Recent Cases & News

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  

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.