Attorney Spotlight: Lidija Barauskas

Attorney Lidija Barauskas joined the Bedell Firm in 2019, practicing criminal defense law.  Background Lidija Barauskas received her undergraduate degree from Emory University in 2012, and her J.D. degree from Florida State University College of Law in 2015. She served as an Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit, handling both misdemeanor and felony […]

Bedell Firm Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Florida Trend Legal Elite

David Barksdale, Brian T. Coughlin, Henry M. Coxe III, John A. DeVault III, R. H. Farnell II, and Michael E. Lockamy were recently recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The winner list represents just over 1 percent of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida. Barksdale, Coxe, and […]

Paralegal Spotlight: Patricia J. Abraham

Patricia J. Abraham joined the Bedell Firm in 2016. She joined the firm as a Family Law Paralegal and has been a strong member of the team ever since. Patricia has over 35 years of experience in the legal field. She has assisted the firm on a variety of cases since she joined and has […]

Brian T. Coughlin Appointed to Juvenile Court Rules Committee

Attorney Brian T. Coughlin was recently appointed to the Juvenile Court Rules Committee for the 2022 term. The scope and function of the Juvenile Court Rules Committee is to carry out the mandate of Rule 2.140, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, concerning the proposal of new rules of procedure and changes to existing rules. Read […]

Ashley Cox on First Coast Connect to Discuss Bifurcation

Couples with contentious cases can become single again without getting a divorce, through a legal strategy called bifurcation. While common among celebrities, any couple can use this method.  Ashley Cox, a respected attorney with more than 15 years of experience and founder of the Family Law practice at the Bedell Firm, joined First Coast Connect […]

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Common Legal Disputes in the Construction Industry

The construction industry, by its very nature, has many complex aspects that can lead to legal disputes and require the assistance of adequate legal representation to assist the various participants in the process through the resolution of many disputes.   The industry involves owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, workers, insurance issues and […]

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NOL Red Sox & Jax Beach Timber Rattlers Crowned Champions

At the end of a recent baseball season, two little league teams sponsored by Bedell Firm have been crowned champions of their leagues. Both the Jacksonville Beach Baseball Timber Rattlers and the NOL Little League Red Sox have earned first place rankings in their respective leagues during the Spring 2019 season.

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Pro Bono Services in the Jacksonville Community

Bedell Firm believes in equal access to justice for all. The firm does not think the cost to hire a lawyer should stand in the way of someone being able to defend his or her rights. The attorneys at Bedell Firm believe it is their duty and privilege as legal professionals to offer pro bono […]

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History Spotlight: Bedell Firm

The law firm of Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. recently celebrated a 150-year milestone, making the Bedell Firm the oldest law firm in continuous existence in Florida. The Bedell Firm strives to provide the most comprehensive professional legal representation to every client, and its success has contributed to a storied history of legal […]

Andrea Baily

Paralegal Spotlight: Andrea U. Bailey

Andrea Bailey joined the Bedell Firm in 1992 and has become an integral part of the firm over the last 26 years. Andrea provides support to the civil litigation team and has assisted with numerous trials and appeals, including trucking accidents, legal malpractice, and complex commercial cases. Throughout her time with the Bedell Firm, Andrea […]

Attorney Michael Lockamy

Attorney Spotlight: Michael Lockamy

Attorney Michael Lockamy specializes in civil litigation, legal malpractice defense, personal injury, employment discrimination, and family law. He has been repeatedly recognized as a rising star in criminal defense by Super Lawyers since 2015 and in Florida Trend’s Up & Comer Legal Elite since 2013. Background Michael attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he […]

New Attorney Announcement: Michael E. Halkitis | The Bedell Firm

New Attorney Announcement: Michael E. Halkitis

Attorney Michael E. Halkitis joined the Bedell Firm in 2018 as a civil litigator. Background Mr. Halkitis graduated cum laude from Davidson College in 2003 and graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2006. Mr. Halkitis moved to Tampa in 2006 where he served one year as a law […]