TAMPA, Fla.; October 15, 2013 — The statewide law firm Broad and Cassel is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Edwards, who joins the Tampa office as Of Counsel in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment and Corporate and Securities Practice Groups.
Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Edwards served as General Counsel and Director of Legal Services for a national privately held Professional Employment Organization (PEO). As a member of the executive management team, he was a decision maker for complex commercial litigation strategy, regulatory issues, employment litigation and contracts.
He has significant experience managing corporate, commercial and employment practices liability insurance claims. Edwards has defended clients from charges of discrimination brought before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), various human rights commissions and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He has also represented clients in wage claims before the Department of Labor.
Edwards received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Florida Southern College. While in college, he achieved many honors and served as commencement speaker for his graduating class.
Broad and Cassel established its Tampa office in 1994. The firm’s Tampa attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Auto Dealership/Repair Shop Defense and Regulatory Compliance, Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Securities, Labor and Employment Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Computer and Technology Law. The office was acknowledged in “Corporate Counsel” magazine by Sonic Automotive as its best corporate counsel nationwide. Broad and Cassel, founded on January 1, 1946, has more than 160 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in nine offices throughout the state of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries. For more information, please visit us online at www.broadandcassel.com.