Creed & Gowdy successfully represented a plaintiff in an appeal of order granting a new trial. In a commercial dispute concerning the development of a hotel, the jury had found the defendant was liable to the plaintiff, but a successor judge who had not conducted the trial granted the defendant a new trial on liability. The Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed in a decision that can be found here. Bryan Gowdy and Jennifer Shoaf Richardson handled the appeal.
Rebecca Creed and Bryan Gowdy lectured on preserving and avoiding trial error at the Florida Justice Association's 2013 Workhorse seminar in Orlando, Florida.
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