John S Edwards

John S. Edwards

Attorney at Law
Location:
Roanoke, Virginia
Phone:
540-985-8625
Fax:
540-345-9950
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • State And Federal Appeals
  • White Collar Crime

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia Supreme Court, 1970
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals, 1971
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1974
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1976

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1970
    • Honors: Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review
    • Honors: University Judiciary Committee
    • Honors: Omnicron Delta Kappa; The Raven Society
  • Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York - 1967
    • Honors: Rockefeller Brothers Theological Fellowship 1966-67
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • A.B. cum laude - 1966

Published Works

  • Professional Responsibilities of the Federal Prosecutor, University of Richmond Law Review 511, Vol. 17, Spring, 1983

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University of Virginia Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Named "Leader in the Law", by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2012.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Roanoke Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1986 - 1988
  • Virginia Bar Association, Chair, Criminal Law Section, 1987 - 1991; Member, Board of Governors, 2012 - 2014
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Marine Corps, Captain/JAG Officer, 1971 - 1973
  • United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 1980 - 1981

Pro Bono Activities

  • Roanoke City Council, 1993 - 1995
  • Roanoke, Vice Mayor, 1994 - 1995
  • Senate of Virginia, 1996 - Present