Recent Cases & News

OCT 21
Aaron Sprague Wins his First Appeal as a Creed & Gowdy Appellate Lawyer

In a 3-0 decision, of-counsel, Aaron Sprague, convinced the First District Court of Appeal to deny a petition for writ of certiorari. In April 2019, petitioner filed a petition for writ of certiorari centered around a discovery dispute.  Mr. Sprague, on behalf of the respondent, opposed this petition. After six months, the Court issued its order denying the petition.  

To read the order, click here.

OCT 11
Meredith Ross Wins Medicaid Lien Case in the First District Court of Appeals

Congratulations to Meredith Ross on a win in the First District Court of Appeals. This case involved a Medicaid lien. On October 14, 2019 the court issued a short per curiam opinion reversing based on another 1st DCA opinion that was released last month and that we had submitted as supplemental authority.

Click here to read more.

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.