The 2020 Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Wine Tasting Gala took place on Friday, March 6 at the Wells Fargo Center. The annual Wine Tasting Gala provides the Bedell Firm an opportunity to pay it forward by participating as a sponsor. The 2020 Wine Tasting Gala raised over a quarter of a million dollars in honor of 25 years of helping Jacksonville families tackling childhood cancer.
Congratulations to Bedell Firm attorney Michael Lockamy, who was recently honored by The Florida Bar as this year’s outstanding pro bono attorney with the President’s Pro Bono Service Award. Michael is actively involved in groups that serve the legal profession and our community. Learn more about Michael Lockamy.
Team Captain Gwandos Ward and Bedell Firm attorneys David Barksdale, John Woodlee, Michael Lockamy, and Lidija Barauskas served Bedell’s famous vegetarian chili at the Charity Chili Cook-Off.
Please join us in congratulating attorney Ashley Wells Cox, recently promoted to Director (Partner). Ashley is lead counsel for the Bedell Firm’s Family Law division, a practice area she helped found in 2016. Learn more about Ashley Wells Cox.
Brian Coughlin Featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record: Commentary on Florida’s Distracted Driver Law
Attorney Brian Coughlin, Bedell Firm director, helps drivers get up to speed on the changes to Florida’s distracted driver law in a feature article published in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
Each year, our children decorate special holiday cards to help us wish you the merriest of seasons. From our family to yours, we hope you enjoy all the wonderful moments this holiday has to offer!
Attorney Brian Coughlin, Bedell Firm director, recently served as Co-Chair for the Leadership Jacksonville program Justice Day. Along with his co-chair Kathy Para, he planned this day-long event bringing together more than 50 community leaders to learn about the justice system on the First Coast. Members visited local judicial offices to develop a better understanding […]
Bedell Firm Attorney John Woodlee, director, was featured as a “Leader in the Law” by the Jacksonville Daily Record. John is president of the board of directors for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Northeast Florida’s nonprofit law firm that provides civil legal assistance for people who otherwise could not afford representation. Read an excerpt from John’s […]
The Bedell Firm was honored as one of the 2020 U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Bedell Firm was recognized as a Tier 1 firm in the metropolitan area of Jacksonville for excellence in the following practice areas: Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Construction Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Legal Malpractice […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Attorney Hank Coxe, former President of the Florida Bar and Director of the Bedell Firm, recently spoke at the Bar’s Annual Convention. Coxe discussed the independence of the American judiciary and the need for lawyers to guard that independence. Read the full article here.
Nine of the Bedell Firm’s attorneys were listed in this year’s Best Lawyers in America for excellence in practice areas from Criminal Defense to Commercial Litigation. Each attorney and his respective listing is outlined below.
Attorney David Barksdale recently joined the Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Board of Trustees for 2019-2020.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In honor of Law Week, Brian Coughlin of the Bedell Firm attended and sponsored “Rendezvous on the Rooftop” at Intuition Ale Works. The event began on Tuesday, April 30 and represented the culmination of the Jacksonville Bar Association 2019 Law Week Committee’s efforts to commemorate Law Day. Observed annually on May 1, Law Day is […]