Jonathan S. Edwards

Jonathan S. Edwards

Location:
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Phone:
865-482-7734
Fax:
865-482-7750
Email:

Jonathan is a graduate of the prestigious National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute. Knowing the importance of exploring every angle to defend his client’s cases, Jonathan is a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) practitioner trained to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Additionally, Jonathan has received a certification in NHTSA’s Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), which is catered towards prescription/drug/narcotic impairment. Jonathan has been selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney by The National Trial Lawyers. Furthermore, he has been nominated as 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Criminal Law and DUI/DWI by the American Institute of Criminal Law and DUI/DWI Attorneys, respectively. Jonathan was also invited to be a member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. Jonathan is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. Jonathan is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Anderson, Knox and Tennessee Bar Associations.

Jonathan Edwards was born and raised in East Tennessee. After graduating high school, Jonathan attended Tennessee Technological University. Jonathan graduated magna cum laude from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. While in college, Jonathan was a member of the Moot Court team, Mortar Board, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and was the President of the Pre-Law Society.

During law school at Michigan State University, Jonathan served as a Teaching Assistant in Equity for Professor of Law Emeritus, Clark Johnson. Additionally, Jonathan worked as a Student Public Defender with the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. All while maintaining academic standing on the Dean’s List.

Upon graduating from law school and admission to the bar, Jonathan returned to Knoxville, Tennessee to begin work at a firm primarily focusing on criminal defense and divorce. In 2014, Jonathan joined Ritter, & Edwards “An Association of Attorneys at Law.” Jonathan focuses his practice on criminal defense, DUI/DWI, and personal injury.

When Jonathan is not focused on defending his client’s rights, he enjoys long distance running, Crossfit, reading, paddle boarding, hiking, golf, and traveling. Jonathan is married with one son and two dogs and lives in the Knoxville area.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI/DWI
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2014

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant in Equity for Professor of Law Emeritus, Clark Johnson
  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 2010
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court team
    • Honors: Mortar Board
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
    • Honors: President, Pre-Law Society
    • Major: Political Science
  • National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute
    • Graduate

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Criminal Law and DUI/DWI, American Institute of Criminal Law and DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Invited to be a Member, American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association , Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, Member
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, Member
  • Anderson County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Washtenaw County Public Defender’s office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Student Public Defender
  • Michigan State University College of Law , Teaching Assistant, 2013
  • Breeding & Lodato, 2013 - 2014
  • Ritter & Edwards, 2014 - Present