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Carl D. Edwards, Jr.

Carl D. Edwards, Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Planning
  • Shareholder/Partnership Dispute
  • Business Litigation and Fraud
  • Employment Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Real Estate and Commercial Transaction
  • Civil Rights Litigation


Carl D. Edwards, Jr., has been engaged in the private practice of law in Ashland, Kentucky, since 1976. Mr. Edwards attended the University of Kentucky, receiving his B.B.A. Degree at UK's College of Business and Economics in 1973 and his J.D. Degree in 1976. While at the University, he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal staff and the Order of the Coif. He is currently a member of the Boyd County (past President), Kentucky, Ohio, and American Bar Associations; the Kentucky Defense Counsel (Director 1984-1990, President 1991-1992); the American Association for Justice; the Kentucky Justice Association; and the Kentucky School Board Attorneys' Association.

Mr. Edwards has concentrated his practice almost exclusively in litigation, both in state and federal courtrooms and before governmental administrative agencies. He is licensed and practices in both Kentucky and Ohio and handles a wide variety of major and complex litigation cases, with particular emphasis on malpractice defense, hospital law, personal injury, construction and commercial disputes, industrial and manufacturing issues, products liability, and premises liability. His administrative litigation practice involves the representation of Kentucky employers in contested occupational safety and health matters and in workers' compensation proceedings.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Kentucky, Kentucky
    • B.B.A. - 1973

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Insurance Defense Counsel, 1990 to 2003
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, (Kentucky Justice Association), 1980
  • American Association for Justice, 1981
  • American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 1981 to 1990
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, 1986
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, President, 1991 to 1992
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Boyd County Bar Association, Member and Past President

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1976
  • Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Published Works

  • Chapter 8: Expert Witnesses Kentucky Civil Practice at Trial, April, 1990