Asa C. Edwards’ principal areas of practice include consumer protection (FCRA/FDCPA), employment law, and commercial litigation. He is admitted to practice law in all North Carolina State and Federal Courts in addition to serving as the North Carolina Chair of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, a nonprofit association of attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing and protecting consumer’s interests.
Asa received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, graduating cum laude. Prior to entering law school, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia where he was a community development volunteer and English teacher. He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, graduating with honors. While at Carolina, he served as a staff member for the First Amendment Law Review, participated in the UNC Externship Program with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, served as a member of the UNC Graduate Honor Court and made the Dean’s List each semester at UNC Law.
- Consumer Protection (FCRA/FDCPA/TCPA)
- Employment Law
- Commercial & Civil Litigation
- Appellate Practice
- J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina School of Law
- B.A., cum laude, University of South Carolina
- Obtained a $86,000 judgment for a commercial landlord whose tenants failed to pay rent and successfully defended against the tenants’ countersuit for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract.
- $125,000 settlement for clients whose credit reports were obtained under false pretenses in connection with a contentious divorce.
- Obtained multiple five to six-figure confidential settlements for clients whose mortgage servicers failed to properly service their mortgages resulting in unwarranted late fees and threats of foreclosure.
- $45,000 settlement for client whose credit report inaccurately reflected delinquent payments.
- Obtained multiple five to six -figure confidential settlements for clients whose accounts were not properly reported to credit bureaus following the discharge of those accounts in bankruptcy.
- $30,000 settlement for client whose credit report inaccurately reflected a judgment that had been vacated by the trial court.
- Obtained multiple five figure confidential settlements for clients whose employers discriminated against them on the basis of race, gender, or religion.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
- North Carolina State Courts
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
- National Association of Consumer Advocates, State Chair
- North Carolina State Bar
- “Discovering Evidence in FCRA Cases: How to identify evidence you will need to win your case and strategies to obtain it.” (National Association of Consumer Advocates Webinar Series, March 8, 2017).
- “Utilizing Consumer Credit Reports in Domestic Cases” (Orange County Bar Association, 2016).