Jessie Harrell, chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association's appellate practice section, chaired the quarterly meeting of the section.
Gray Thomas and Bryan Gowdy, along with a team of other attorneys, assisted on a pro bono basis in the successful plea deal for Cristian Fernandez, who as 12-year-old was charged in adult court for first degree murder. You can read more about the resolution of the case at Jacksonville.com.
D. Gray Thomas joined Creed & Gowdy, P.A. as of counsel
effective February 1, 2013. Mr. Thomas is a board-certified
appellate specialist. With the addition of Mr. Thomas, Creed &
Gowdy has three of the four board-certified appellate specialists
in Jacksonville who are in private practice. Mr. Thomas, a 1992
graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, has
more than twenty years of legal experience. In addition to handling
appeals and matters likely to be appealed, Mr. Thomas handles
matters of criminal defense, civil rights, and bar admissions and
discipline. Mr. Thomas will continue to maintain his own firm, the
Law Office of D. Gray Thomas, primarily for his non-appellate
Bryan Gowdy will be a panel speaker at the Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute in Miami on February 7, 2013. The panel will be addressing electronic filing, expanded record excerpts, and other requirements in Eleventh Circuit practice.
Jennifer Shoaf Richardson served as a panelist for a professionalism CLE encouraging Tallahassee lawyers to get involved in The Florida Bar. Richardson currently serves as Florida Association for Women Lawyers liaison to the Bar's Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors.
Richardson wrote an article encouraging diverse members of the Bar to apply for appointments to Florida Bar Standing committee for the Business Section of the Tallahassee Democrat. Read the article.
An article in The Florida Bar news, detailing how diveristy grants were used, quoted Richardson on the purposes of the Get Involved Tallahassee program. Read the article.