Tiffany E. Edwards first joined the firm in May of 2019. Tiffany’s practice is general civil litigation, with a focus on business law, real estate law, and estate planning.
Tiffany grew up in Lewisville, Texas and received her Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude in 2015 from Texas Woman’s University. As an undergraduate student, she was engaged in a variety of leadership activities, including the Honors Scholar program and the Experiential Student Scholar program. She also worked part-time at the student newspaper as well as with the Student Government Association. In her final summer of undergraduate school, Tiffany interned with a small private law firm, drafting waivers, conducting legal research, and assisting with case preparation to meet the immigration needs of an underserved community. This experience solidified her desire to serve her community through the law.
While pursuing her Juris Doctor at the Michigan State University College of Law, Tiffany sought out a diverse range of educational and professional legal experiences. Demonstrating a strong work ethic and commitment to service, she spent her first summer as a law clerk at Legal Services of South Central Michigan providing civil legal services to indigent populations for issues related to landlord/tenant and family law. In addition to drafting motions and conducting legal research, Tiffany helped secure affordable housing for homeless, elderly, disabled, or otherwise indigent clients through the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program, and she gained significant experience with settlement negotiations through the 55th District Court Eviction Diversion Program. Tiffany spent her second summer at a small private law firm focused on providing estate planning services to families in the Lansing area. These experiences have taught Tiffany to think on her feet, anticipate legal needs before they arise, and adapt to a variety of legal issues in the context of serving her clients and her community.
Tiffany has a long history of service, having earned the Glenda Brock Simmons Community Service Award in 2014 for her volunteer work as an undergraduate student with organizations including but not limited to the Texas Coalition of Animal Protection, the Denton Community Food Center, and Mosaic Family Services. She continued this practice into law school by volunteering with organizations such as the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties. As a new resident of Coldwater in 2019, Tiffany maintained this level of community involvement through her work as a member and officer of Altrusa International of Branch County from 2019 through 2022. As Vice President of Altrusa in 2021-2022, Tiffany was the board liaison for the Public Relations, Yearbook, and Programs committees. Tiffany also volunteered with several other Altrusa committees, including fundraising through the annual golf scramble, beautifying the Four Corners Park in Coldwater through the Parks Project, and supplying new shoes and footwear to local children in need through the Happy Feet program.
Presently, Tiffany has served as an Advisor and Member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Client Protection Fund Committee since 2019, which reimburses individuals who have lost funds due to the dishonest conduct of lawyers practicing in Michigan. In 2023, Tiffany became a member of the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater, which is an organization dedicated to serving the needs and improving the lives of children, both locally and all around the world. As of 2024, Tiffany also serves as a member of the Young Professionals of Branch County to assist the community by sharing her career and leadership experiences, providing mentorship opportunities, and assisting the community with their professional goals. Tiffany looks forward to continuing her service for the individuals, businesses, and municipalities of Branch County, St. Joseph County, and the surrounding communities for years to come.