Creed & Gowdy, P.A. represented a City of Jacksonville firefighter/paramedic who filed a petition for workers' compensation benefits for authorization to treat with a cardiologist for his atrial fibrillation. The Judge of Compensation Claims (JCC) granted the petition, but the City of Jacksonville appealed and argued the JCC had misapplied Florida's statutory presumption that a firefighter's heart disease is attributable to his employment as a firefighter. The First District Court of Appeal sided with the firefighter and affirmed the JCC.
Daniel Mahfood of Creed & Gowdy, P.A. provided representation to the wife in a contested marriage-dissolution proceeding. Daniel defeated each of the husband's asserted errors through procedural arguments relating to the husband's failure to provide a transcript and preserve arguments through a timely motion for rehearing. The wife also received an order entitling her to fees for the appeal.
Creed & Gowdy was one of four law firms representing a class of customers who sued Bank of America for charging overdraft fees. Creed & Gowdy served as lead appellate counsel for the class. The federal district court in the Southern District of California approved the class's settlement with the bank. In its order, the court stated the following about the law firms representing the class: "Class Counsel achieved this result through tenacity and great skill. In all of their written submissions and in their presentation at the Final Approval Hearing, Class Counsel's arguments were laudably clear and precise, no small feat given the complexity of the legal questions at issue here. It is clear that substantial preparation went into all of Class Counsel's work on this case."
Bryan Gowdy and of-counsel, Thomas Burns, have both been selected as Florida Legal Elite for 2018 in appellate practice by Florida Trend Magazine. This selection represents fewer than 1.2% of the active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida and is a peer recognition program.
We are proud to announce that every attorney in our firm was selected as a Florida Super Lawyer for 2018. Rebecca Creed was selected for Appellate Practice for the 13th year in a row. Bryan Gowdy was selected as Top 100 in Florida. Thomas Burns was selected for Appellate Practice, Gray Thomas was selected for Criminal Defense, and Meredith Ross and Daniel Mahfood were selected as Rising Stars. Read about more Super Lawyer designations here.