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Jonathan Parker Edwards

  • Associate
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Jonathan has been a licensed attorney for over 10 years and has practiced law on both coasts. Originally from coastal South Carolina, Jonathan moved to Portland, Oregon in 2020 because he loves the people, the landscape, and the culture. Before moving to Portland, he spent 6 years as general counsel for Francis Marion, a public university in the coastal plains of South Carolina, where he also taught business law courses as an adjunct in the school of business. He is licensed in Oregon and Washington and focuses his practice on advising businesses before problems arise, and protecting them through litigation when necessary. 

As general counsel and in private practice, Jonathan has handled a variety of legal matters, involving contracts, employment issues, property rights, taxes, construction defects, education law, and governmental regulations and administrative law. Jonathan listens intently to each client's needs, and tailors solutions that fit their unique goals and ambitions. He believes that the best lawyers can find creative solutions to client's legal problems and strives to provide the best value possible for the client's budget.

In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys kayaking and hiking in nature, playing the bass, going on adventures with his dog, Ginger (Shepherd/Husky), travelling, and enjoying all the food and cultural activities Portland as to offer. He also volunteers with many non-profit and service organizations, including serving 7 years on the board of his local Rotary club.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law 35%
  • Employment Law 20%
  • Commercial Real Estate 15%
  • Government and Administrative Law 15%
  • Education Law 15%

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2012
  • Washington, 2021
  • Oregon, 2022


  • Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina
    • B.S. - 2009
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Featured in Charleston Magazine as law student committed to public service, 2011

Classes and Seminars

  • Title IV - Sex Discrimination in Higher Education, S.C Bar, 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Francis Marion University, General Counsel, 2014 to 2020
  • The Barnett Firm, Attorney, 2022 to 2024

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mock Trial Judge - University of Oregon and University of Portland, 2022 to 2024
  • Imprint Program - Parkrose High School, 2024


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