Whitney Bly Edwards is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department who focuses on Medical Malpractice. She strongly believes that medical care providers strive to offer quality care and services for their patients. As a natural problem solver, Ms. Edwards is driven by the desire to crack complex issues, and she approaches each unique medical malpractice case with an open mind.
When her clients are faced with litigation for failure to properly diagnose; failure to provide appropriate treatment or meet the standard of care; failure to warn a patient of known risks; or an unreasonable delay in treatment, they trust her to ease them through the progression of their cases.
Ms. Edwards represents medical practitioners such as physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, and dentists; nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants; and allied health professionals including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, optometrists, midwives, and medical radiation practitioners.
Before becoming an attorney, she worked as an Assistant Professor of English with specialization in Caribbean and African-American Literature. Prior to joining Taylor English, she began her legal practice at another firm, where she also focused on Medical Malpractice. She also previously interned for The Honorable Amy Totenberg for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and The Honorable Dax E. López for the State Court of DeKalb County.
As a Woodruff Scholar at Mercer University School of Law, she was a member of the Law Review and served as Vice President and President of the Black Law Students Association. She also participated in the American Bar Association’s Negotiation Competition. Ms. Edwards is a current member of the Georgia Association for Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), the Gate City Bar Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Ms. Edwards obtained her law degree, cum laude, from Mercer University. She earned her Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Caribbean Literature from Howard University, where she also earned her MA in English with a concentration in African-American Literature, magna cum laude. She earned her BA in English, summa cum laude, from Fisk University.
Georgia Association for Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
Gate City Bar Association
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- “Oﬃcers Without Borders: Georgia Court of Appeals Expands Campus Police Jurisdiction and Authority in State v. Zilke,” 67 Mercer L. Rev. 769, Winter 2016.
- “Psychoanalysis in Caribbean Literature,” Routledge Companion To Anglophone Caribbean Literature 314, Michael Bucknor & Alison Donnell, eds., 1st edition, 2011.
Mercer University School of Law, JD, cum laude
Black Law Students Association, President
Howard University, PhD, High Honor
Dissertation defended with distinction
Howard University, MA, magna cum laude
Fisk University, BA, summa cum laude
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
Georgia State Courts
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia