Recent Cases & News

FEB 10
Bryan Gowdy represents twenty-six past presidents of The Florida Bar Foundation

On February 10, 2021 Bryan Gowdy filed a comment in the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of twenty-six past presidents of The Florida Bar Foundation in response to a Florida Supreme Court appointed task force's report and proposed rule on how IOTA funds should be distributed. In addition to the comment, Mr. Gowdy also submitted a proposed rule endorsed by all other commenting stakeholders should the Court decide that Florida's IOTA rule should be amended to include, among other things, an alternative model for distributing IOTA funds. 

Click here to read the Comment of the Past Presidents of the Florida Bar Foundation.

Click here to read The Florida Bar's coverage of this case.

Click here to read all comments submitted.

JAN 07
Bryan Gowdy Discusses the 25th Amendment

On January 7, 2021, Fist Coast News interviewed Bryan Gowdy to learn more about how the 25th Amendment could be used to transfer presidential powers to the vice-president. 

To watch this interview, click here.

JAN 05
Florida Supreme Court Renders Decision in Case Argued by Bryan Gowdy Regarding the Summary Judgment Standard

Bryan Gowdy orally argued the case of Wilsonart LLC et al. v. Lopez, Case No. SC19-1336, in which the Florida Supreme Court considered whether to change the state's summary judgment standard. Last week, the court rendered its decision. The court agreed with Mr. Gowdy's arguments that the change to the summary judgment standard should be accomplished via the court's rule-making authority and that the civil rules committee should be given an opportunity to provide input on the change.

You can read more about the recent change to the state's summary judgment standard here.

You can read the court's opinion in Wilsonart  here.

NOV 02
Dimitri Peteves Joins the Creed & Gowdy Team!

Creed & Gowdy is excited to announce the addition of attorney Dimitri Peteves to the team.  Dimitri was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to Florida 11 years ago to complete his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Florida.  In 2016, he graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with high honors in the top of his class.

Dimitri is passionate and driven, bringing experience from three judicial clerkships and working with a private international law firm.  His past experience includes serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Allen C. Winsor of the Florida First District Court of Appeal;  the Honorable Mark E. Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida; and the Honorable Robert J. Luck of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

We believe his skills and knowledge will complement our firm's ability and mission to be the law firm that Florida's top lawyers turn to when their biggest cases end up in an appellate court.

Welcome to the firm, Dimitri!

OCT 28
First DCA Affirms $11.6 Million Verdict in Creed & Gowdy Case

The First District Court of Appeal affirmed a $11.6 million verdict in a case handled on appeal by Rebecca Creed.  The trial team, led by Howard Coker and Chelsea Harris of Coker Law and Joe Camerlengo of The Truck Accident Law Firm, had this to say about the First District's decision:  "Many thanks to Rebecca Creed and the Creed & Gowdy team for handling the appeal and giving us great advice along the way to get this just verdict and be able to keep it!"

You can listen to the oral argument here.