R.L. “Ed” Edwards is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, having earned a degree in Workforce Education and Development cum laude. In December of 2005, Ed completed his legal training at Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law receiving a Juris Doctor degree.
Admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2006, Ed started his own law firm in Hancock County, Mississippi. While in the solo practice of law from 2006 to 2009, Ed was able to work at refining his skills in the litigation of personal injury claims, domestic and family law issues, and criminal defense.
Ed is both a US Navy veteran and a US Army veteran, having served 9 years in the Navy rising to the rank of Electronics’ Technician First Class (E-6). After the continued terror attacks on the US, Ed joined the Mississippi Army National Guard. Ed has answered our Nation’s call to serve several times throughout his career. He has deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn, and was most recently deployed to Camp Beurhing, Kuwait in 2015 with the 185th Theater Aviation Brigade where he was Brigade Trial Counsel. Ed currently holds the rank of Major in the US Army JAG Corps.
Ed and his wife, Becky made the decision to make the Mississippi Gulf Coast their home in 2015 when they purchased a home overlooking the Mississippi Sound. Coming from New Orleans to the Coast has been a wonderful experience and Ed made the decision to reestablish his law practice on the Gulf Coast. R.L. “Ed” Edwards, Attorney & Counselor at Law, Inc. Ed is the City Prosecutor for the city of Bay St. Louis, MS, and was recently named Assistant County Prosecutor in Harrison County, MS.
Ed is extremely familiar with the criminal justice system of Hancock and Harrison Counties and can assist you in achieving the best possible solution for your individual situation.
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