Carl D. Edwards, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Lexington, KY

Miller Edwards Rambicure, PLLC
 | 300 East Main Street, Suite 360
Lexington, KY 40507-1564
Phone: 859-963-1763
Fax: 859-957-1889
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Administrative Law (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (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

Construction Litigation (30%): Construction Defects

Business Litigation (20%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Administrative Law (10%)

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Litigation, Medical Malpractice


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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About Carl Edwards, Jr.

Admitted: 1976, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Maiden v. North American Stainless, 125 Fed.Appx. 1 (6th Cir. 2004).  Kentucky Occupational Safety & Health Act preempts civil claims for retaliatory discharge
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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: 859-963-1763

Fax: 859-957-1889

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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