Jerry Edwards, Jr.

Jerry Edwards

Director

318-934-0216
jedwards@bwor.com
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Jerry Edwards

Director

318-221-6858
jedwards@bwor.com
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Jerry Edwards’ practice involves litigation in diverse areas, with an emphasis in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, personal injury defense and municipal law.

Mr. Edwards graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in political science. While at Georgia State, he served as President of the Student Government and Vice-Chair of the Student Advisory Council to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. He received his J.D. from Vermont Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and President of the Student Bar Association.

Before joining Blanchard Walker, Mr. Edwards was a law clerk for First Judicial District Court judges Scott J. Crichton (now on the Louisiana Supreme Court) and Jeanette G. Garrett (now on the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal).

Mr. Edwards is a member of the Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee for the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is also Chairman of the Northwest Community Partnership Panel for the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He was a member of the Louisiana Judiciary Commission from 2011-2015, serving as Chair in 2014-2015.

Mr. Edwards is a board member of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Volunteers of America of North Louisiana.

Mr. Edwards has presented for the Louisiana Judicial College, the Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit, the National Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Association on topics ranging from Judicial Discipline, Ethics, Professionalism and Torts.

Mr. Edwards is a Director of the firm and may be reached at (318) 934-0216.

Jerry Edwards’ practice involves litigation in diverse areas, with an emphasis in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, personal injury defense and municipal law.

Mr. Edwards graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in political science. While at Georgia State, he served as President of the Student Government and Vice-Chair of the Student Advisory Council to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. He received his J.D. from Vermont Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and President of the Student Bar Association.

Before joining Blanchard Walker, Mr. Edwards was a law clerk for First Judicial District Court judges Scott J. Crichton (now on the Louisiana Supreme Court) and Jeanette G. Garrett (now on the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal).

Mr. Edwards is a member of the Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee for the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is also Chairman of the Northwest Community Partnership Panel for the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He was a member of the Louisiana Judiciary Commission from 2011-2015, serving as Chair in 2014-2015.

Mr. Edwards is a board member of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Volunteers of America of North Louisiana.

Mr. Edwards has presented for the Louisiana Judicial College, the Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit, the National Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Association on topics ranging from Judicial Discipline, Ethics, Professionalism and Torts.

Mr. Edwards is a Director of the firm and may be reached at (318) 934-0216.

Jerry Edwards’ practice involves litigation in diverse areas, with an emphasis in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, personal injury defense and municipal law.

Mr. Edwards graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in political science. While at Georgia State, he served as President of the Student Government and Vice-Chair of the Student Advisory Council to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. He received his J.D. from Vermont Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and President of the Student Bar Association.

Before joining Blanchard Walker, Mr. Edwards was a law clerk for First Judicial District Court judges Scott J. Crichton (now on the Louisiana Supreme Court) and Jeanette G. Garrett (now on the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal).

Mr. Edwards is a member of the Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee for the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is also Chairman of the Northwest Community Partnership Panel for the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He was a member of the Louisiana Judiciary Commission from 2011-2015, serving as Chair in 2014-2015.

Mr. Edwards is a board member of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Volunteers of America of North Louisiana.

Mr. Edwards has presented for the Louisiana Judicial College, the Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit, the National Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Association on topics ranging from Judicial Discipline, Ethics, Professionalism and Torts.

Mr. Edwards is a Director of the firm and may be reached at (318) 934-0216.

 
Jerry Edwards’ practice involves litigation in diverse areas, with an emphasis in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, personal injury defense and municipal law.

Mr. Edwards graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in political science. While at Georgia State, he served as President of the Student Government and Vice-Chair of the Student Advisory Council to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. He received his J.D. from Vermont Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and President of the Student Bar Association.

Before joining Blanchard Walker, Mr. Edwards was a law clerk for First Judicial District Court judges Scott J. Crichton (now on the Louisiana Supreme Court) and Jeanette G. Garrett (now on the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal).

Mr. Edwards is a member of the Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee for the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is also Chairman of the Northwest Community Partnership Panel for the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He was a member of the Louisiana Judiciary Commission from 2011-2015, serving as Chair in 2014-2015.

Mr. Edwards is a board member of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Volunteers of America of North Louisiana.

Mr. Edwards has presented for the Louisiana Judicial College, the Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit, the National Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Association on topics ranging from Judicial Discipline, Ethics, Professionalism and Torts.

Mr. Edwards is a Director of the firm and may be reached at (318) 934-0216.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

 

Jerry Edwards’ practice involves litigation in diverse areas, with an emphasis in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, personal injury defense and municipal law.

Mr. Edwards graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in political science. While at Georgia State, he served as President of the Student Government and Vice-Chair of the Student Advisory Council to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. He received his J.D. from Vermont Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and President of the Student Bar Association.

Before joining Blanchard Walker, Mr. Edwards was a law clerk for First Judicial District Court judges Scott J. Crichton (now on the Louisiana Supreme Court) and Jeanette G. Garrett (now on the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal).

Mr. Edwards is a member of the Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee for the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is also Chairman of the Northwest Community Partnership Panel for the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He was a member of the Louisiana Judiciary Commission from 2011-2015, serving as Chair in 2014-2015.

Mr. Edwards is a board member of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Volunteers of America of North Louisiana.

Mr. Edwards has presented for the Louisiana Judicial College, the Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit, the National Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Association on topics ranging from Judicial Discipline, Ethics, Professionalism and Torts.

Mr. Edwards is a Director of the firm and may be reached at (318) 934-0216.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

Mr. Adkins’ practice at Blanchard Walker focuses on energy and commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes a broad array of commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination; mineral landowner and lessee disputes; mineral regulatory issues; and, other aspects of oilfield litigation. 

He earned his undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana (summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi) and his law degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

Mr. Adkins was admitted to practice in 1984 and joined Blanchard Walker in 1988.  He has practiced in numerous state courts throughout the State of Louisiana and in all Louisiana federal district courts, and has appeared before both the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the American, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Adkins also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.


Litigation
Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights
Personal Injury Defense
Municipal Law
Louisiana, 2006
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, 2005

J.D.

Georgia State University, 2002

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Memberships

American Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Shreveport Bar Association

Community Involvement:
Community Foundation of North Louisiana, Board of Directors
Volunteers of America North Louisiana, Vice Chair
Junior Achievement, Volunteer
Lawyers-in-Libraries, Volunteer
Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee for the Louisiana Supreme Court, Member
Northwest Community Partnership Panel for the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Chairman

Honors

2015 Top 40 under 40 young professionals, recognized
by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
Named a Louisiana Rising Star in Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2012
Included in the 2014 Hot List by Lawyers of Color
Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Top Minority Business Professional of the Year Nominee, 2013