Recent Cases & News

MAR 19
Jessie Harrell earns AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics.  The AV rating is the highest rating awarded and is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.  In her first time being rated by her peers, Jessie Harrell earned an AV Preeminent rating.

MAR 08
Creed & Gowdy wins commercial appeal in the 5th DCA

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.

FEB 20
Florida Justice Seminar

Rebecca Creed and Bryan Gowdy lectured on preserving and avoiding trial error at the Florida Justice Association's 2013 Workhorse seminar in Orlando, Florida.

FEB 20
Jessie Harrell chairs JBA practice section

Jessie Harrell, chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association's appellate practice section, chaired the quarterly meeting of the section.

FEB 08
Successful plea deal reached

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