James Edgar Dedicated Attorney & Advocate

Get to Know Attorney James Edgar

James Edgar has been a part of the community in St. Johns and Putnam counties for the last 20 years. He served his community as a Deputy Sheriff in Putnam County for 16 years while obtaining his B.S. Degree in Public Administration from Flagler College. After graduating from Flagler College cum laude, and serving Putnam County for another 6 years, Mr. Edgar left public service and attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He graduated from UF in the top 10% of his class and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

After becoming an attorney, Mr. Edgar worked at a mid-sized litigation firm in Jacksonville defending hospitals and nurses from Medical Malpractice claims. Mr. Edgar also worked on complex civil litigation cases, helping his clients resolve claims ranging in value from $50,000 to over $1 million.

Mr. Edgar now spends his professional time assisting clients in St. Johns, Duval, and Putnam counties with personal injury claims, medical malpractice claims, civil disputes, breach of contract claims, property disputes, and construction defect claims.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Civil Litigation
  • 20% Medical Malpractice
  • 20% Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Florida: 2019
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2019


University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

J.D. cum laude – 2019

Order of the Coif

  • Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida
    • B.S. cum laude
    • Major: Public Administration – 2009

Professional Association and Memberships

  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • St. Johns County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • University of Florida, Self-Insurance Program – 2018
  • Smith, Hulsey & Busey, - 2019-2022

What Sets Canan Law Apart?

  • Always in Your Corner
    When you are facing a legal matter, it can seem like everything is spinning out of control. Our team works to slow things down and present you with all of your options in order to fulfill your best interests.
  • Community Knowledge
    The attorneys at Canan Law all live in the community they work in and truly care about the people who they are helping. They also know of all the individuals in the legal and court systems in the area.
  • Dedicated Teamwork
    When you hire one Canan Law attorney, you hire us all. We make it a point to work with our whole team on your case to ensure there is always somebody available to answer your questions.
  • Litigation Experience
    Our team of attorneys has over 250 combined jury trials. We are not afraid to take your case to trial to ensure you are getting everything you need & deserve.

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