8403 Colesville Road
Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Attorney Profile

Christal E. Edwards
Founding Attorney
801 Wayne Avenue
Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (240) 232-3122
Fax: (240) 232-3169
Email: cedwards@edwards-legal.com

Ms. Edwards holds advanced degrees in law from Saint Louis University, where she also earned a certificate in Health Law, and she possesses a Masters in Public Health from Meharry Medical College and a Masters in Biology from Tennessee State University. She possesses over ten (10) years experience providing healthcare law, policy and regulations advice to corporate executive management as well as to legislative bodies on Capitol Hill.  Specifically, Ms. Edwards has expertise providing counsel to several hospital and healthcare systems including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Medicare Appeals Review Board of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  Additionally, Ms. Edwards served in the Services Officer-COSTEP program for the US Public Health Service and she also worked on the US Senate Finance Committee, where she was responsible for providing high level research and analysis of pending healthcare tax and benefits legislation (Medicaid and Medicare), including HSAs, ERISA-covered insurance plans, and small business health insurance proposals. Ms. Edwards has successfully counseled clients on matters arising under Medicare and Medicaid, Fraud and abuse claims, reimbursement and payment issues, compliance, and licensing issues.

As founder of the EDWARDS LEGAL GROUP, Christal E. Edwards will utilize her years of very diverse background in both the legal field and the health care arena to better serve this community. Following her clerkship with the Honorable Jimmie M. Edwards in the St. Louis Circuit Court, her career includes serving as Lead Counsel in numerous civil, criminal and appellate trials. Ms. Edwards has represented clients on matters involving medical malpractice, contract dispute, labor and employment, social security disability claims, business formation, as well as various criminal charges including federal investigations, and white collar crime matters. She is a litigator.

While keeping her vision of providing the highest quality and unparallel legal services, the EDWARDS LAW GROUP strives to combine core values such as integrity, compassion, and determination.

Bar Admissions: Maryland
Maryland Federal
Education: Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO
J.D. / Health Law Certificate
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Master of Science, Public Health
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
Master of Science, Biology
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Professional Memberships: American Health Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Maryland Bar Association
Publications: Final Phase of the Stark Regulations take Effect: How we got here, February 2008.
Sexually Abusive Residents are Bane of Missouri Nursing Homes: Difficulty is in Transferring, Discharging Patients.” 2005