Recent Cases & News

MAR 01
Rebecca Creed Published in FJA Journal

Rebecca Creed was recently published in the January/February 2016 edition of the Florida Justice Association Journal. Ms. Creed wrote an article titled "Overview and Analysis of Recent Changes to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure." A copy of the article can be found here on page 50. 

FEB 25
Rebecca Creed Speaks as a Panelist at Jacksonville Bar Association’s Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar

On February 25, 2016, partner Rebecca Creed spoke at the Jacksonville Bar Association's Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar as a panelist for "The Record-Perspectives on Preservation from the Bench and Bar." The program began 14 years ago to honor former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raymond Ehrlich, who worked as an attorney in Jacksonville from 1946 until his appointment to the Florida Supreme Court in 1981.   

FEB 15
Local Attorneys Recount Time with Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently passed away. Bryan Gowdy was quoted in an article by the Jacksonville Daily Record about his experience arguing in front of Justice Scalia when he appeared before the United States Supreme Court in Graham v. Florida. The complete article can be found here

FEB 09
Juveniles Sent to Prison for Life Have Reason for Hope for Re-Sentencing

Bryan Gowdy was recently quoted in an article written by The Florida Times Union. After a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, at least 13 local defendants, who were children at the time of their offenses, will be up for re-sentencing. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is unconstitutional to incarcerate children for life without the chance of parole. Last month, the justices said this ruling was retroactive and any child sentenced to a mandatory life sentence prior to 2012 must be re-sentenced. You can read the whole article here.

DEC 31
Creed & Gowdy Prevails Representing Homeowners Against Insurance Company

Creed & Gowdy received a written opinion in favor of their clients, homeowners who had sued their homebuilder's insurer.  The Fifth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's decision finding insurance coverage for property damage to their home caused by construction defects. The appellate court also ruled in the homeowners' favor, finding coverage for attorneys' fees and costs incurred by the homeowners in their suit against the homebuilder. You can read the whole opinion here