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Linda Edwards: A Beacon of Preparedness and Confidence

Linda Edwards, specializing in Labor and Employment Law Litigation and Counseling, as well as Mediation, Arbitration, and Conflict Resolution at Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell PA, embodies a spirit of commitment and preparedness. We are excited to share her inspiring journey, background, and inspirational words for other women!

Linda’s transition to the legal profession attests to her unwavering determination. With a background as a human resources professional in a Fortune 100 company, she harbored a long-standing aspiration to attend law school. When the opportunity finally presented itself, she embraced it wholeheartedly, leaving her corporate career behind to embark on a new path in sunny Florida. At the outset, she knew just one person in her new community, but Linda’s resolve to integrate was unwavering. She actively engaged with various local organizations, swiftly becoming a valued member of the community and contributing her expertise and passion to meaningful causes.

In the legal sphere, Linda has earned recognition as one of Tallahassee’s ’25 Women You Need to Know,’ received the prestigious 850 Magazine Pinnacle Award, and achieved the Super Lawyer distinction multiple times. Her legal expertise also places her among the esteemed Legal Elite.

Beyond her legal career, Linda is dedicated to empowering women in the profession. She co-chaired the Achievement Awards Breakfast for the Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association. As a member of the Executive Counsel for the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar, she actively influences legal developments.

Linda’s commitment extends to ensuring excellence in the judicial system. She has chaired the Second Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Judicial Nominating Procedures.

In addition to her professional contributions, Linda is deeply involved in community service. She has led committees for the Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and actively participates in Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

What is your professional motto?

“Don’t let your sight blind you to the vision God has for you.”

Reflecting on her career, Linda shares a simple yet profound piece of advice: “Listen to others.”

What Message can you share with other women to empower them, based on your professional experiences in your career and personal life?

My motto says it all. We (self included) limit what we do because we only do what we can see. We are much more than meets the eye. Walk in all of your God given talent, wisdom and don’t be afraid to share your heart and passion.