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Judge James A. Edwards

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Candidate Background

Judicial Background

  • 2014 - present: 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott. In 2016, he won the retention vote by 69.43%.

Additional Background

Before being appointed, Judge Edwards was a practicing attorney for 35 years on state and federal cases. He worked in civil cases for both trial-level and appeal-level. In this time, he worked for many law firms, and from 2001 to 2005 he ran his own practice. He argued before a jury often and worked as a mediator for civil cases. He was able to practice in Florida and the Virgin Islands. In 2013 he was won the William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award by the Orange County Bar Association.

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