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.
Gray Thomas will serve as co-chair of the 2016 Criminal Law Certification Review Seminar presented by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers April 14th and 15th in Tampa. The seminar will provide an advanced level review course offered for prosecutors, judges and defense lawyers, including those preparing to taking the criminal law board certification exam given annually by The Florida Bar, addressing criminal trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts.
Gray Thomas was quoted extensively in a three-part series by writer Julie Delegal in Context Florida, an online network of articles and opinions that discusses issues and politics in Florida. Ms. Delegal's articles discuss how lawmakers ignored warnings about Florida's death-penalty sentencing law, and focuses on a death penalty sentencing procedure in which a unanimous jury decision is not required to impose a death sentence.