Edward L. Birk

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1200 Riverplace Boulevard Suite 800, Jacksonville FL 32207

[email protected]

904-398-0900

904-399-8440

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Mr. Birk has practiced with Marks Gray, P.A. since June 1999 and as a partner in the law firm since January 2003. Mr. Birk is a News Media & First Amendment attorney. In addition, he represents clients in municipal liability, E.R.I.S.A. Benefits; Employment; Fair Labor Standards Act; and Products Liability.

Previously, he served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Lacy A. Collier. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Birk worked as a reporter and editor for The Associated Press in Boston, Miami and Tallahassee from 1983 to 1989. He also worked for the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, as Public Information Administrator from 1989 to 1992.

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida

Education

  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst, B.A. in Journalism, 1983
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. with honors, 1995
    • Editor-in-Cheif of Florida State University Law Review

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida First Amendment Foundation
    • Litigation advisory panel
  • Defense Research Institute, Board Member

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013 – Present
    • Employment Law
  • Super Lawyer by Florida Super Lawyers, 2013 – Present

Bar Fellowship

  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • American Bar Association Forum on Communications
  • American Bar Association Foundation