About Us

James F. Edwards, Jr. (Jimmy) has been practicing law in Spartanburg, SC for 30 plus years. He has been a Family Law Mediator since 2000. Since 1987, he has been AV Rated by his peers through Martindale-Hubell’s Peer Review system. This is the top rating obtainable in the legal profession.

Jimmy founded Upstate Upfront Mediation and coined the phrase “Upfront Mediation” to describe his unique approach to mediation. By definition, Upfront Mediation takes place prior to formally entering the legal system (filing of complaint etc.).

Jimmy has been active in his community:

  • Past Deacon at First Presbyterian Church
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Boys and Girls Club
  • Co-founder of Sparkle City Transparent Men
  • Chairman of the Board of Help Up Works