Recent Cases & News

OCT 21
Bryan Gowdy speaks at FJA Jury Selection Seminar

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."

OCT 12
Creed & Gowdy Wins Pro-Bono Case Upholding Constitutional Rights

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.

JUN 26
Bryan Gowdy analyzes Supreme Court decision on gay marriage for Florida Times-Union

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

JUN 25
Rebecca Creed, Bryan Gowdy & D. Gray Thomas recognized as "Florida Elite"

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.

JUN 19
Creed & Gowdy Win for Homeowners in Foreclosure Case

US Bank attempted to foreclose a mortgage against homeowners without any proof that it had standing. Although the trial court ordered foreclosure, Creed & Gowdy was able to obtain a reversal in the Second District. Because the bank failed to prove its case, the appellate court ordered that the case be remanded for entry of an involuntary dismissal of the complaint. Jessie Harrell & Rebecca Creed briefed the case; Jessie Harrell presented the oral argument. You can read the opinion here.