Peta-Gaye Edwards was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Miramar, Florida. She graduated from the Florida State University in 1995, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology. She next graduated from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1998. During law school, Peta-Gaye interned at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, assisting in the prosecution of misdemeanor criminal cases; and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Street Law Clinic, where legal assistance was provided to indigent clients regarding family law matters.
Peta-Gaye was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1999. Following her admission to the Florida Bar, she was employed as an Assistant Public Defender, for the Fourth and Seventeenth Judicial Circuits of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Section, and the Caribbean Bar Association.
Peta-Gaye has been practicing in the field of workers’ compensation for the past fifteen years, representing various employers, municipalities, professional employment associations, self-insured employers, and their workers’ compensation carriers, in all aspects of workers’ compensation defense.