Ms. Edenfield is a partner with the law firm of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce, Edenfield, & Colson in Statesboro, Georgia, where she maintains an active general practice with an emphasis on litigating business/contract disputes as well as personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. She also has an active agricultural law practice, where she has dealt with issues related to crop insurance, tobacco cooperatives, and seasonal migrant workers.
She is admitted to practice in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in Georgia as well as to the U.S. Supreme Court. On the trial level, she has tried to verdict cases dealing with medical malpractice and products liability. On the appellate level, she has argued before the Georgia Court of Appeals on multiple occasions, including successfully defending against class action certification on a business law claim and before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on a state actor’s qualified immunity.

She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and earned her law degree at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Edenfield is active professionally, having served as the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division’s 68th President from 2014-2015 and as Secretary (2011-2012), Treasurer (2012-2013), President-Elect (2013-2014), and Immediate Past President (2015-2016). She has served on the State Bar’s Board of Governors (2013-2016) and the Board of Governors’ Executive Committee (2013-2016). Additionally, she served on the YLD Executive Council (2007-2016), as co-chair of the YLD Leadership Academy (2007-2011),and as co-editor of The YLD Review (2008-2010). Edenfield is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the Georgia Bar Foundation. Further, she is serving/has served on numerous committees related to the practice of law in Georgia, including the State Bar’s Disciplinary Investigative Panel (2013- 2014), State Bar’s Disciplinary Review Panel (2011-2013, 2015-2016), and as a Trustee for the State Bar’s Client Security Fund (2008-2013). Additionally, she has held appointments by the Supreme Court of Georgia to its Access, Fairness, Public Trust and Confidence Committee (2015-present), Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (2015-2016), Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law (2008-2014), as a Bar Exam Grader for its Commission on Bar Admissions (2009-2014), and as a Special Master in attorney disciplinary proceedings.

Edenfield is also active in her community, as she has served on the Boards of Directors for the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce and for the Statesboro Arts Council, in addition to being a member of the Professional Women of Statesboro, the Downtown Rotary Club of Statesboro, the Statesboro Service League, and the Bulloch County Bar Association. She also served as Vice President (2005-2006) and President (2006-2015) of the Gamma Alpha House Association, the non-profit corporation owning the Alpha Gamma Delta chapter house at The University of Georgia. While President, she spearheaded a $3 million dollar capital campaign to renovate and build on a new addition to the chapter house to provide the sorority members residing in the National Historic Register Property with the newest and most modern facility to live in while in college.

Representative Cases:

Rigby v. Flue Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corporation, — Ga. App. —, 2016 WL 6539121 (2016)

Rivera vs. Washington, 298 Ga. 770, 784 S.E.2d 775 (2016)

Jackson v. Corr. Corp. of Am., 606 F. App’x 945 (11th Cir. 2015)

Rigby v. Flue Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corporation, 327 Ga.App. 29, 755 S.E.2d 915 (2014)

Sands v. Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., 513 F. App’x 847 (11th Cir. 2013)

Ardis v. Fairhaven Funeral Home, 312 Ga.App. 482, 718 S.E.2d 843 (2011)

McDaniel v. Smith, 396 F. App’x 628 (11th Cir. 2010)

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate Law, Finance and Banking
  • Criminal Defense
  • Education Law
  • Family Law and Divorce
  • Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, director, 2007-
  • Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy, co-chair, 2006-present
  • Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy, participant, 2006
  • Young Lawyers Division Strategic Planning Committee, member, 2007- present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, member, 2007-present
  • American Bar Association, member, 2004- present
  • Bulloch County Bar Association, member, 2007- present
  • The American Constitution Society, member, 2005- present

AWARDS

  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the YLD, 2006-2007
  • “Four Under Forty,” Statesboro Magazine, January 2008

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Agricultural Products Extension, LLC v. Greg Jarriel, 2008 WL 361003, S.D. Ga., February 8, 2008
Rigby v. Flue-Cured Tobacco Co-Op Stabilization Corp., 2007 WL 3285599, M.D. Ga., November 6, 2007
Swain v. Flue-Cured Tobacco Co-Op Stabilization Corp., 2007 WL 3285707, M.D. Ga., November 6, 2007
Griffis v. Flue-Cured Tobacco Co-Op Stabilization Corp., 2007 WL 3285749, M.D. Ga., November 6, 2007
Lee v. Flue-Cured Tobacco Co-Op Stabilization Corp., 2007 WL 3286397, M.D. Ga., November 6, 2007
Altman v. Flue-Cured Tobacco Co-Op Stabilization Corp., 2007 WL 3286413, M.D. Ga., November 6, 2007
Clement v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 2007 WL 1098784, S.D. Ga., April 9, 2007

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Downtown Rotary Club of Statesboro, member, 2007- present
  • Professional Women of Statesboro, member, 2007- present
  • Alpha Gamma Delta House Association at The University of Georgia, president, 2006- present; vice-president, 2005-2006; board member, 2005- present
  • Junior League of Atlanta, member (currently non-resident active), 2004-present

Phone: 912-764-8600
Fax: 912-764-8862
Email: E-mail Me

EDUCATION

  • University of Georgia, AB in Political Science,1999
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting, 2003

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All Georgia Courts
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit