Recent Cases & News

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  

FEB 01
D. Gray Thomas joins Creed & Gowdy, P.A.

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 work.

JAN 28
Bryan Gowdy to speak at Eleventh Circuit seminar

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.