Catastrophic Personal Injury
General Civil Litigation
Dr. Edmond is the managing and founding partner of Edmond Lindsay & Atkins, LLP, an Atlanta law firm with a concentration in the area of plaintiffs? wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury ? namely medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, product liability and other cases involving catastrophic injuries.
Dr. Edmond received a B.S. in biology in 1983 from Morehouse College in Atlanta. He received his medical degree from Duke University (Durham, NC) in 1987 and did post-graduate training in general surgery at Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He served five years as a physician and a captain in the United States Army. Dr. Edmond served as the Brigade Surgeon for the 3rd Brigade, the 2nd Infantry Division on the demilitarized zone in the Republic of Korea. During his last three years on active duty, he served as a staff physician at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
While practicing medicine at the Pentagon, Dr. Edmond attended law school at night and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After law school, Dr. Edmond spent a number of years practicing in managed care medicine and operating JurisMed, a medical-legal consulting company. Dr. Edmond was also the medical director for four years at a large metropolitan Atlanta jail.
Dr. Edmond practiced law for two years with the firm of famed attorney Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. While with The Cochran Firm, Dr. Edmond successfully litigated a number of multi-million dollar personal injury cases. He resolved the civil suit for the widow of the D.C. postal worker who died from an anthrax infection that was acquired through the Brentwood Postal Office. He received one of the largest settlements for medical negligence in the history of a South Carolina county for a suit involving a woman who died from the delayed diagnosis of a rare heart condition. Dr. Edmond won one of the largest jury verdicts in the state of North Carolina for a non-death nursing home negligence suit.
Six months after opening the doors of his own law firm in 2003, Dr. Edmond settled a multi-million dollar suit against a company for distributing defective biomedical material to a patient. He has successfully litigated dozens of various personal injury and civil suits. Dr. Edmond represents a number of the victims and widows from the Imperial Sugar Refinery that exploded in Savannah, GA in February 2008. In addition, he is pursuing a multi-million dollar suit against private defense contractors in federal court in DC on behalf of widows and victims of torture in the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. His firm, Edmond, Lindsay & Atkins, is currently moving dozens of civil suits in numerous courts throughout the nation.
Dr. Edmond has published articles in medical journals and is an active speaker on the subjects of medical and medical-legal issues. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, The American Bar Association, The National Bar Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and a number of other professional organizations.
He is an active member of the Atlanta community and lives with his family in Inman Park. He is currently the Chairperson of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. He is the former Chairperson of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board, and he was just appointed to the MARTA Board of Directors. He is the head coach of an 8 & 9-year-old basketball team at the Eastlake YMCA and he coaches baseball at Medlock Park in Decatur.
It is this same sense of caring that gives Dr. Edmond his bed-side manner with the law as he takes special care of the clients who come to Edmond & Lindsay for legal advice. The philosophy of the firm of Edmond & Lindsay is Sometimes ?I?m sorry? is not enough.