Rebecca Creed, Bryan Gowdy, and Gray Thomas were recently recognized in the 2016 edition of Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite. Rebecca and Bryan were both selected Legal Elite in appellate practice, while Gray Thomas was selected Legal Elite in criminal law. The list of honorees, published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes attorneys in private practice, as well as government and non-profit attorneys. Attorneys named as Legal Elite are chosen by a peer review process in which actively practicing Florida attorneys are asked to name the attorneys that they hold in highest regard. See the article here.
Bryan Gowdy was invited to speak at the Florida Justice Association's Annual Convention Advanced Trial Skills Seminar on June 22, 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida. Bryan's seminar, entitled "New Ways to Overcome the Resistance to Amendment 7 Compliance," focused on the latest developments in PSQIA cases before the Florida Supreme Court, an in-depth look at definitions within Amendment 7, and State-mandated information. To view Bryan's presentation, click here.
Article X, § 25 of the Florida Constitution, known as "Amendment 7," provides patients access to "records made or received in the course of business by a health care facility or provider relating to any adverse medical incident." To view Amendment 7 in its entirety, click here.
Super Lawyers has announced its selection of top Florida lawyers for 2016 and we are proud to announce that Creed & Gowdy has again made the list. Bryan Gowdy and Jessie Harrell are named among Florida's top lawyers in appellate practice, while Thomas Burns has been named a "Rising Star" in appellate practice. Bryan Gowdy is also listed as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state across all practice groups. Gray Thomas was selected as a Super Lawyer in criminal defense law.
Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Florida. Attorneys are selected by peer nominations and evaluations, as well as third-party research. For more information on Florida Super Lawyers, click here.
The Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record released an article on June 2nd regarding oral arguments scheduled before the Florida Supreme Court in a medical malpractice case and patients' right to access patient safety information. Firm partner Bryan Gowdy will argue in front of the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of Marie Charles on October 5, 2016. Read the article here.
Thomas Burns has been named as a Florida Bar Board Certified Appellate Specialist. Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and also requires that the lawyer display the highest levels of professionalism and ethics in practice. Only seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Thomas is now the fifth member of the firm to achieve board certification in appellate practice, joining Rebecca Creed, Bryan Gowdy, Jessie Harrell and D. Gray Thomas. To learn more about The Florida Bar board certification rules, policies, and standards of becoming a board certified specialist, click here.