Valerie R. Edwards

Valerie R. Edwards

Partner

Office: Orlando, FL
Other Office: Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 407-345-5501
valerie.edwards@knchlaw.com

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Ms. Edwards practices complex civil litigation with an emphasis on construction and real estate law.  She has represented numerous developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in litigation in a variety of matters, including construction defect litigation, contract litigation, and litigation related to job site safety.  Ms. Edwards represents real estate brokers and salespersons and insurance professionals in professional liability matters. Ms. Edwards is also experienced in a wide range of general insurance defense matters, including insurance bad faith litigation and bodily injury/wrongful death claims.   

Education

  • Arizona State University, 1991 - B.S. Finance
  • Arizona State University, 1996 - M.B.A.
  • Arizona State University College of Law, 1996 - J.D. Pedrick Scholar

States Licensed to Practice

  • State Bar of Arizona, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2003
  • State Bar of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2013

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Executive Board Member (2009-2013)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court (1995-2013)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Chair, Construction Law Section (2006-2010); Secretary/Treasurer, Construction Law Section (2010-2011); Member at Large, Construction Law Section (2012)

Professional Recognition

  • Staff Writer, Arizona State Law Journal
  • Volunteer Instructor, State Bar of Arizona Course on Professionalism

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Litigation
  • General Legal Defense
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Workers' Compensation