1990

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Collins v. Gross, M.D., Boyd Circuit Court No. 14-CI-00626 (tried January 2017):  successful defense of ophthalmologist against patient's claims of negligent failure to diagnose and treat rare eye infection, and failure to timely refer to corneal specialist, with unanimous verdict for defendant., 2017
  • Shook v. Dickson, Jefferson Circuit Court No. 11-CI-006921 (tried August 2016):  Represented the plaintiffs in an action involving contract breach, wrongful interference with devise or inheritance, intentional infliction of emotional harm, and punitive damages, resulting in jury verdict for plaintiffs in the total amount of $3,270,000., 2016
  • Meade Construction Co. v. Mansfield Commercial Electric, Inc., 579 S.W.2d 105 (Ky. 1979). Adopting doctrine of promissory estoppel in application, but not name, to bind subcontractor to electrical bid upon which general contractor relied in submitting total project quote
  • Gryzb v. Evans, 700 S.W.2d 399 (Ky. 1985).  Affirming dismissal of claim of wrongful discharge of "terminable-at-will" employee in absence of a clear public policy prohibiting the termination, supplementing Firestone Textile Co. Div. v. Meadows, 666 S.W.2d 730 (Ky. 1984)
  • Maiden v. North American Stainless, 125 Fed.Appx. 1 (6th Cir. 2004).  Kentucky Occupational Safety & Health Act preempts civil claims for retaliatory discharge
  • Flowitt v. Ashland Hospital Corp., 2007 WL 1519392 (Ky.App. 2007).  Affirming, in part, judgment notwithstanding verdict for employer for failure of physician to establish that hospital "regarded" physician as disabled under ADA and KRS 344.010
  • Jarrett v. Saltz, 2007 WL 4355449 (Ky. App. 2007).  Precursor to adoption by Kentucky Supreme Court of "loss-of-chance" doctrine in Kemper v. Gordon, 272 S.W.3d 146 (Ky. 2008)

Educational Background:

  • University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics, BBA, with honors, 1973
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Office Location for Carl D. Edwards, Jr.

300 East Main Street
Suite 360
Lexington, KY 40507-1564

Phone: 859-309-6709

 

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Last Updated: 4/13/2017

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