ATTORNEY PROFILE

redwards.jpgCentral Florida Lawyer Rodney A. Edwards is a member of The Florida Bar, and is licensed to practice before all Florida State Courts and the United States Federal Courts, Middle District of Florida. Attorney Rodney A. Edwards is a native of Central Florida, born and raised in Melbourne, Florida.  As a student at Melbourne High School, Attorney Edwards heard the call to serve his country during a period of possible conflict.  In the year leading up to the first Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm), Attorney Edwards enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  In the months leading up to the start of the Gulf War, Attorney Edwards entered Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island, South Carolina.  Attorney Edwards’ military training as a decorated United States Marine has instilled in him the commitment to duty, service of others, as well as the drive to fight through the difficult struggles of the moment to accomplish the mission at hand.

After being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps, Attorney Edwards began to pursue his college education.  At all times during Attorney Edwards’ academic journey, he had to balance both work and family life with his academic pursuits.  After receiving his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, he applied to law school to pursue his dream of becoming an attorney and helping the community.  Attorney Edwards returned to his native Florida to attend Florida A&M University College of Law, where he competed as member of the BLSA Moot Court team and graduated in the top of his law school graduating class.  

Since graduating from Florida A&M University College of Law and passing the Florida Bar, Attorney Edwards has remained in the Central Florida area working hard in the community giving back to youth and families alike.

Education

Florida A&M University College of Law – Juris Doctor

University of Phoenix – Bachelors of Science Criminal Justice Administration

Educational Awards

Thurgood Marshall Scholar

Dr. Charles R. Drew Scholar

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 12th District Undergraduate Scholar of the Year

Experience

Law Offices of Muller & Sommerville, P.A.

Judicial Clerkship – Judge Reginald K. Whitehead, Ninth Judicial Circuit

Teaching Assistant – Florida A&M University College of Law

Law Clerk – Orlando City Attorney Office – OPD Legal Department

Law Clerk – Law Office of Damon E. Martin

Community Service

Speaking Guest – Black History Month, Shiloh Christian Academy

IRS VITA Clinic – Site Supervisor, Florida A&M University College of Law

Commencement Speaker – Graduation ceremony, Shiloh Christian Academy

Motivational Speaker – South Brevard Crime Conference

Organizations

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club – Central Florida Chapter

Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge of Florida F. & A.M., PHA

Eugene C. Johnson Lodge #318, PHA

Florida Bar

Orange County Bar Association

Paul C. Perkins Bar Association