Mr. Edwards earned his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University. In 1978, he successfully ran for mayor of Opelousas and was re-elected in 1982.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice and the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mayor, Opelousas, Louisiana, 1978-1986.