Congratulations to Bryan Gowdy on his induction into the 2023 Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™ Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame consists of a distinguished group of attorneys who have consistently earned high rankings from their peers in the annual Legal Elite voting. "Serving and supporting individual clients has been a privilege", says Gowdy. Read more about Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™ here.
Red Mass is a centuries-old religious service seeking God's guidance and blessing for those working in the administration of justice and government service. Each year during Red Mass the executive board of the Catholic Lawyers Guild presents the Law and Spirituality Award. This year, Bishop Emeritus Felipe Estévez was presented with the honor by Catholic Lawyers Guild President, Bryan Gowdy, who said ". . . we honor our award recipient for bringing the light of the Gospel into the sometimes dark places of the legal and government sectors." Bishop Erik Pohlmeier was the principal celebrant for this year's annual Red Mass; you can listen to his homily here.
The Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases is seeking applicants for vacancies to be considered at the committee's July meeting.
You can read the article here.
Creed & Gowdy won a products-liability appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The case concerns a pelvic mesh manufactured by Coloplast Corp., which a jury found to be defectively designed. Coloplast appealed the $500,000 jury verdict for the plaintiff, and Bryan Gowdy and Dimitri Peteves successfully defended the verdict on appeal. You can listen to the oral argument here and read the court's decision here.
Law360 published its article about the court's decision on February 2. You can find the article here (paywall).
On January 12, 2023, Bryan Gowdy appeared as a panelist discussing civil cases at the virtual Florida Supreme Court 2022 Year in Review hosted by the American Constitution Society. Mr. Gowdy's co-panelists were Michael Ufferman, discussing criminal cases; and Maegen Peek Luka, discussing rule changes. The event was approved for 1 hour of CLE credit. You can find a link to the recording here.