Howard Coker presented the annual "Spartan at Thermopylae" Award to Bryan Gowdy at this year's 15th annual Florida Justice Association Jacksonville Wine Reception benefiting Jacksonville Area Legal Aid for his "readiness to defend justice." This award recognizes an individual who always stands ready to defend justice, even against overwhelming odds and at great personal cost. Congratulations, Bryan!
On November 17th, the United States Supreme Court scheduled oral argument inGallardo v. Marstiller. The case is set to be heard on January 10, 2022. Creed & Gowdy and co-counsel represent Ms. Gianinna Gallardo, a Medicaid beneficiary. Ms. Gallardo's case asks the Court to decide whether a state Medicaid agency may seek reimbursement for Medicaid's payment of the beneficiary's past medical expenses by taking from the portion of the beneficiary's tort recovery that compensates for future medical expenses.
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On November 12, 2021, Rebecca Creed and Dimitri Peteves participated in the Jacksonville Justice Association's Annual Seminar presentation, titled "Summary Judgments Under the New Rule: Offensive and Defensive Strategies." Rebecca served as a moderator for the presentation and Dimitri was a panelist.
On October 26, 2021, the Supreme Court of Florida issued an Administrative Order, making appointments to the Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. The court appointed Daniel B. Rogers of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP as Chair of the committee and Bryan S. Gowdy of Creed & Gowdy as Vice-Chair of the committee for 2022.
On October 22, Bryan Gowdy, along with Thomas Hall, gave the keynote address at the William A. Van Nortwick, Jr. 2021 Presentation of the Pins Pro Bono Celebration, presented by the Fourth Circuit Pro Bono and the Jacksonville Bar Association Pro Bono Committees. Mr. Gowdy's and Mr. Hall's presentation was a "Discussion of Florida's Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program." The yearly event celebrates local attorneys who have provided 20 hours or more of volunteer civil legal services in the previous calendar year.