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Randy Edwards, Esq.

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Practice Areas:

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Complex Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Franchise Litigation

Biography

Randy is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and has been practicing law for over 25 years. He spent the first half of his career at two of Atlanta’s premier law firms, Kilpatrick Stockton (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton) where he was a partner for 8 years, and Smith Currie & Hancock where he was an associate for 4 years.

In 2009, he opted for lower overhead and a shorter commute and formed Cochran & Edwards with his childhood friend and neighbor, Scott Cochran. He is licensed in both Georgia and Alabama. As a former NFL defensive lineman, Randy brings a “unique” attitude to the courtroom.

Randy is a trial lawyer and primarily handles the following types of cases:

Business Litigation

With a master’s degree in finance, Randy has unique experience with business cases involving complex damage models. He has handled a wide variety of cases including trade secrets, patents, failed business acquisitions, medical devices, non-competition agreements and construction accidents (representing contractors, suppliers and owners).

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Randy has extensive experience with serious personal injury and death cases involving cars, trucks and motorcycles, products liability, road construction, particularly cases against the Georgia Department of Transportation and its contractors, and failed medical devices.

Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith

Randy started his career defending insurance coverage in bad faith cases. He knows how insurance companies approach cases, and where they bury the skeletons when they blow coverage. For over ten years now, Randy has exclusively represented policy holders in disputes with their insurers.

Randy was a 4-year letterman and 3-year starter as a defensive lineman for the University of Alabama where he played for legendary Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, and was named a permanent captain by his Alabama teammates. Randy went on to play four years for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He was primarily a “nickel” pass-rusher for the Seahawks, with his best year being 1985 when he had 10.5 quarterback sacks.

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Alabama
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: Student-Athlete of the Year, School of Commerce & Business Administration, 1984
    • Honors: Letterman, Varsity Football, 1980 - 1983
    • Honors: Defensive Captain, 1983
    • Major: Corporate Finance
  • University of Alabama Graduate School of Business
    • M.A. - 1992
    • Major: Corporate Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1992
  • Georgia, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Alabama

Honors

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Classes & Seminars

  • Maintaining Trade Secrets and Enforcing Non-Competes, Southeast Franchise Forum, Atlanta Georgia, 05/11/2010 to 05/11/2010
  • Much ado about Daubert, Construction Super conference, San Francisco, CA

Representative Cases

  • $12.5 million jury verdict for securities fraud, RICO, breach of contract and fraud, RMNANDCO, Inc. vs. Fitch et al., Superior Court of Monroe County, Georgia 2010-CV-602, 2010
  • FDIC vs. Skow et al.
  • Salter v. Alley
  • Reversal of summary judgment denying insurance coverage for theft of Lamborghini, Byrd vs. USAA, 317 Ga. App. 280 (2012) , 2012
  • Confidential settlement of insurance coverage and conversion claim for theft of Lamborghini, Barry Byrd vs. USAA and Barry Byrd vs. Selena International, Inc.
  • Amendia, Inc. vs. Spine 360
  • $5.5 Million settlement for former franchisee against Atlanta Bread Company for wrongful termination of multiple Atlanta Bread franchises after Supreme Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of former Atlanta Bread franchisee. , Atlanta Bread Company International, Inc. vs. Lupton-Smith, 285 Ga. 587, 2009
  • $12.5 million jury verdict for products liability against Suzuki for injuries caused by defective front on motorcycle
  • $3.8 million jury verdict for target of failed business acquisition.
  • Confidential settlement with insurance company for bad faith denial of contents claim for house flooded during remodeling.
  • $1.25 judgment for bank in suit against real estate developer for loan default and dismissal of developer’s claims for fraud and conversion.
  • $1 million settlement with Georgia Department of Transportation for defective road causing crash which resulted in death of driver that lost control, a young mother with infant in car with her.
  • Confidential settlement with Highway contractor for injuries resulting from multi-vehicle crash caused by flooding on interstate during widening project.
  • Confidential settlement with Highway contractor for injuries caused by poor on-ramp markings during construction project.
  • Confidential settlement with spinal implant manufacturer for broken spinal screws
  • Confidential settlement with hotel for wreck caused by courtesy van driver
  • $340,000 arbitration award for former franchisee against Any Lab Test Now for wrongful termination of franchise and area development agreements.
  • Confidential Settlement against addiction treatment center for alleged malpractice resulting in death of patient.
  • Confidential Settlement of trade secrets claims related to failed business acquisition

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Bar Association, Member
  • Alabama Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section, Member

Past Positions

  • Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, Partner
  • Smith Currie & Hancock, Associate