Recent Cases & News

SEP 16
D. Gray Thomas Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for 14 Consecutive Years

D. Gray Thomas, of the Law Office of D. Gray Thomas, P.A., and Of-Counsel to Creed & Gowdy, P.A., was selected by his peers to be recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Appellate Practice; Criminal Defense: General Practice; and Criminal Defense: White Collar. Mr. Thomas has been recognized by Best Lawyers in two or more practice areas since 2006.

We are so proud of his continued success and recognition by his peers!

AUG 30
Thomas Burns to the Supreme Court of the United States
Scientists Ask Justices To Overturn $10.5M Fraud Conviction

Of-Counsel, Thomas Burns, has filed a petition for certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States.  A jury found two scientists submitted materially deceptive proposals to do $10.6m in research.  Burns represents the two scientists who seek a review of their sentence. 

To read the petition, click here.

To read an article published by Law360 regarding this case, click here.

JUL 25
The Ledger: Fla. Supreme Court to weigh hospital ER liability

In a case stemming from the death of a woman after a botched cosmetic procedure, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether a hospital can be liable for treatment provided by emergency-room doctors who are independent contractors.

Bryan Gowdy represents a woman who was treated by Doctors Hospital after she became unconscious following a cosmetic procedure.  She was treated in the hospital's emergency room and intensive-care unit but died several hours later.  Mr. Gowdy argues that the 3rd District Court of Appeal ruling conflicts with earlier decisions from the 4th District Court of Appeal about whether hospitals can be held liable for the actions of independent contractors.

To read more, click here.


JUL 12
Creed & Gowdy Attorneys Recognized in Florida Legal Elite 2019

Bryan Gowdy, Rebecca Creed, and Thomas Burns have been recognized as Florida Legal Elite for 2019 in the Florida Trend magazine.  They have been selected by their peers as the best appellate lawyers in the state over the past 10 years.

Daniel Mahfood has also been recognized as "Up and Comer" Florida Legal Elite for 2019 in the Florida Trend magazine.  He has been selected for the past two years.

We are so proud of the continued success of our attorneys!


JUN 28
Creed & Gowdy Assists Terrell Hogan in Two Cases Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

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.

The article can be viewed here.