Randall K. Edwards,
Attorney at Law
University of Utah; Juris Doctor
Brigham Young University; B.A.,
Judicial law clerk for Justice
Thomas L. Steffen, Nevada Supreme Court 1982-1983
Licensed to practice law in
Randall K. Edwards has a wealth
of experience both as a trial lawyer and as a counselor and planner. After
years of working in both the public sector (in both the Salt Lake City, Utah
City Attorney’s Office and the Reno, Nevada, City Attorney’s Office) and in
private practice in Nevada and Utah, Mr. Edwards opened the Law Office of
Randall K. Edwards, a firm that truly defines the title “Attorney and
Counselor At Law.” As an attorney – literally one who represents the
interest of another – Mr. Edwards has participated in trials, appeals,
administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations. As a counselor – one
who advises another on the best course of action to take in a particular
circumstance – Mr. Edwards counsels clients on a myriad of legal issues.
Attorney at Law
Licensed in the states of Utah,
California, Nevada and Arizona, Mr. Edwards has handled complex negotiations
and lawsuits that include the following:
As counsel for the Libertarian
Party of Nevada, Mr. Edwards succeeded in having the Nevada statutes on
ballot access for minority political parties declared unconstitutional.
As Chief Deputy City Attorney for
the City of Reno, Mr. Edwards successfully defended the largest public works
project in Northern Nevada – a railroad trench through the heart of the City
– against challenge by special interest groups opposed to the project. The
case was ultimately decided in the City of Reno’s favor by the Nevada
As an appellate lawyer, Mr.
Edwards has briefed and argued a host of cases before various appellate
courts, including the Supreme Courts of Nevada and Utah. At the outset of
his career, Mr. Edwards was a judicial law clerk for the Supreme Court of
In a jury trial in Arizona
Superior Court in Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Edwards successfully defended a
manufacturer against a breach of employment contract claim brought by a
former employee – and was awarded attorney’s fees as a result.
In a two-month jury trial, Mr.
Edwards represented a Brazilian product distributor in a lawsuit brought
against companies based in the U.S. and Brazil. The trial resulted in a
sizeable confidential settlement while the jury was deliberating.
Mr. Edwards represented the
family of a two-year-old child killed in Clark County, Nevada, when the
vehicle in which the baby was a passenger was crushed in a collision with a
commercial truck, which ultimately resulted in a substantial confidential
In a medical malpractice action,
Mr. Edwards successfully represented the family of a man who died after he
was injected by his radiologist with the wrong contrast media during a
routine CAT scan diagnostic procedure.
Mr. Edwards successfully
represented a neighborhood group of parents in Davis County, Utah, against
the Davis School District for violations of the Utah Open and Public Meeting
Act during the process of re-drawing high school boundaries in Northern
As part of a team of lawyers,
scientists and public policy experts, Mr. Edwards represented members of the
Western Shoshone Indian tribe in a Nevada federal court challenge to the
U.S. government’s planned blast of a massive ammonia and fertilizer bomb –
the so-called Divine Strake test – at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, location
of hundreds of above-ground nuclear detonations from the 1940’s to the
1960’s. In view of the litigation, as well as a huge public outcry opposing
the blast, the federal government ultimately abandoned the planned test.
In a civil rights jury trial in
Utah federal court, and while working as an Assistant City Attorney for Salt
Lake City (Utah) Corporation, Mr. Edwards successfully defended a police
officer accused of excessive force in an arrest in a neighboring Utah city.
As the City of Reno, Nevada’s
primary labor lawyer, Mr. Edwards handled over 50 labor arbitrations and
Counselor At Law
As an adviser and transactional
attorney, Mr. Edwards’ experience includes the following:
As a negotiator and transactional
lawyer, Mr. Edwards drafts and negotiates business acquisition documents,
leases, distribution contracts, independent representative agreements, real
estate purchase documents and a myriad of other legal documents.
Mr. Edwards oversees the
formation and operations of numerous business entities, including
corporations, limited liability companies and other business structures.
Mr. Edwards advises numerous
businesses, from distributors of manufactured homes to companies marketing
nutritional supplements, on compliance with local, state and federal laws
Mr. Edwards represents
individuals and businesses in complex real estate and financial
Mr. Edwards advises individuals
and companies on estate planning and asset protection planning, with an
emphasis on risk aversion and management. In that capacity, Mr.
Edwards collaborates with nationally-renowned planners, accountants,
insurance specialists and financial analysts.
Mr. Edwards handled the merger
and acquisition of an Arizona heating and air conditioning company by a
multinational firm in a multimillion dollar deal.
As an instructor, Mr. Edwards has
taught college courses on civil procedure, evidence, and constitutional law,
and has lectured in continuing legal education seminars and conferences in
the U.S., Brazil and Mexico on international law, open meeting statutes,
NAFTA, labor law, estate planning and asset protection.
Mr. Edwards counsels various
businesses and individuals in Latin America doing business in the U.S.,
and, conversely, counsels U.S. businesses and individuals doing business in
Mr. Edwards speaks Portuguese and
Spanish fluently, in addition to his native English. In this connection, Mr.
Edwards was one of the founding members of the Brazil Utah Chamber of Commerce,
where he serves as general counsel. Mr. Edwards is a proud affiliate
correspondent of the Brazil-based international law firm of Gaia, Silva, Gaede &