Legal Service With A Special Touch
Illinois & Missouri
618.215.2010 / 314.441.5903

The Edwards' Law Offices      

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About Our Attorney


- Washington University School of Law - St. Louis, JD Degree, 1974

- University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX. - Additional Studies and Internship, 1973

- University of Miami School of Law - Miami, Fl., 1970

- St. Louis University, BA Degree, 1970

- St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, AA Degree, 1988

Licensed to Practice Law:

- State of Illinois - State and Federal Courts

- State of Missouri - State and Federal Courts

Legal Experience:

Benjamin F. Edwards brings more than forty (40) years of legal experience, knowledge, and wisdom to cases that he handles. He is a former Ecclesiastic Judge in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Inc., and has deliberated and ruled on complex and challenging church issues impacting people, property, and institutions from all over the world.

Attorney Edwards is a former Illinois Assistant Attorney General (Child Support and Lien Collection) and Special Assistant Attorney General (Eminent Domain), former Chairman of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the Fifth Appellate District, and former NAACP Legal Redress Chairman. In addition, he has served as a municipal corporation counsel, township attorney, village attorney, fire and police board attorney, special city prosecutor, school board attorney, church attorney, and adjunct criminal Justice instructor.

Community, Church, and Bar Association Activities:

Attorney Edwards is active in his church, community and bar association. He is a senior officer, and ministry leader in his local church, and a member of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (Legal Aid) Board of Directors. He is a former church school superintendent, church school teacher, local bar association president, state bar association committee chairman, and has served on the boards of several other community and charitable organization. Attorney Edwards has strong family and Christian values.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes; first the Jews, then to the Gentiles ".  Rom. 1:16