Attorney O. David Barksdale | The Bedell Firm

Lawyer Spotlight: O. David Barksdale

O. David Barksdale joined the Bedell Firm as a partner in 1999 after working as a division chief and homicide team member at the State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville. David specializes in state and federal criminal defense, is board-certified in Criminal Trial law, and has been recognized as a leader in this field by The […]

Courtney Williams | The Bedell Firm

Attorney Spotlight: Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams works as an attorney at The Bedell Firm. She joined the firm in 2016 and her primary practice areas are complex commercial litigation and general litigation. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2009.  

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

In the mid-1980s, sentencing in federal criminal cases became a partly mathematical process, when Congress formed the United States Sentencing Commission. The goal of Congress was to create a system in which defendants were fairly sentenced based on the facts of their cases, and to avoid unfair variations based on inappropriate factors.

Ashley Wells Cox | The Bedell Firm

Attorney Spotlight: Ashley Wells Cox

Attorney Ashley Wells Cox serves as senior counsel at Bedell Firm, specializing in family law, criminal defense, Florida Bar disciplinary defense, and administrative licensure defense cases. After graduating magna cum laude from Duke University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Studies, Cox attended Northwestern University School of Law, where she graduated […]

Bedell Law Firm Family Law

Child Custody and Timesharing: How Are Decisions Made?

Making decisions regarding custody and timesharing is the most difficult part of a divorce with children. Depending on the nature of the separation and how things are ending, the child custody decision may or may not be a clear decision. There are many factors that are considered in cases of this nature.   Decision-Making Authority […]

Civil Litigation Breach of Contract

Breach of Contract: What Happens Now?

Breach of contract is the failure of one of the parties involved to live up to the terms of the contract. The person who suffered harm as a result of the breach may ask the court to award damages. A person may breach a contract purposely or because unexpected circumstances prevent that person from performing […]

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Best Lawyers in America Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jacksonville, FL (September 21, 2017) — Seven lawyers from the Bedell Firm were named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2018: David Barksdale, Allan F. Brooke, Henry M. Coxe III, John A. DeVault III, R.H. Farnell II, Charles P. Pillans III, and C. Warren Tripp, Jr.

Brian T. Coughlin Bedell Firm

Attorney Spotlight: Brian T. Coughlin

Attorney Brian Coughlin joined the Bedell Law Firm in March 2007. As one of northeast Florida’s promising young attorneys, Brian specializes in matters of criminal justice, as well as internal investigations, personal injury, wrongful death, and professional licensing.