Bryan Gowdy orally argued the case of Wilsonart LLC et al. v. Lopez, Case No. SC19-1336, in which the Florida Supreme Court is considering whether to change the state's summary judgment standard. Mr. Gowdy argued that, under principles of textualism, originalism, and stare decisis, the Court could not change the standard in a judicial case. He further argued that the Court could change the standard only under its legislative rule-making authority, but that it should first ask the civil rules committee to consider any proposed change, just as the Court has done for seventy-five years.
You can listen to the oral argument here.
Bryan Gowdy, Rebecca Creed, & Thomas Burns were featured in Florida Trend Magazine's "2020 Florida Legal Elite"! All attorneys have been selected for outstanding appellate practice for over six consecutive years.
As some of the few attorneys featured in Florida Trend Magazine's "2020 Florida Legal Elite" selection, Creed & Gowdy is very proud of our attorney's professional recognition and achievements!
The annual Super Lawyers for 2020 list has been released, and four Creed & Gowdy, P.A. attorneys have been named. Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Florida!
Rebecca Creed and Bryan Gowdy have been Top-Rated Appellate Attorneys in Jacksonville, FL for over the past 10 years. This year, Rebecca and Bryan were ranked Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers for 2020. Rebecca and Bryan have also been ranked Top 25 Jacksonville Super Lawyers for 2020. This list consists of the top-rated attorneys evaluated by peer recognition and professional achievement in their area of practice.
Thomas A. Burns, of Counsel, was selected as a Top-Rated Appellate Attorney in Tampa, FL for 2020. Thomas has been recognized in the past as a Rising Star and was rated a Super Lawyer for 2018 and 2019.
D. Gray Thomas, Of Counsel, was selected as a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Jacksonville, FL. Gray has been a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney for the last five years.
Being selected to Super Lawyers is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. As some of the few attorneys named Super Lawyers, Creed & Gowdy is proud of our attorney's continuous peer recognition and professional achievements!
Rebecca Creed has been ranked among the Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers List since 2006. For the second year in a row, Rebecca has been ranked as Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers.
Creed & Gowdy is proud of her repeated peer and professional recognition.