Attorney Craig Edgington served in the Tennessee Air Force National Guard from 2004 until 2008 with the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis while pursuing his undergraduate at Cumberland University and then the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He was activated to deployed to Qatar in 2006 at the end of his first semester at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Attorney Edgington later joined the active-duty Army in 2008 and proudly served until 2015. Attorney Edgington deployed to Kuwait from 2009 until 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator Maintainer with the 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery. During his service in the Army, he took on additional duties as an Equal Opportunity Leader and a Sexual Harassment/Assault Program Victim Advocate.
After his deployment Attorney Edgington was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and served with the 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery first as a Platoon Sergeant, then as the Battalion Intelligence Sergeant, and finally as a Battalion Operations Sergeant. Attorney Edgington continued his additional duties and became both the Battalion Equal Opportunity Program Director and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program Director responsible for the training and program oversight of over six hundred individuals. Through these duties, Attorney Edgington learned the value of advocacy and conducting thorough investigations.
Inspired by these experiences, Attorney Edgington finished his undergraduate degree by completing sixty hours of night classes in one calendar year, graduating summa cum laude. He left the military to attend Cecil Humphreys School of Law, where he externed at the Federal Public Defender’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee. Attorney Edgington also represented juvenile delinquents as a student attorney through the university’s Children’s Defense Clinic.
In June 2019, Attorney Edgington joined Black McLaren Jones Ryland and Griffee, PC as a paralegal, gaining experience with civil rights litigation, family law, criminal law, and employment law matters; developing his understanding of the law, and studying for the bar exam. He received his license to practice law in June 2020, and joined Donati Law, PLLC shortly afterward.
Craig Edgington works as an Attorney with Brice Timmons, fighting to uphold the rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution, primarily through litigation under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act. His areas of practice primarily focus on the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments, especially as they relate to due process, jail and prison conditions and medical care, police misconduct, and representing children in suits for civil rights violations in the educational sphere.
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The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Memphis, TN
- Juris Doctor, May 2018
Methodist University Fayetteville, NC
- B.S. in Political Science, Summa cum Laude, May 2014