Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.

Edwards and Ragatz, P.A. believes everyone deserves justice. Firm partners Tom Edwards and Eric Ragatz fight everyday to give Jacksonville residents a voice in the courtroom. Through the pursuit of equality, fairness, honesty and integrity, they attempt to right the wrongs that occur by protecting your rights in the justice system.

Thomas S. Edwards, Jr., graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1983. He is an AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has served as past president of the Jacksonville Chapter of the ABOTA, Jacksonville Bar, Jacksonville Trial Lawyers, and the Florida Justice Association. In 2012, Mr. Edwards was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council and was named the 2012 Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law by Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication. He has accepted an invitation to become a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and will be inducted in April 2013.

Eric Ragatz graduated from the Stetson University College of Law in 1996. He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. Eric’s practice areas include personal injury and wrongful death cases, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, products liability and complex civil litigation. Eric is admitted to all Florida Courts, all United States District Courts in Florida and is a licensed member of the State Bar of Georgia.

By focusing our efforts solely on trials, we prepare every case for presentation before a jury. Securing justice for our clients is a mission that we approach with a relentless work ethic. Our peers know they can trust us with their clients; as a result, around 80 percent of our cases are referred to us through other attorneys.

Recently, Tom Edwards and Eric Ragatz won a landmark verdict for a client. The medical malpractice case resulted in an awarded verdict of $168 million, plus $10 million in punitive damages from HCA/Memorial Hospital. Due to statutory sanctions against the defendant, the resulting Judgments were approximately $228 million and believed to be one of the largest malpractice awards in the history of the state. We are pleased that our client saw the justice that he deserved.

Now, let us help you.


*Awarded amounts are before deduction for attorney’s fees  and expenses. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should  not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.


pictured: Thomas S. Edwards Jr. & Eric C. Ragatz 


501 Riverside  Ave., Suite 601, Jacksonville, FL 32202 • 904.399.1609