The Super Lawyers list for 2022 has been released, and four Creed & Gowdy, P.A. attorneys have been named.
Rebecca Creed and Bryan Gowdy have been Top-Rated Appellate Attorneys in Florida for over 12 years. This year, Rebecca and Bryan were both ranked Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers for 2022, while Rebecca was also named as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Florida. And, the two have been ranked in the Top 25 Jacksonville Super Lawyers for 2022. These lists consist of the top-rated attorneys, as evaluated by peer recognition and professional achievement, in their areas of practice.
Thomas A. Burns, of counsel, was selected as a Top-Rated Appellate Attorney in Tampa for 2022 for the fourth year in a row.
D. Gray Thomas, of counsel, was selected as a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Jacksonville. Gray has been a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney for the last seven years.
Selection to Super Lawyers is limited to a small number of attorneys. Creed & Gowdy is proud of our attorneys' continuous peer recognition and professional achievements!
On June 24, 2022, Bryan Gowdy & Floyd Fagile presented at the American Association for Justice. The Webinar, titled "Medicaid Liens: How we got to Gallardo v. Marstiller and where do we go next?" was delivered over a video call. They reviewed the history of the Medicaid Act and its relationship to tort recoveries, and past litigation over Medicaid liens. They focused specifically on the litigation history of Gallardo v. Marstiller and how decisional law on Medicaid liens changed as the case worked its way up to the Supreme Court level. More information about the presentation can be found here, along with a purchasable digital version of the Webinar.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision today in Gallardo v. Martstiller, a case in which Creed & Gowdy represented a Medicaid beneficiary, Ms. Gianinna Gallardo. Bryan Gowdy made this statement today in response to press inquiries:
We respect the Court's decision, though we are disappointed and agree with Justice Sotomayor's interpretation of the statutes. The decision, we believe, will harm Medicaid beneficiaries. We hope that Congress will consider amending the statutes.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Creed & Gowdy's client, Patty Davis. The court held that the worker's compensation law did not preclude injured workers, like Ms. Davis, from filing suit under the Florida Consumer Collections Act against medical providers who improperly bill workers for medical services or items covered by worker's compensation insurance. Ms. Davis also was represented by Christa L. Collins of Collins Law PL and Kristin A. Norse and Stuart C. Markman of Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A., Tampa, Florida.
Bryan Gowdy recently appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments in Gallardo v. Marstiller on January 10, 2022. After that appearance. Mr. Gowdy was asked to give a presentation on the case for the American Constitution Society on March 1, 2022. Information about the presentation can be found here, and a video of his presentation can be found here.