Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards

Attorney at Law

Portland
Oregon
Licensed in
SC
Charleston School of Law
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About
After law school, Jonathan worked at a firm that represented high-level criminal defendants in federal court. After half a year of that, he decided that criminal defense was not for him. Wanting to be the lead attorney on a wider array of issues, Jonathan opened his own practice. But when the opportunity to serve as the chief legal counsel for a university arose, he began the process of winding down his private practice.

As general counsel, Jonathan advised a broad range of departments, from an HR department to a police department, as well as the President and the Board. He also taught Business Law, which covers a wide variety of legal
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"Jonathan worked on a variety of legal issues for Francis Marion University, including real estate transactions, gift agreements, and contractual reviews. His guidance with liability issues relating to potential tort claims was especially beneficial, both proactively with event planning and reactively to situations involving possible litigation. --Darryl Bridges, V.P. Finance & Facilities"

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"Jonathan served as the General Counsel for Francis Marion University for six years. During that period, he handled a wide array of issues- from tort litigation to student disciplinary hearings, to the drafting of Title IX guidelines and procedures. Jonathan is highly professional , and his work always impeccable. Fred Carter President, Francis Marion University"

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Work History

Francis Marion University

General Counsel

Feb 2014 - Jul 2020

Served as the primary attorney for Francis Marion University, directing the legal activities of the University. Provided legal advice and counsel to the President and University Staff and Faculty regarding contracts and other legal documents; property acquisitions; labor and employment; and student affairs. Assisted University officials with the development of policies and procedures and the draft

Feb 2014 - Jul 2020

Francis Marion University

Adjunct Instructor

Feb 2014 - Jul 2020

Taught Business Law every semester.

Feb 2014 - Jul 2020

Jonathan Edwards Law Office, LLC

Owner/Attorney

Apr 2020 - Feb 2014

Operated a law firm focusing on business law, family law, and estate planning.

Apr 2020 - Feb 2014

Parham Law Firm, LLC

Attorney

Oct 2012 - Mar 2013

Represented clients on all aspects of criminal defense cases and civil litigation.

Oct 2012 - Mar 2013

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