About Thomas Scott Edwards
Thomas Scott Edwards is a prominent attorney and real estate professional based in Houston, Texas. He currently works as Co-Managing Partner for Edwards Development Group (EDG) and as a trial and mass torts attorney for Jason Joy and Associates. He has many years of experience in both the legal and real estate sectors, including over seven years of experience representing personal injury clients, four years of commercial litigation, two years of employment law, and over four years of real estate transaction and litigation experience.
Thomas Scott Edwards attended Louisiana State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in business and marketing in 2000. He also attended the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge where he earned his Juris Doctor (JD). Shortly after earning his JD, Scott returned to higher education and earned a Master of Science (MS) in Real Estate Development from the University of Texas in Arlington.
At the start of his career, Thomas Scott Edwards worked as a law clerk for the United States District Courts in the Western District of Louisiana. In his role there, Scott was involved in every aspect of the judicial process including preparing motions, orders, attending trials, and researching complex legal issues. Additionally, he worked as a law clerk for Domengeaux, Wright, Roy, and Edwards in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Currently, as the Co-Managing Partner for Edwards Development Group, Thomas Scott Edwards is in charge of all construction management functions of the company. His responsibilities include overseeing design and construction efforts, maintaining construction budgets, and ensuring that company projects remain on track and within budget. As Co-Managing Partner, Scott also performs financial analysis, legal analysis, contract negotiations, marketing and communications, and public relations.
Before working at Edwards Development Group, Thomas Scott Edwards worked as a Development Associate for Peyton Cottrell Interest, Inc where he was involved in the development, investment, and management of a 300,000 plus square foot retail portfolio. Scott assisted in site selection, market analysis, financial analysis, project design, asset management as well as underwriting to procure debt and equity financing. He also reviewed, drafted, and negotiated various real estate documents such as tenant leases, easement, and title and surveys.
Thomas Scott Edwards has also served several other real estate companies in addition to Peyton Cottrell Interest, Inc., including Real Estate Investment Group, Coastal Horizon, and ICore Global. In these roles, Scott had a variety of duties, such as drafting business and construction contracts and providing insight on complex business strategies.
As an expert in legal matters and real estate investments, Thomas Scott Edwards has a unique and varied skill set. In his career as a trial attorney, he has participated in numerous complex negotiations. He has experience in personal injury and mass tort litigation, product liability law, commercial litigation, employment litigation, real estate transaction and litigation, and more. As a trial attorney, Scott has represented clients in both a first and second chair capacity. He has a strong track record of success winning substantial settlements for clients he represents.