Linward C. Edwards is a native of Florence, South Carolina. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1995. He then went on to serve his country in The United States Air Force for four years before returning home and attending Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. He earned his Bachelors of Business Degree in 2004. Mr. Edwards then attended the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law in Washington, D.C. and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2010. While in law school, he clerked for the Public Defender’s Office of the District of Columbia and was a summer Judicial Clerk for the Fourth Circuit Federal Judge, the Honorable Margaret Seymour.
While at the court he learned the inner workings of the criminal justice system.
From initial arrest to sentencing, he has worked first-hand with criminal defendants, prosecutors, and judges throughout the entire process. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Edwards accepted a position at The Sellers Law Firm located in Dillon, South Carolina. He learned the dynamics of how to run a law practice first-hand under the tutelage of supervising attorney Rosalind Sellers.
In April 2012, he then opened his own law practice, The Law Office of Linward Edwards II, where he continues to represent clients in state and federal court cases today. His practice focuses on the areas of Personal Injury Law primarily automobile accidents, limited criminal defense and Family Law cases. In December 2014, Mr. Edwards was appointed as a Municipal Court Judge for the city of Florence, South Carolina. He continues to serve in that capacity on a part-time basis. He serves on numerous boards in his community including the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area as well as The N.A.A.C.P. Linward is also an active and founding member of M.I.N.G.L.E of the Pee Dee which stands for Minorities Involved In Networking, Growth, Leadership, and Empowerment. The nonprofit was formed in 2014 and its primary purpose was to highlight minority businesses and professionals of color. Linward and his wife Jennifer have three sons named Amir, Tahjae, and Cordae. Linward enjoys the practice of law and when he is not spending time with his family he’s mentoring local youth whom express an interest in the legal profession.
Bachelors of Business, Francis Marion University, 2004
Juris Doctor, Univ. of the District of Columbia : David A. Clarke School of Law. 2010
State of South Carolina
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina