Mr. Edwards has been practicing labor and employment law for over 40 years and has represented a broad spectrum of employers – large and small, private and public, local and national, in a wide variety of industries. He is currently the founder and General Counsel for the Center for Independent Employees and General Counsel for RWP Labor, a management consulting firm with an emphasis on positive employee relations.

Mr. Edwards attended the College of William & Mary in Virginia and received his B.A. in Government in 1965, his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1968 and his Masters in Labor Law from George Washington University in 1970.

Mr. Edwards has been a partner in four (4) labor and employment law firms:

  • Erwin, Bradley and Edwards
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, Stewart & Edwards, P.C.
  • Haynsworth, Baldwin, Miles, Johnson, Greaves & Edwards, P.A.
  • Edwards Ballard, Bishop, Sturm,, Clark & Keim, P.A. (where he was the founder and managing partner and also instrumental in merging the firm with the national law firm of Ford & Harrison, LLP)

Mr. Edwards is married with two adult children. He is a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church, past president of the Spartanburg County Bar Association, a 20 plus years Board Member of the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of the Upstate (also a 4-term Chairman),a 20+ years Board Member of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce(also General Counsel),a 20+ years Board Member of the Upstate Employers Association and current Chairman of Help Up Works as well as a past Rotarian.

Professionally, Mr. Edwards has been recognized by his peers with an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble®. He was also elected as a Fellow of the highly selective College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

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