A recent Florida Times Union story detailed multiple cases brought by the Terrell Hogan law firm on behalf of former patients of two local plastic surgeons. They allege that a breast-implant manufacturer, Allergan, aided and abetted the surgeons in defrauding them and other patients to have unnecessary breast-implant surgeries. Creed & Gowdy is assisting Terrell Hogan in two of the cases pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Bryan Gowdy recently argued in those two cases at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Howard.
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Thomas A. Burns, of Counsel, was selected as a Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Tampa, FL for 2019. Thomas has been recognized in the past as a Rising Star and for three years in a row and a was rated a Super Lawyer for 2018.
D. Gray Thomas, Of Counsel, was selected as a Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Jacksonville, FL. Gray has been a Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney for the last four years.
Being selected to Super Lawyers is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. As one of the few attorneys named Super Lawyers, Creed & Gowdy is proud of Thomas and Gray's continuous peer recognition and professional achievements!
In late May, Bryan Gowdy accepted the role of Chair for the Florida Justice Association Amicus Curiae Committee. In his first order of business, Bryan has expressed his opinions on the Florida Supreme Court's recent adoption of the Daubert standard for expert witness testimony. In a recent interview with Law360, he stated, "that the plaintiffs bar has never been opposed to having reliable scientific expert testimony." The Daubert standard may have its concerns, but it can be a good thing. Moving forward he said, "the court should consider whether to impose monetary sanctions on parties that file multiple unsuccessful Daubert motions. He added that under court rules, the judiciary has the authority to do so."
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Last week, the Florida Supreme Court reversed the standard on expert witness testimony, known as Frye, and adopted Daubert. Daubert standard is used by the majority of states already. Bryan Gowdy was featured in a recent journal discussing the transition and future impacts of Daubert in Florida. To read the full interview, click here.
The annual Super Lawyers list has been released, and three Creed & Gowdy attorneys have been named. Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Florida!
Rebecca Creed and Bryan Gowdy have been ranked Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers for 2019. This list consists of the top-rated attorneys evaluated by peer recognition and professional achievement in their area of practice.
Rebecca and Bryan have also been ranked Top 25 Jacksonville Super Lawyers.
Daniel Mahfood was listed as "Rising Star" in 2019. Being selected to Rising Stars is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. Daniel is among only about 2.5 percent of attorneys named "Rising Star" and has been selected each year since 2017.
Creed & Gowdy is proud of our attorney achievements and repeated recognition.