Recent Cases & News

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.

OCT 09
Bryan Gowdy Argues to the Florida Supreme Court on 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 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.

You can read more about this case here and here  (subscriptions required for both articles).

SEP 18
Bryan Gowdy Emphasizes the Importance of Respect Between the Florida Supreme Court and Governor DeSantis

Both the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times quoted Bryan Gowdy in articles about the recent appointment standoff between the Florida Supreme Court and Governor DeSantis.  Mr. Gowdy emphasized the importance of respect between the branches of government.

JUL 01
Creed & Gowdy Attorney's Selected as “2020 Florida Legal Elite” in Florida Trend Magazine

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!