Rebecca Creed was invited by the Florida Justice Association to present two topics during the Offers of Judgment: Proposals for Settlement CLE webinar on October 30, 2015. Ms. Creed discussed strategies for drafting proposals for settlement and information related to extensions of time for responding to proposals for settlement.
On October 21, 2015, Bryan Gowdy spoke at the Florida Justice Association's seminar on jury selection, held as part of the FJA's "Masters of Justice" event. Mr. Gowdy's presentation focused on "Jury Selection: Case Law You Need to Know for Great Jury Selection."
Creed & Gowdy successfully overturned a trial court's entry of an injunction against a pro-bono client. The First District Court of Appeal held that trial court's actions violated the client's constitutionally guaranteed right to due process. The trial court violated this right when it did not allow the client to present testimony from a law-enforcement witness. The First District reversed the injunction and remanded to the trial court for a new hearing. The opinion can be found here.
The Florida Times -Union consulted Bryan Gowdy to analyze the Supreme Court of the United States decision on gay marriage, hours after they handed down their decision on Friday, June 26, 2015. Mr. Gowdy also compared the opinion, written by Justice Kennedy, to the dissent from Justice Scalia. Click here to view the article.
Rebecca Creed, Bryan Gowdy, and D. Gray Thomas were recently recognized in the 2015 edition of Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite. 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.