Monday, August 16, 2010

She Set the New Standard for "Blonde"

Lisa Edwards is an attorney who has been practicing law in Macon since 1991.

She hails from Soperton GA where she was a cheerleader, attended the Governor’s Honor’s Program in English/Communications, and graduated from Treutlen High School as valedictorian and STAR student. Her mother is a retired public school teacher and instilled a love of learning and reading in her.

After high school, she attended Wesleyan College, the oldest college chartered to grant degrees to women, on a scholarship. While there, she served as the editor of Wesleyan Creative Arts Magazine, Student Ambassador, peer tutor, and alumnae office assistant. She has lived in Macon ever since. Lisa graduated cum laude with a degree in English/Journalism in 1987. After working at The Macon Telegraph she attended Mercer University School of Law in Macon on a partial scholarship where she was the director of the Moot Court Board.

Lisa interned with Adams, Hemingway, Wilson, Baxter & Stone and Martin, Snow, Grant & Napier. She obtained her juris doctor degree in 1991 and worked at Martin Snow for 18 years, primarily handling insurance defense litigation such as workers’ compensation, motor vehicle accident, and premises liability claims. Working there gave Lisa the foundation and support she needed to learn her skills as a trial attorney and make a name for herself in the legal community.

In January 2010 Lisa took a leap of faith and opened a new law firm with one of her former partners, David Bullard. Bullard is a 1999 graduate of Mercer Law School and a former Marine. The new firm, known as Edwards & Bullard, LLP, is located at 3370 Vineville Ave., Suite 102 at The Commons Building.

Lisa and her partner have switched sides and now represent those who have been injured by the negligence of others, helping them get the best results possible in personal injury claims. Having worked for insurance companies for a combined 29 years she learned how to maximize recoveries for injured victims. According to Lisa, the decision to leave the security of her former firm where her partners felt like family was a hard one, but it was the right choice at this point in her life and career. “All change is difficult, but part of the reward is in knowing you had the guts to do it. My success from here on out is of my own making.”

Lisa feels good knowing she is helping those who otherwise are at a loss when trying to deal with large companies. Having lived in a variety of places as an Air Force brat and then growing up in Soperton, her small town upbringing has served her well in being able to relate to her clients and their life experiences and needs. Being a small business owner is exciting and scary at the same time, but very fulfilling.” She and Bullard are also trained mediators who are registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution so they can help attorneys and individuals resolve cases short of going to trial. Lisa is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Macon Bar Association, Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers, and vice president of the Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Lisa has two children, a 12 year-old son and a 10 year-old daughter who are the lights of her life. Lisa is a member of Vineville United Methodist Church. She also supports various local charities including the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Alzheimer’s Association, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Vineville United Methodist Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Macon Rescue Mission, Loaves & Fishes and Vine-Ingle Little League.

Cathy, cousin Kim Clark, Lisa, and Mrs. Rosalie.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for featuring a home town girl who's "done good" (not to mention the fact that she's my sister)!!

=) Cathy M. Pace