Gary S. Edinger

Gary S. Edinger

Gainesville, Florida
(352) 337-0696

GARY SCOTT EDINGER graduated in 1986 with honors from the University of Florida Law School. He is currently a sole practitioner in Gainesville, Florida with a wide-ranging civil practice (general litigation, appeals, contracts, real estate - the usual). However his first love and the emphasis of his practice for the last ten years is First Amendment litigation for a mix of adult and political clients. Within that area of practice, his primary interests are the law of prior restraint (licensing) and zoning issues.

Currently, First Amendment litigation makes up approximately 85% of Mr. Edinger's caseload with the majority of those cases being filed in the Federal Courts in Florida and Georgia.

Mr. Edinger is a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association (FALA), a group of prominent attorneys responsible for litigating many of the most important Free Speech cases decided by the United States Supreme Court as well as Federal Courts and State Supreme Courts throughout the United States. Mr. Edinger frequently lectures at FALA seminars on issues concerning prior restraints and zoning.

Mr. Edinger is active in his local ACLU Chapter and has served as the Chairman of the legal panel for the last two years.

Areas of Practice

  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • First Amendment

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Member, Family Law Section